I've made this soup numerous times and my family and I just love it (even those people who have previously claimed to despise lima beans ended up liking it a lot). It's equally suitable for a fancy holiday meal or an everyday dinner -- just add some crusty bread and you're good to go. Frozen beans or fresh work equally well. And it definitely helps keep the kitchen a bit tidier if you have an immersion blender. All in all, when I am in the mood to make soup, this is the recipe I make most often.
Leek and Lima Bean Soup with Bacon
JulieDean Posted: 08/28/10
detailaddict Posted: 07/28/11
We really liked this. The bacon flavor really comes through and it's a good soup to pair with an entree salad. I used frozen limas and homemade chicken stock, and served it with CL Market Salad with Goat Cheese and Champagne-Shallot Vinaigrette (July 2011). Even my husband, who doesn't care for leeks or any other kind of onion, remarked that it was surprisingly good. I will be keeping this recipe on-hand this winter for lunches and to pair with sandwiches for comfort-food suppers.
veryslowcook Posted: 12/05/11
I NEVER would've guessed that a leek and lima bean soup could be so yum! I used an immersion blender to make it even easier than it already is. It's thick and filling. Served with a green salad.
CarrieLMB Posted: 11/21/13
Soup is pretty bland by itself but scallions, bacon and sour cream really help.
JenniferM Posted: 02/18/13
This was very easy and tasty. I used frozen lima beans, and since I ate all of the bacon immediately I added some chopped and lightly browned Canadian bacon at the end. This was more tasty and comforting than I expected- I will definitely make it again!
cmfrakes Posted: 06/21/14
Yum, yum, yum! I was skeptical (lima beans?), but tried it anyway. Reminded me of a really creamy pea soup without ham. Made it without bacon, green onions, and sour cream. Used regular chicken broth. Had a great flavor. This will stay in my recipe rotation.