Rating: 5 stars
4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

Lima beans go upscale in this main-dish salad. Paired with green beans, tomatoes, and bacon, and then dressed with a lemon-basil vinaigrette, the end result is so tasty our Test Kitchens gave it a near-perfect rating. Leave out the bacon for a vegetarian variation.

Victoria Riccardi
Recipe by Cooking Light May 2000


Credit: Randy Mayor

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6 servings (serving size: 1 cup)


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Instructions Checklist
  • Combine first 9 ingredients in a bowl; stir with a whisk.

  • Steam the green beans, covered, for 8 minutes or until tender. Combine green beans, tomato, and lima beans in a large bowl. Pour basil mixture over bean mixture, and toss well. Sprinkle with bacon.

Nutrition Facts

133 calories; calories from fat 25%; fat 3.7g; saturated fat 0.7g; mono fat 2.1g; poly fat 1g; protein 7.1g; carbohydrates 19.4g; fiber 3g; cholesterol 3mg; iron 2.4mg; sodium 334mg; calcium 53mg.