Lima Bean and Sweet Pepper Gratin
"This butter bean gratin is based on an amazing flageolet bean gratin that one of my mentors, Frank Stitt, makes. His recipe was originally inspired by one from Richard Olney," says Hugh Acheson. ("Butter bean" is a common Southern term for limas.) "It's an ode to the marriage of Southern vegetables and French know-how."
Lima Bean and Ricotta Crostini
Food & Wine's Justin Chapple thinks that lima beans deserve a place on every table, especially when they're made into a bright, herby salad and piled onto crunchy and creamy ricotta toasts.
Grilled Swordfish with Lima-Bean-and-Herb Butter
Giant Lima Beans with Stewed Tomatoes and Oregano Pesto
Lima Bean Hummus
The buttery texture of lima beans make an outstanding smooth and creamy hummus. Serve them up with some vegetables or crackers and you have the perfect party dip.
Fresh Lima Bean Gratins
Fresh lima beans are only available for about eight weeks a year. Here they appear in a buttery gratin.
Spicy Squid Salad with Watercress and Lima Beans
In this simplified version of one of Jan Birnbaum's signature dishes, the large lima beans need to soak overnight, so plan accordingly.
Lima Bean, Arugula and Tomato Salad
This elegant and simple spring salad is full of buttery lima beans and flavorful arugula leaves. It's the perfect side salad or add some chicken to make it a full dinner salad.
Creamy Winter Lima Bean and Bacon Soup
Warm your cold winter days with this creamy lima bean soup. The buttery flavor of lima beans and crisp bacon topping will warm your soul.
Summer Lima Bean & Corn Soup
Loaded with fresh seasonal vegetables, this great lima bean soup with fresh corn highlights the colors and flavor of summer.
Lima Bean Hummus and Tomato Toast
Wonderful as a snack, appetizer or even breakfast, these lima beans are the perfect spread to toast and tomato.
Lima Bean Puree with Olives and Shaved Pecorino
Creamy Potato Soup with Lamb and Lima Beans
This North African-inspired soup is perfect for using up cooked lamb, or substitute leftover beef.