Butter Bean Dish with olive oil, sage, rosemary and dried chillies

Miles Storm helping me cook up this yummy dish.

Miles Storm helping me cook up this yummy dish.

It is said that people either LOVE or HATE Lima Beans AKA Butter Beans. I am definitely a lover of Lima Beans. They are a great source of protein, and as my Son and I do not eat animals, this is a great plus for us to incorporate them into our diet. Lima Beans are also high in calcium and manganese which helps to maintain healthy strong bones. They give you energy, are high in iron (another plus if you do not eat meat), are low in calories and almost fat-free. Want more inspiration? Butter beans are high in fiber and bind with the bile acids in ones’s body thus lowering your cholesterol, this happens when the two leave together exiting the body. Lima Beans also help keep you regular by aiding your digestive tract.

Besides all of this, you can make really yummy dishes with Lima Beans like this recipe I am highlighting here – Lima Beans with Olive Oil, Rosemary, Sage and dried chillies. It does take a few hours to make and there are a few different steps, but is fairly easy and generously serves 4 adults. It will also stay in the fridge for a few days with no worries at all. If you find it dries out you can add some olive oil on top before serving.

It is a great meal to serve if you have a Little One, well for me anyway as my 2-year-old loves to eat with his hands and Lima Beans are a great finger food. Obviously though, you would separate a part and cook without the chillies. Miles Storm had such a fun time this afternoon helping me in the kitchen. He is such a foodie in the making, he gets great joy cooking  just like his Daddy.

THE RECIPE

Ingredients

Ingredients

WHAT YOU NEED

  • 2 Cups of Dried Organic Lima Beans
  • 3 Cups of Organic Vegetable Stock (I used Nature’s Promise)
  • A bunch of organic garlic cloves (I used around 15)
  • A big bunch of Organic Sage (which I took from our garden)
  • A big bunch of Organic Sage (which I took from our garden)
  • 4 Long Dried Chillies
  • Quarter of a Cup of Organic Olive Oil
  • Sea Salt and Pepper to taste
  • A pot that you can put in the over to cook (we use Le Creuset cooking equipment in our house)

RECIPE

  • First of all soak the Lima Beans, doing this will help to remove indigestible sugars that can cause flatulence. To do this, place the raw Lima Beans in pot generously covered with water and let the beans boil for 10 minutes
  • Remove from heat and let the beans sit in the water for around an hour, making sure they are entirely covered in liquid
  • Once an hour has passed, drain in colander and rinse in cold water
  • Preheat your over to 350F
  • Put beans back in pot and cover with vegetable stock, return to flame and high simmer for 30 minutes
  • Remove pot from heat
  • Add all ingredients besides the salt, stir and place in oven. If you do not have a lid that is suitable to go into an oven aluminium foil works just as well
  • Cook for one hour
  • Add salt at the end if you feel the need
  • Presto, you just made some melt-in-your-mouth beans. Give yourself a pat on the back!

Thanks for reading, please feel free to add comments or questions to the bottom of this post, I would LOVE to hear from you!

Super buttery creamy beans withhout the butter or the cream.

Super yummy vegan buttery creamy beans, without the butter or the cream.

6 thoughts on “Butter Bean Dish with olive oil, sage, rosemary and dried chillies

  1. Cherie Hobday

    Wow! Libs this sounds so good especially with our cooler weather just around the corner, pretty hot here at the moment, but I want to try it as soon as it cools down a bit! I can’t believe all the health benefits, so good, especially for us!

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    1. Willy B Mum

      Yes, I think you should definitely make them and I think that this is a great base to experiment. I was thinking mushrooms, tomatoes and onions might also be a great addition.

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  2. Monica J @Sofamilyonline

    I absolutely love Lima beans. I grew up eating Lima beans. When I would visit my grandparents in South Carolina they would always make me Lima beans served over rice. Oh I can taste it now. I didn’t even know they had so many great healthy benefits to them. Your dish looks great. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  3. Monica J @Sofamilyonline

    I love Lima beans. I grew up eating Lima beans. When I would visit my grandparents in South Carolina they would always make me Lima beans served over rice. Oh I can taste it now. I didn’t even know they had so many great healthy benefits to them. Your dish looks great. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    Reply
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