I know this probably has a lot of people going…eeew! But I for one love lima beans. There is nothing better than a big bowl of limas, seasoned and swimming in their own thick soupy goodness. Mmmmm… So, when I found these:
Needless to say I was enamored by the pretty speckles and had to have them!
I read on the package that they have a sort of nutty flavor, and it recommended a cold salad type dish that I jumped on board with right away.
It was such a nice, refreshing change to our typical side salads with cookouts. The flavors went well together and tasted fresh and exciting. Its a nice change of pace from even traditional three bean salad, because the vinegarette I chose was not nearly as acidic as that dressing typically is. I’ll keep this one on file to bring to any cookout because I know it would be widely enjoyed.
Lima Bean Salad with Creamy Vinegarette
adapted from Vanns Beans Package
- ! pound dried lima, or other large beans, cooked
- 1 yellow bell pepper, diced
- 1 red onion, diced
- 1 c. fresh spinach, chopped fine
- vinegarette dressing*
Cook beans according to package directions to the point of being tender but firm. Drain
Add pepper, onion, sinach
toss with vinegarette, chill for 1-2 hours
- 2 tbsp fat free yogurt
- 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp fresh organo
- 1 tbsp fresh chives
- 1 tbsp fresh basil
- 1 tbsp fresh thyme
- 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
- salt and pepper to taste
chop herbs and all ingredients mix together