Lima beans have been cultivated in Lima, Peru since about 5000 BC — hence the name. Lima beans can be found fresh, frozen, and dried. Fordhooks (also called butter beans) and baby limas are the two most common varieties. Frozen limas work best in this simple dish. This is an unusual recipe because the legumes are herb roasted, which really enhances the delicate bean flavor.
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1 pound frozen lima beans
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 large garlic cloves, finely chopped (about 1 teaspoon)
1/4 cup pitted, chopped green olives
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon dried sage
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
3/4 cup diced roasted red peppers, drained
Preheat the oven to 400°F. Cook lima beans in enough boiling salted water to cover them until tender, but still firm, 6 to 8 minutes. Drain beans, and dry them on paper towels. Place lima beans in a medium mixing bowl. Add olive oil, garlic, olives, basil, oregano, sage, and pepper. Toss well.
Place bean mixture in single layer on a baking sheet. Roast until beans are softened and golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from the baking pan and place in a medium serving bowl. Mix in roasted red peppers.
Per Serving:160 calories (25 from fat), 2.5g total fat, 460mg sodium, 26g carbohydrates, (6 g dietary fiber, 2g sugar), 8g protein.
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