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Butter Bean Salad with Lime and Mint

Source: © Food & Wine Magazine
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Active Time:  45 Minutes
Total Time:  2 Hours 30 Minutes
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The secret to this delicate and refreshing butter bean salad is the dressing, made with cold, tangy buttermilk, olive oil and lime juice. The Lees call it "the flavors of a Southern summer."
RECIPE INGREDIENTS
6 cups  fresh butter beans or three 10-ounce boxes frozen baby lima beans
1/2 cup  extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup  plus 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/4 cup  plus 2 tablespoons buttermilk
salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 cup  chopped mint
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DIRECTIONS
Bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil. Add the butter beans and cook until they are tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain and rinse the beans under cold running water. Drain well and pat the beans dry.


In a large bowl, whisk the olive oil with the lime juice and buttermilk; season the dressing with salt and pepper. Add the beans, cover and refrigerate for 2 hours. Fold in the mint before serving.




Recipe reprinted by permission of © Food & Wine Magazine. All rights reserved.
Date Added: 11/03/2010
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