Lima Beans with Lemon

  • Active Time 15m
  • Total Time 15m

Makes 4 servings


  • Two 10-ounce packages frozen lima beans
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • For the Sauce:
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 6 scallions, thinly sliced
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley


In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the beans, water, lemon juice and salt and cook for 5-7 minutes, or until the beans are just tender. Drain the beans.


In a small sauté pan over low heat, melt the butter. Add the lemon zest, scallions and cayenne pepper. Cook for 2 minutes until the scallions start to soften. Stir in the salt and parsley.

Add the cooked beans to the sauce and heat thoroughly.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Doubleday. All rights reserved.

RecID 5415

nutrition information per serving

574 calories; 7g total fat; 16mg cholesterol; 774mg sodium; 100g carbohydrates; 30g fiber; 33g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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