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Christmas Lima Beans

The Christmas Lima Bean is a large, flat, heirloom-variety pole bean with a swirling maroon pattern on a white background. These markings remain visible after cooking. Its chestnut-like flavor and flaky texture make it a distinctive bean for a variety of culinary applications.

  • Colorful pattern remains after cooking

  • High in fiber and protein

  • Naturally gluten free

  • Heirloom variety

  • Manitou Trading Company
    Price: $13.05
    $0.82 / Ounce

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    Suggested uses

  • Experiment with unique variations on the traditional corn and lima bean succotash, incorporating other seasonal vegetables, fresh herbs and even chiles

  • Add to fresh seasonal vegetable soups

  • Toss cooked beans with fresh vegetables of your choice, cooked pasta and vinaigrette

  • Basic prep

    Carefully sort beans and rinse thoroughly. Place in a large pot with a lid, and add enough water to cover by 1 inch. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 90 minutes or until tender.

    Storage & handling

    Store in a dry, cool place.


    Christmas lima beans.

    Classic recipe

    Christmas Lima Bean Soup

    This hearty, delicious soup blends the colorful creaminess of our Christmas Lima Beans with the rich, smoky flavors of bacon and paprika. The distinctive maroon swirl pattern of Christmas lima beans, an heirloom variety bean, gives this soup a beautiful presentation.