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Christmas Lima Beans

Accounts of the Christmas Lima Bean's use in gastronomy date back to the 1840s in the American Southwest, and they became particularly popular around the turn of the 20th century. Their rich, chestnutty flavor and meaty texture make them a delicious addition to soups and stews and a hearty accompaniment to grilled fish or vegetables.

  • Heirloom-variety beans

  • Decorative swirling maroon pattern remains visible after cooking

  • High in fiber and protein

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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.