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.
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.
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.