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Luscious Lima Bean Soup Recipe
  • READY IN 4+ hrs

Luscious Lima Bean Soup

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"Quick, easy, and wildly satisfying soup that is both light and hearty. This soup freezes wonderfully, and can be used for lunches or quick suppers. Enjoy!!"

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  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    2 hrs 5 mins
  • READY IN

    4 hrs 30 mins

Directions

  1. Bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Add dry lima beans, and boil for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat, and allow the beans to sit, covered, for 1 to 2 hours to soften. Drain and rinse until water runs clear, discarding bean water.
  2. In a soup pot, saute vegetables in olive oil until onions and celery are translucent. Add lima beans, and saute for another 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. In the meantime, bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Add the vegetable bouillon to the boiling water, and stir until dissolved. Add broth to the sauteed vegetables and beans. Add remaining water, and allow soup to simmer over a low flame for 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Serve steaming hot.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 14, 2008

I'm a soupaholic, and this is one of my favorites. I followed the recipe other than subbing 1 cup of chopped onion for the leek and shallots. I added a 14.5 oz. can of diced tomatoes, an 8 oz. can of tomato sauce and a tbsp. of minced garlic. This soup is even better the next day. Five stars and highly recommended!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 05, 2005

good but I had to cook it almost 2 more hours than it said to get the beans soft enough.

 
Jul 23, 2003

Great comforting soup on a chilly fall evening. The only change I made was to omit the water and boullion and use chicken broth instead. Delish!

 
Jan 25, 2004

I thought this soup was great! I didn't even saute' the vegetables -- just threw them in the crockpot after the beans had softened -- and it turned out wonderful. This is a tasty, low-calorie vegan soup that I will definitely make again. Note: I didn't have as many carrots as the recipe called for, but I did have a leftover rutabaga that I cut up and threw in. It was a terrific addition.

 
Mar 18, 2009

WOW! Never thought I would love lima bean soup. I had some dry lima beans in the pantry and was looking for some way to utilize these. I followed the recipe except added a bay leaf, a dash of thyme and a bit more salt. Would definitely make this again. Healthy, cheap and nutritious.

 
Mar 19, 2003

Great Recipe!!!! I added more leek and shallot for a little more flavor. 1st time I made it I over sauted the vegetables, 2nd time I sauted leek & shallots, threw in Limas and at the last minute threw in vegies. This allowed the Limas and the vegies to finish up better at the end.

 
Nov 09, 2008

Wow! So inexpensive to make and so very tasty. I followed the recipe as written except for using onion instead of leeks and shallots, boxed chicken stock instead of the cubes, and I added two carrots. I served cornbread with it. Even my picky six year old finished his bowl of soup. I will definitely make this one again and again. Thank you for contributing this recipe!

 
Jul 17, 2008

Wow, what a delicious soup and turned out just like the picture. The soup was creamy and tasty, the Lima beans soft like butter. I had never made Lima soup before and so glad and a favorite. Of course my husband loved it too. My favorite was always Pea soup but I think I've been converted. The Lima beans are so light and velvety and the carrots add a touch of sweetness. I cooked with ham hocks so extra delicious and never forget the Bay leaves, but next time I think I'll try the veggie only way. I made a mistake and pureed it a little too much, big mistake since those Lima beans are the stars of the show. Thanks for a great recipe.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 220 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 37.3 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 3.5 g
  • 5%
  • Fiber
  • 10.9 g
  • 43%
  • Protein
  • 11.4 g
  • 23%
  • Sodium
  • 46 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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