Love Me Lima Bean Soup
 

Love Me Lima Bean Soup

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Lima beans are no longer the food your parents used to punish you with. In this tasty, filling soup, the lima beans are creamy and delicious -- we bet you wouldn't even know they were lima beans!

SERVING SIZE

4

INGREDIENTS

1 cup dried lima beans, soaked overnight (we used Llano Seco)

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon butter

2 celery stalks, sliced

2 carrots, chopped

1 onion, chopped

1 clove garlic, minced

4 cups vegetable or chicken broth

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1 teaspoon fresh thyme, leaves removed from stems

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Soak the lima beans overnight in a small pot with 4-5 cups water. Drain.

In a large soup pot, heat the oil and butter over medium heat. Saute the celery, carrots and onion for 5 minutes, until softened. Add the garlic and saute for 30 seconds. Add in the broth, mustard and thyme leaves and stir to combine. Stir the lima beans in. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer and cook until the lima beans are softened, about 25-40 minutes.Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve with bread for dipping if desired.

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