Marinated Lima Beans

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Marinated Lima Beans

A tongue-tingling way to enjoy lima beans. Serve them on a bed of lettuce surrounded by cucumber slices, tomato wedges, and mixed olives, with a sprinkling of chopped parsley and green onions on top. –The Ram in the Thicket, Wilton, New Hampshire

Yield: Serves 4-6


  • 1 package frozen baby limas
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (or to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon fresh mint
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Cook limas until barely tender. Combine remaining ingredients in blender and process until well blended. Pour over drained limas and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, preferably longer, stirring ring occasionally.

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