Lima Beans

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Preparation, Uses, & Tips

Soak dried limas for six hours and cook on the stove uncovered for about one hour, or until tender. 1 cup of dried limas makes approximately 2 1/2 cups of cooked beans. Succotash, corn mixed with lima beans, is a traditional dish in the southern United States. Try puréeing lima beans as a substitute for milk in creamy soups.

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