Mayan Style Lima Beans

Lima beans are one of the most polarizing beans and foods out there. However, we don’t understand all the lima bean hate. Do you turn up your nose at lima beans? They’re one of the mildest flavored beans. In some circles, the big ones are called butter beans. Protein-rich, creamy limas are mild and delicious. With just a bit of lime juice and toasted pumpkin seeds, lightly charred lima beans make a satisfying dish full of texture and flavor. Mayan Lima Beans may just be your best new family recipe.

Mayan style lima beans recipe

Serves 4-6

Total Time: 35 minutes

Vegan, Gluten-Free

20 ounces frozen Fordhook lima beans, defrosted

1 tablespoon sesame oil

1 tablespoon avocado oil

½ cup pumpkin seeds

¼ – ½ teaspoon sea salt

2 green onions, sliced

½ cup chopped parsley

1 lime, quartered



  1. Toast pumpkin seeds in a 350∞F oven for 10 minutes or until lightly browned.
  2. Place freshly toasted seeds in a food processor and process until finely ground.
  3. Heat sesame and avocado oil in a medium sauté pan until hot, add lima beans and allow to sit and develop a sear, tossing occasionally until desired sear is achieved.
  4. Add green onions, ground pumpkin seeds, and salt.
  5. Place lima beans in a serving dish, top with parsley, and serve with lime wedges.

See there? Lima beans can be utterly delicious!

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