Lima beans are an excellent source of molybdenum and a very good source of dietary fiber, copper and manganese. Lima beans are good sources of folate, phosphorus, protein, potassium, vitamin B1, iron, magnesium and vitamin B6.
1 pound dried lima beans
2 bay leaves
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
1 medium onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Additional chopped fresh parsley
Rinse and sort beans; soak according to package directions. Drain and rinse beans, discarding liquid.
Place beans in a large saucepan; add bay leaves and water to cover by 2 in. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until beans are tender, 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours. Drain.
In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir until tender, 3-4 minutes. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add next six ingredients. Stir in drained beans and remaining oil; toss to combine. Sprinkle with additional parsley.