Monday, September 10, 2012
Christmas Lima Bean
Beautiful Christmas Lima Beans
circa 1840I've grown Christmas Lima Beans before but never tried to cook with them when they were still green on the vine. Today I decided to give it a try.
I did not pick the pods that were real thin. I looked for those that you could see a bean forming.
I just thought it would be appealing to try them in their green stage. I have always liked Lima beans.
I munched on a few before I took them inside and they were very tender and sweet.
I picked a Jimmy Nardello pepper to put with the fresh Christmas Lima beans. I did find some dried on the vine.
I sauteed the beans in olive oil with Jimmy Nardello Peppers, garlic and chives. It was fantastic! It surprised me since I have only eaten them dried in the winter.I believe we will be eating these this fall and growing more next year in our sustainable garden for 2013!