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salad with lima beans
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Lima Bean Salad

If you like lima beans, you'll love this tasty Lima Bean Salad made with sweet potatoes, garlic and burrata cheese! It's gluten free, veggie-forward and an easy lunch or side dish that you can easily prep ahead of time. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Keyword: lima bean salad, lima beans
Servings: 4
Calories: 236kcal
Author: Erin


  • 2 cups sweet potato peeled and diced
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil divided
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 12 oz. frozen lima beans
  • 1 ball burrata cheese
  • 2 tablespoon fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice to taste, optional
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat and then add the chopped sweet potatoes. Cook sweet potatoes for 5 minutes, and then add the garlic to the skillet and stir to combine. Cook until sweet potatoes are soft, and then pour into a large bowl.
  • Meanwhile, cook the lima beans in a saucepan until they're soft. Strain them, then add them to the bowl with the cooked sweet potato. Add the burrata cheese, parsley, salt, and pepper to the bowl and stir to combine. Taste test, then add lemon juice if desired.
  • Drizzle bowl with remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil, and enjoy!


Substitutions: Can use dried lima beans (they just take longer to cook!); can use fresh mozzarella in place or burrata cheese, or your favorite dairy-free cheese to keep this vegan 


Calories: 236kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 82mg | Potassium: 619mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 9755IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 2mg