Thyme for Lima Beans

lima beans with thyme

Lima beans, also known as “butter beans,” have a rich meaty texture and are also a great source of fiber.

Lima Beans with Thyme

1/2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup chopped onion
2 cups frozen lima beans
2 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon thyme

Cook lima beans on stovetop according to package directions. While beans are cooking, heat olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Add onion, and cook until soft and translucent. Drain beans, and mix in onions. Add parsley, salt, and thyme. Stir well, and serve.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size = about 1/2 cup)


  1. Tangela says:

    Hi Kristen,

    I justed wanted to tell you how much I love the simplicity of your recipes. I work both a FT & PT job and often when I get home, there is no energy left to prepare a meal. But, so many of your recipes are quick and simple that I can take a minute and prepare something for myself that will nourish me. Thank you & I’m looking forward to starting the season of Lent & Prayer with you.

  2. chris Edwards says:

    Wow work out well did not have enough butter beans so added a can of red kidney beans.simple and great taste..