Butter Bean Salad with Lime and Mint

Serving Size: 8
Prep Time:
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  • 6 cup fresh butter beans or three 10-ounce boxes frozen baby lima beans
  • 0.5 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 6 Tbsp buttermilk
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup chopped mint


1. Bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil. Add the butter beans and cook until they are tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain and rinse the beans under cold running water. Drain well and pat the beans dry.

2. In a large bowl, whisk the olive oil with the lime juice and buttermilk; season the dressing with salt and pepper. Add the beans, cover and refrigerate for 2 hours. Fold in the mint before serving.