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Mediterranean Lima Beans

February/March 2005, The EatingWell Diabetes Cookbook (2005)

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Canned tomatoes and frozen chopped onions and lima beans make this hearty side dish a cinch. If you like, make it more substantial with the addition of crumbled feta cheese or chopped Greek olives.


Mediterranean Lima Beans Recipe

Makes: 6 servings, 1 cup each

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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups chopped fresh or frozen onions
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper, or to taste
  • 2 14-ounce cans diced tomatoes
  • 2 10-ounce packages frozen baby lima beans, (4 cups)

Preparation

  1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, 3 to 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook 1 minute more. Stir in oregano, cinnamon, crushed red pepper, tomatoes and lima beans. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the beans are fully cooked and the mixture is heated through, 10 to 15 minutes. Serve hot.

Nutrition

Per serving: 190 calories; 8 g fat (1 g sat, 5 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 44 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 12 g protein; 14 g fiber; 312 mg sodium; 705 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Fiber (37% daily value), Vitamin C (30% dv), Magnesium (15% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 1 1/2

Exchanges: 1 starch, 2 vegetable, 1 very lean meat, 1 fat (mono)



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