Christmas Lima Bean , Heirloom Bean - Rancho Gordo, Rancho Gordo
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Rancho Gordo

Christmas Lima Bean

Regular price $ 5.95

A rich chestnut texture and an almost nutty flavor make this the most unusual Lima bean. A true revelation for those who believe they don't like Limas. 

Suggestions: Pot beans, salads, soups, casseroles, chili, curry

Christmas Limas are an intriguing variation on the traditional Lima. In Italy, you'll find them as Fagioli del Papa or "Pope's beans." Also known stateside as "Chestnut Lima" and sometimes even "Calico" beans. Whatever you call them, they've done a great deal to help fix the bad reputation of traditional Lima beans.

A true Lima bean, originally from Peru (hence Lima), this gorgeous bean has all the "meat" of Limas, but with a chestnut flavor. They're big and bold and can stand up to a chile sauce or curry or simply be enjoyed with a drizzle of olive oil and a few grates of dry goat cheese. One of my most successful inventions was cooked Christmas Limas in a gorgonzola sauce. I still swoon a little when I think about this dish!

If you grew up thinking you hated Limas, you owe it to yourself to give this one a try.

This is one of those beans that would be great with tons of garlic and sautéed wild mushrooms!

Latin name: Phaseolus lunatus

Country of production: USA

 

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