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Mediterranean Lima Beans
Canned beans are a great way to enjoy the health benefits of beans and include them as part of your Healthiest Way of Eating in a minimal amount of time. One serving of this recipe provides 213% of the daily value (DV) for health-promoting molybdenum, 41% DV for fiber, and 41% DV for manganese. Enjoy!
Mediterranean Lima Beans Prep and Cook Time: 10 minutes

  • 2 cups cooked or 15-oz can lima beans, preferably organic
  • 2 TBS extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 3 TBS chopped green onions
  • sea salt and pepper to taste


  1. Press or mince garlic and let sit for 5 minutes to enhance its hidden health properties.
  2. Drain liquid from lima beans and rinse under cold running water.
  3. Combine lima beans, garlic, olive oil, tomato, green onions, and salt and pepper to taste.
Serves 2

If using canned beans it is important to rinse them well as this helps to reduce some of the compounds that can cause intestinal gas. If you have the time, by all means it's great to make beans from scratch.

Nutritional Profile

Mediterranean Lima Beans
1.00 serving
(229.63 grams)
Calories: 292





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Mediterranean Lima Beans
1.00 serving
229.63 grams
Calories: 292

World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
molybdenum159.47 mcg35421.8excellent
copper0.39 mg432.7good
fiber10.27 g372.3good
manganese0.82 mg362.2good
folate106.41 mcg271.6good
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
excellent DRI/DV>=75% OR
Density>=7.6 AND DRI/DV>=10%
very good DRI/DV>=50% OR
Density>=3.4 AND DRI/DV>=5%
good DRI/DV>=25% OR
Density>=1.5 AND DRI/DV>=2.5%

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