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Lima Beans with Aji Chiles


A scrumptious side dish made with aji chiles, fresh lima beans and a variety of spices.













Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free, High Fiber


1 whole leeks
white part only, finely chopped
2 each aji chiles
fresh, stems and seeds removed, minced (serrano chiles as substitute)
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound lima beans
baby fresh, or frozen, thawed, (4cups) do not use dried beans
½ cup water
could use 1 cup
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon
or lime zest
¼ teaspoon salt
1 x black pepper
freshly ground


Sauté the leek and ajis in 1 tb. of the butter and the olive oil for 30 seconds. Add the Lima beans, water, and the citrus juice. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes or until the beans are tender.

Mix the 1 tablespoon of butter with the citrus zest and the salt and pepper. Drain the beans and add the butter mixture. Simmer for a minute and stir to coat the beans.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 159g (5.6 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 21737% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 208mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 9%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars g
Protein 16g
Vitamin A 12% Vitamin C 23%
Calcium 4% Iron 16%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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