Christmas Lima is an heirloom bean which has been a favorite for many generations. It was first cultivated in the United States around 1840. Its subtle chestnut-like flavor and meaty texture make it superb for use in casseroles, chili, stews, soups and salads.
Good Meaty Bean
Posted by Susan on Nov 6th 2019
I love using these beans. I add a smoked ham hock to the beans for flavor and some thyme, oregano and bay leaf. Sometimes I have used dried orange rind or fresh zest. But I add it right at the end for a bit of a surprise, hidden flavor. These are also fun in 1pound packages as a holiday gift. Elegant Beans has a great variety of heirloom beans and I appreciate their service.
Posted by Ruth on Feb 17th 2019
I order these periodically just so I can make the Christmas Lima Bean soup with Paprika. I use a mix of regular and hot paprika, and we love it!
Posted by Melisa large on Aug 2nd 2018
Love the beans have shared the beans with family and they love them so I have bought more to share around.
Posted by Cheryl Gallo on Dec 7th 2017
I cooked these Christmas Lima beans in my instant pot (added a diced onion and green bell pepper - garlic, oregano, thyme, smoked paprika & liquid aminos) and I could eat them every day they are so good. Going to try and use in vegan patty recipe too.
Christmas Limas are Delicious
Posted by Unknown on Jun 28th 2017
Cook in crock pot with olive oil and garlic. Yum.
Best succatash ever
Posted by cora burn on Feb 26th 2017
The beans were tasty and creamy with NO gas.
Best Beans Ever
Posted by H. Jane Chihal on May 16th 2016
I'm a bean lover and am trying many of the different beans from Elegant Beans. This is my favorite. It is a rather large, thick bean with a meaty texture and nutty flavor. My husband loves it. I served it simply over rice with sauteed onions and bell peppers with some hot paprika for kick and toasted garlic. Yummy
Posted by Ruth on Feb 8th 2016
I bought the first bag at Raley's and made the Christmas Lima Soup recipe from Williams Sonoma. It was so good I ate two bowls and froze the rest to take to our monthly potluck and then got on line to order more of the beans. only change was I used 1/2 Hot Hungarian Paprika and 1/2 the regular Hungarian Paprika.
Christmas Lima bean soup
Posted by Unknown on Feb 1st 2016
I made the Christmas lima bean soup with bacon and it was very good. It called for 1/3 cup paprika but I only put in 1 1/2 tablespoons and it was enough. The bean had a good taste and held its shape in the soup.