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Whipped Lima Beans
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4.23 from 9 votes

Whipped Lima Beans

Simple to make, vibrant on the plate, and flavor to die for; this lima bean side dish is a show-stopper.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Basil and Bubbly


  • 4 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 32 oz frozen baby lima beans
  • 4 garlic cloves smashed
  • 2 two tablespoons of fresh rosemary leaves


  • Bring water, garlic, and rosemary to a boil in a large pot.
  • Add lima beans and cook for 18 minutes, or until very soft.
  • Drain, reserving 1 cup of the cooking liquid.
  • Using an immersion blender, process very well, making sure the garlic is completely blended and absorbed into the mixture.
  • Add the reserved cooking liquid a small amount at a time, until the consistency reaches that of a whipped potato. You may not need to use all of the liquid. I like to start with 1/2 a cup of the liquid, and add it in 1/4 cup increments, usually totaling no more than 1 cup.