Lima Beans and Carrots

Lima Beans and Carrots

I am very excited about this recipe. Since we try to have 1 plant based meal a day, I am always looking to create simple, fast and easy vegan recipes.

This is an adaption of my Chicken and Carrots recipe. Lima beans were easily substituted for the chicken with success!


1 lbs. Lima beans (about 3 cups)

2 cups carrots, sliced on the diagonal, or use baby carrots. I personally do not like baby carrots, as I feel they are less flavorful and crisp.

12 cloves garlic, peeled and whole

6 cups wine, broth or water.

1 teaspoon thyme, or use fresh oregano at the end of the cooking

¾ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon pepper


Place beans, carrots and garlic in pot. Add salt, pepper, thyme and water water. Cook on low.

Crock pot: Cook on low until done. Less water is required. Adjust seasoning.

Stove top: bring to boil and let simmer until done. Adjust seasoning.

Pressure Cooker: 12 minutes to pressure and then release the pressure quickly by running cold water over the lid when done. Adjust seasoning.

I call this maximum taste for minimal effort. A winner!

Here are the pictures:


Just completed, and in the crockpot.

I wanted people to see the actual beans. Yum!

I wanted people to see the actual beans. Yum!

Everyone liked it. I am so happy!




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20 thoughts on “Lima Beans and Carrots

  1. KR February 14, 2017 at 2:26 AM Reply

    Sounds good. Thank you for inspiration .)

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Doctor Jonathan February 6, 2017 at 3:43 PM Reply

    It’s a great idea to plan for plant based meals in one’s ongoing rotations. It is a healthy option and offers the GI tract a break from traditional eating.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Cooking For The Time Challenged February 6, 2017 at 3:58 PM Reply

      Agreed. I think it’s much healthier to limit animal protein. I believe in 1 plant based meal a day and red meat only once a week. In addition, I prefer to eat complex carbohydrates, and avoid refined sugars and flours. It’s a bit draconian, but I think it is so much healthier on so many levels.

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  3. anotherfoodieblogger February 6, 2017 at 12:40 PM Reply

    I call those butter beans, and I love them! It looks delicious!

    Liked by 2 people

  4. koolkosherkitchen February 5, 2017 at 11:30 PM Reply

    Lovely recipe, thank you!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. susieshy45 February 5, 2017 at 10:53 PM Reply

    I have a new crock pot- I am going to try this.

    Liked by 2 people

  6. Jessica February 5, 2017 at 9:26 PM Reply

    What a neat recipe. I never would’ve thought about carrots and Lima beans. It sounds really great. Thank you!

    Liked by 2 people

  7. Lynz Real Cooking February 5, 2017 at 9:02 PM Reply

    Sounds so good

    Liked by 2 people

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