Luscious Lima Bean Soup


Quick, easy, and wildly satisfying soup that is both light and hearty. This soup freezes wonderfully, and can be used for lunches or quick suppers. Enjoy!!

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs 5 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 30 mins
9 servings


  • 1 pound dry lima beans

  • 4 cups water

  • 5 carrots, chopped

  • 1 leek, bulb only, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons minced shallots

  • 2 stalks celery, chopped

  • 4 cubes vegetable bouillon

  • 8 cups water

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Add dry lima beans, and boil for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat, and allow the beans to sit, covered, for 1 to 2 hours to soften. Drain and rinse until water runs clear, discarding bean water.

  2. In a soup pot, saute vegetables in olive oil until onions and celery are translucent. Add lima beans, and saute for another 2 to 3 minutes.

  3. In the meantime, bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Add the vegetable bouillon to the boiling water, and stir until dissolved. Add broth to the sauteed vegetables and beans. Add remaining water, and allow soup to simmer over a low flame for 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Serve steaming hot.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

220 Calories
4g Fat
37g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 9
Calories 220
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Sodium 46mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 14%
Dietary Fiber 11g 39%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 4mg 18%
Calcium 62mg 5%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 1027mg 22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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