Lima Bean Stew

Lima Bean Stew

This flavorful Peruvian dish is an interesting spin on a classic chili dish, featuring lima beans in place of the usual kidney or pinto. This recipe comes to us from our friends at Tomato Wellness and was developed by Manuel Villacorta, MS, RD.

Cooking Tip of the Week: Garlic can burn quickly, so it’s usually best to cook the onions first, then add the garlic to the pan and cook for 1-2 minutes more until the garlic begins to turn golden.

Food for Thought: Exploring traditional recipes from all around the world is a great way to learn about a healthy diet. This Peruvian dish features lima beans, a fiber-rich type of bean named after the capital of Peru, Lima. Ingredients like tomatoes, garlic, paprika, parsley and  chili paste contribute antioxidants and other nutrients to the dish, which are important in preventing disease.

Family Dinner Conversation Starter: Which culture has the most delicious food in your opinion? Which new culture’s food would you like to try?

Adult: Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. When the oil is hot, add the onion and garlic. Sauté until soft and fragrant.

Together: Stir in the chili paste and paprika and cook for another minute.

Together: Add the water, tomato sauce, and lima beans to the pan and cook, uncovered, over low heat, making sure to stir the pot ever few minutes.

Together: Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Kid: Toss with the fresh parsley before serving.

Recipe and photo from Whole Body Reboot by Manuel Villacorta, MS, RD.

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