Lima Butter Bean Vegetable Salad

Healthy Christmas Vegetarian Recipes

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Try something a little different for your Christmas buffet with this healthy yet tasty salad.  It has all the colors of Christmas and tastes light and refreshing to boot.  The canned beans don't take away from its flavorful taste.


  • 2 (15 1/4 oz.) cans lima beans, drained
  • 2 (15 oz.) cans butter beans, drained
  • 2 sweet red peppers, chopped
  • 2 green peppers, chopped
  • 1 large sweet onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 C lemon juice
  • 1/2 C olive oil
  • 4 Tbsp. cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper


Place both types of beans into a serving bowl and toss to combine. Add the red peppers, green peppers, onion, and garlic, and toss again. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, oil, and vinegar. Add the cumin and pepper, and whisk until blended in well. Pour the mixture over the bean mixture and toss to coat well. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 1 hour before serving. Makes 16 servings.

Preparation Time:  approximately 15 minutes
Total Time:  approximately 15 minutes

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