Lima Beans Sautéed in Ghee with Optional Hemp Flakes


  • 2 cups cooked lima beans (canned is fine, just rinse and drain)
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 1 onion, finely sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp red chili flakes (optional for some heat)
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 2 tbsp hemp flakes (optional)
  • Fresh parsley or cilantro, chopped (for garnish)
  • Lemon or lime wedges (for serving)


  • Preparation of Lima Beans: If using dry lima beans, soak them overnight. Drain and rinse them, then boil in a pot of water until tender. If you're using canned beans, simply rinse and drain them.
  • Sauté Onions and Garlic: In a skillet or sauté pan, melt the ghee over medium heat. Add the sliced onions and sauté until they are translucent and golden. Add the minced garlic and red chili flakes (if using) and sauté for another minute until fragrant.
  • Add Lima Beans: Incorporate the lima beans into the skillet, stirring gently to ensure they're well-coated in the ghee and onion mixture.
  • Season: Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Allow the beans to cook for another 5-7 minutes, occasionally stirring to ensure even cooking and flavor absorption.
  • Add Hemp Flakes: If you're using hemp flakes, sprinkle them over the lima beans, folding them into the mixture. The hemp flakes will give a nutty flavor and a boost of protein, fiber, and omega fatty acids.
  • Serve: Once the lima beans are heated through and have absorbed the flavors, remove from heat. Transfer to a serving dish, garnish with freshly chopped parsley or cilantro, and serve with a wedge of lemon or lime.
  • Portion should be 1 up to 1.5 cups eaten alone as a meal or 1/4 up to 1/2 cup with any lean protein. 
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