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6 cup fresh butter beans or three 10-ounce boxes frozen baby lima beans½ cup extra virgin olive oil6 Tbsp fresh lime juice6 Tbsp buttermilk salt freshly ground black pepper1 cup chopped mint


1. Bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil. Add the butter beans and cook until they are tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain and rinse the beans under cold running water. Drain well and pat the beans dry.

2. In a large bowl, whisk the olive oil with the lime juice and buttermilk; season the dressing with salt and pepper. Add the beans, cover and refrigerate for 2 hours. Fold in the mint before serving.

Tags: Salad, Side Dish, Vegetarian, Bean & Legume, Southern & Soul, Picnic, Potluck, Church Supper

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