Sweet Onion Apricot Limas

August 12, 2010

Sweet onion and tart apricots compliment the buttery taste of lima beans. This can be served hot, as a side dish, or cold, as a relish.

Makes 8 servings

  • 1 15-ounce can, rinsed and drained, or 1 3/4 cups cooked dry-packaged baby lima beans
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 cup sliced dried apricots
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 5 cups water
  • 1/2 cup honey
  1. In a large saucepan, place beans in 3 cups of water. Soak overnight or boil for 2 minutes and let stand for 1 hour.
  2. Combine soaked beans, onion, apricots, salt and water in saucepan. Cover and simmer for 1 hour.
  3. Add honey, simmer for 5 minutes longer. Serve as a hot dish or cold relish with turkey, chicken or pork.
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