Butter Bean Salad with Lime and Mint Recipe

Butter Bean Salad with Lime and Mint Recipe

How To Make Butter Bean Salad with Lime and Mint

Whip up a refreshing side dish in this butter bean salad recipe that tosses iron-rich butter beans in a minty lime-buttermilk dressing.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 2 hours
Total: 2 hours 30 minutes



  • 6cupsfresh butter beans,or 3 boxes 10 oz frozen baby lima beans
  • ½cupextra virgin olive oil
  • ¼cupfresh lime juice,plus 2 tbsp more
  • ¼cupbuttermilk,plus 2 tbsp more
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper,to taste
  • 1cupmint,chopped


  1. Bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil. Add the butter beans and cook for 8 to 10 minutes until they are tender. 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.

  3. Serve and enjoy.


  • Calories: 262.70kcal
  • Fat: 14.68g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.17g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 9.93g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.96g
  • Carbohydrates: 25.86g
  • Fiber: 6.66g
  • Sugar: 2.23g
  • Protein: 8.71g
  • Cholesterol: 0.31mg
  • Sodium: 366.47mg
  • Calcium: 74.84mg
  • Potassium: 625.48mg
  • Iron: 5.16mg
  • Vitamin A: 36.19µg
  • Vitamin C: 31.24mg
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