Gigantes (Greek giant Lima beans)

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
10 min 1 h 4
Gigantes (Greek giant Lima beans)
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227 gm Lima beans, raw (giant Greek beans (gigandes), cooked, or Fordhook Lima Beans, canned & rinsed )
6 green onion (stem) Green onion (chopped finely)
1/4 cup Extra virgin olive oil
1 whole lemon(s) Lemon juice (more or less to taste)
1 tsp Anise seeds (whole, not ground)
1 tsp Black pepper (freshly ground)
1 tsp Kosher salt
1 tsp Mustard powder
1 tsp Garlic powder


  1. Combine olive oil, lemon juice, anise seed, pepper, salt, mustard and garlic powder together.  Mix well to incorporate all ingredients completely.
  2. Pour over beans, stir gently to cover all of your beans and mix in chopped scallions.

Advanced Preparation

1 - 3 days prior, Lima beans, raw 227 gm

Soak beans in 2 litres cold water overnight. Drain and rinse the beans. Transfer the beans into a heavy pot or saucepan. Add fresh water to the pot until the beans are covered (at least 1 inch of water above the beans). Bring the beans to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to low once the beans have boiled. Allow the lima beans to simmer for 40 to 60 minutes or until tender. During the simmering process, stir the beans regularly to avoid sticking. Strain and store in the fridge in a container lined with paper towel to absorb excess moisture.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 195
Calories from fat 129
Calories from saturated fat 18.0
Total Fat 14.3 g
Saturated Fat 2.0 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.7 g
Monounsaturated Fat 10.1 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 607 mg
Potassium 322 mg
Total Carbohydrate 13.8 g
Dietary Fiber 3.3 g
Sugars 1.3 g
Protein 4.5 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Meat Alternative 1.4
Vegetables 1.9

Energy sources