Puré de pallares
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Serves: 4
  • 1 lb dried Lima beans
  • ½ onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, diced
  • 1 thyme sprig
  • 1 tomato, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper
  1. The previous night, soak Lima beans in water, or at least for 4-5 hours.
  2. Drain and peel, discarding the peels. Cook the beans in a pot of water with the thyme sprig until tender or mushy.
  3. Meanwhile, in a saucepan heat the vegetable oil and cook onion and garlic until very tender. Add tomato and continue cooking over medium high heat. Add to the pot with the Lima beans, stirring continuously with a wooden spoon until very creamy. If you want a silky texture, use an immersion blender or pass everything through a food mill. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Optional: Add grated cheese of your choice (Gouda, Edam, etc.)
  5. Serve with white rice.
Recipe by PERU DELIGHTS at http://perudelights.com/pure-de-pallares-silky-lima-beans-puree/