Baked Butter Beans with Onions, Tomatoes & Parsley

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  • Serves


    as a Side dish
    • Difficulty


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By Tessa Kiros

Published 2004

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This is a good companion for any roast or grilled meat dish and it can also stand alone as a vegetarian option, served with some sautéed greens and a small dish of feta. You could even stir through some freshly chopped dill before baking.


  • 500 g (1 lb 2 oz) dried butter beans (lima beans), soaked overnight


Drain the beans, put them in a saucepan with the bay leaf, cover generously with cold water and bring to the boil. Skim off any scum that rises, lower the heat slightly and cook for about 1½ hours or until they are very tender. Add salt towards the end of the cooking time.

Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F/Gas