Lima Bean Tacu Tacu

Preparation info
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Appears in
Peruvian Kitchen

By Morena Cuadra and Morena Escardó

Published 2014

  • About

Tacu tacu is a traditional dish that is hearty enough to satisfy not only a craving but a good appetite. Usually made with leftover canary beans, it is also commonly prepared with any other kind of legumes, such as lentils, garbanzos, black beans, or split peas.


  • ½ cup vegetable oil, divided
  • ½ cup scallions or red onion, chopped
  • 2


  1. Heat 2 tablespoons vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the scallions or onion, garlic, and ají amarillo paste, and cook until everything is very soft.
  2. Add the lima beans, stirring frequently with a wooden