Sharon’s Lima Bean Salad

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Here is Sharon’s.

Lima Bean Salad

If you like the nutty flavor of lima beans, then you will like this salad that uses sour cream, Mayonnaise, mushrooms, and parsley flakes. I saw this recipe made on The Frugal Gourmet many years ago. I thought it was very simple, so I made it and people really liked it.

Not everyone likes lima beans and at my workplace in the cafeteria when we were served mixed vegetables, people picked lima beans out. Once, the person sitting across the table from me let me have hers.

I just about like all the beans. My parents grew up in hard times and beans were cheap and provided a lot of nutrition and fulfillment. Usually ham and beans were made, and I remember eating just plain pinto beans on top of bread. I remember my mother and grandmother taking a package of dry beans and soaking them all night.

The canned lima beans are okay but just not as good tasting as frozen.

Five bean soup is good, and everyone’s favorite- chili soup.

As with most everyone, have your gas pills handy after eating beans!

  • Lima beans

  • Sour cream
  • Mushrooms
  • Mayonnaise

5 servings/30 minutes prep time

  • 1 package frozen lima beans

  • 1/3 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • Salt
  • Sliced mushrooms (can or fresh)
  • Parsley flakes
Prepare the lima beans according to the package directions. Drain them and let them cool. In a separate bowl measure out the 1/3 cup Mayonnaise and the 1/3 cup sour cream and stir and add that to the lima beans. Stir that in until thoroughly coated. Add the mushrooms according to your preference. Sprinkle with parsley flakes and fold in the mushrooms and parsley flakes.

Other ingredients can be added such as minced onion, bacon bits, or cubed ham. The possibilities are endless!

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Sharon Black is from Smith Center, Kansas. We welcome her to our team of volunteers.

Smith Center KansasSharon Black has been writing for many years including newspapers, short stories, and as a publisher. She was born in Nebraska and has lived in Kansas most of her life. In her hometown of Smith Center, Kansas, Willa Cather’s hometown is to the north and Bob Dole’s hometown is to the south. Sharon is a press release writer for the National Parks Arts Foundation, and writes for b U n e k e magazine. The biggest project she has accomplished is co-writer of the TV movie Home on the Range. The movie is about the song, which is the state song of Kansas and the lawsuit surrounding it in the 1930s, and finding the rightful author of the song. Sharon is distantly related to the Mississippi writer Eudora Welty.

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