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Seared Lima Beans with Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 45 min
  • Active: 45 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1/2 cup pepitas (hulled pumpkin seeds)

3 to 4 tablespoons coconut oil 

16 ounces frozen large lima beans, thawed 

5 small green onions, greens parts only, thinly sliced 

1/2 bunch flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped 

Zest of 1 lemon (about 1 tablespoon)

Kosher salt 

3 tablespoons lemon juice 


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Spread out the pepitas on a baking sheet; transfer to the oven and roast until golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes, tossing halfway through. Let cool to room temperature, then grind the pepitas in a food processor to a coarse-milled consistency.
  3. Heat a cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Add the coconut oil and heat until very hot, about 1 to 2 minutes. Add the lima beans and sear on one side until light golden brown, 3 minutes. Add the green onions, parsley, roasted pepitas and the lemon zest. Stir, and saute for 1 to 2 minutes. Turn off the heat and season with salt to taste.
  4. Add the lemon juice, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the desired tanginess is reached. Serve right away or else the lima beans might never make it to the table!!!

Cook’s Note

This recipe makes enough for 4 servings. However, I have eaten the entire batch myself¿don't be a judge.