Lima Beans with Chard

Number of Servings: 8 (123 g)
Active Time: 10 Minutes
Total Time: 1 Hour

Calcium from plant-based sources is a valuable addition to your diet, and this delicious vegetable dish is rich in it.


  • 1 pound dried lima beans
  • 3 1-1/2-ounce packages assorted dried wild mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 6 cups Swiss chard, stemmed and sliced


  1. Soak lima beans overnight, covered by at least an inch of water.
  2. Bring 2 cups water and dried mushrooms to boil in small saucepan. Transfer mushrooms to a bowl; reserve liquid in saucepan.
  3. Heat oil in heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat. Add onion and garlic, sauté until onion is tender. Drain beans and add to pot. Pour in mushroom liquid, leaving sediment behind. Add 6 cups water.
  4. Bring to a simmer. Stir in red pepper and thyme. Simmer until beans are tender, 45 minutes.
  5. Chop mushrooms and add to pot. Simmer uncovered over medium heat until beans and mushrooms are very tender, stirring occasionally and adding water to thin as needed.
  6. Add chard to beans. Cover and  cook until chard is tender, stirring often.

Nutrition Facts

8 servings per container

Serving Size 123 g

Amount per serving
Calories 295
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.5g 6%
Saturated Fat 0.5g 3%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 75mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 14g 50%
Total Sugars 6g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 27g
Protein 18g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 71.7mg 6%
Iron 8.2mg 45%
Potassium 1115mg 25%
Vitamin A 83.9mcg 10%
Vitamin C 10.1mg 10%
Vitamin E 1.4mg 6%
Vitamin K 230.2mcg 190%
Thiamin 0.3mg 25%
Riboflavin 0.2mg 8%
Niacin 3.5mg 25%
Vitamin B6 0.4mg 25%
Folate 231.5mcg 58%
Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%
Biotin 2.3mcg 6%
Chloride 4.7mg 0%
Pantothenate 0.9mg 20%
Phosphorus 238.7mg 20%
Iodine 0.4mcg 0%
Magnesium 151.3mg 35%
Zinc 1.8mg 20%
Selenium 4.6mcg 10%
Copper 0.5mg 60%
Manganese 1.1mg 50%
Chromium 0mcg 0%
Molybdenum 2.3mcg 4%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


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