Christmas Lima, also known as Speckled or Chestnut bean, is a light cream color, large flat bean with maroon splashes. When cooked, markings remains and has rich, chestnut-like flavor and flaky texture.Used as a hearty addition to soups, stews and casseroles, or toss in cold vegetable and pasta salads
Basic preparation: Wash, rise & soak overnight. Add 4 Cups of water / Cup of Bean, bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer covered for 60-90 minutes or until tender (add more water as needed). Whisk lightly, remove the floating foam. Flavor with butter or oil, salt to taste and any seasoning if desired. Cook uncovered over low heat until desired consistency.
Yield: 2 1/2 cups of cooked beans / Cup of dry beans