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    Ham and Lima Bean Salad With Maple Thyme Dressing

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    mary winecoff's Note:

    This salad is cooked but should be served at room temperature. To cut back on cooking time you can use canned or frozen lima beans. Posted for ZWT4.

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    1. 1
      In a large bowl, combine the beans with cold water to cover them by at least three inches. Soak overnight. Drain the beans and transfer them to a large, heavy pot. Add fresh cold water to cover by at least three inches, set over medium heat, and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer, uncovered, stirring once or twice, for 25 minutes. Stir in 2 teaspoons of the salt and continue to cook gently until the beans are just tender, 15 to 25 minutes longer. Drain and transfer to a bowl.
    2. 2
      In a large skillet over medium heat combine the ham and 3 tablespoons of the corn oil.
    3. 3
      Cook, tossing and stirring often, until the ham is crisp and brown, 6 to 8 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer the ham to the bowl with the beans. do not clean the pan.
    4. 4
      Set the skillet over hight heat and stir in the maple syrup, cider vinegar and the remaining corn oil. Bring to a boil, stirring and scraping to dissolve any browned bits from the bottom of the skillet. Stir in the thyme, boil 1 minutes and pour the hot dressing over the ham and beans. Add the carrots and stir. Season with the remaining salt and a generous grind of black pepper and stir again. Cool to room temperature, cover and refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
    5. 5
      Bring the salad to return to room temperature. Adjust the seasoning. Serve on lettuce leaves and top with red onion.

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    Nutritional Facts for Ham and Lima Bean Salad With Maple Thyme Dressing

    Serving Size: 1 (389 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 765.5
    Calories from Fat 542
    Total Fat 60.3 g
    Saturated Fat 12.9 g
    Cholesterol 79.3 mg
    Sodium 3027.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 33.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 5.2 g
    Sugars 14.0 g
    Protein 23.2 g

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