Lentil-Lima Bean Soup With Smoked Ham

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READY IN: 1hr 25mins
YIELD: 1 quart
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Combine lima beans and enough cold water to cover in small saucepan.
  • Simmer until beans are just tender, adding more water as necessary to keep beans covered, about 45 minutes.
  • (Cooking times will vary depending on dryness of beans.).
  • While limas are simmering, melt butter in large saucepan over medium-low heat.
  • Add onions,celery tops,carrot top and garlic and cook until onion is soft, stirring occasionally, about 15 minutes.
  • Roughly puree onion mixture in food processor and return to saucepan.
  • Add celery,carrot,stock,lentils,ham,bay leaf and pepper and simmer until lentils are tender, about 30 minutes.
  • Add lima beans and cooking liquid to saucepan and simmer 10 minutes.
  • Cool completely to allow flavors to mellow.
  • Season to taste with salt, remove bay leaf and reheat soup gently before serving.
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