Creamy Lima Bean Soup

Creamy Lima Bean Soup
Creamy Lima Bean Soup. Diana Rattray
  • 35 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 4 Servings

This creamy lima bean soup recipe makes a delicious first course or lunch soup.  A lima bean soup made with baby lima beans, curry powder, chicken broth, and cream, along with basil and green onions.  A swirl of pureed roasted red pepper or sour cream makes this tasty soup look extra-special.  Looking for even more ways to enjoy lima beans? 

What You'll Need

  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups frozen baby lima beans
  • 3 green onions (thinly sliced)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried leaf basil
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half or cream
  • Optional: pureed roasted red pepper or sour cream

How to Make It

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the chicken broth, lima beans, green onion, butter, curry powder, and basil. Bring to the boil; reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes.
  2. Cool the soup mixture slightly, then puree in batches in a blender until smooth. Return to saucepan. Stir in milk or cream and heat through.
  3. Swirl a small amount of pureed roasted red pepper or sour cream in the soup just before serving, if desired.

    Serves 4


    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 272
    Total Fat 10 g
    Saturated Fat 6 g
    Unsaturated Fat 3 g
    Cholesterol 26 mg
    Sodium 390 mg
    Carbohydrates 35 g
    Dietary Fiber 10 g
    Protein 13 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)