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Lima Beans & Chorizo

This spicy dish features flavours of chilli, olives, paprika and basil. 


  • 450 g lima beans

  • 450 g chorizo, sliced

  • ½ red pepper, deseeded, diced

  • 4 cloves garlic, roughly chopped

  • ½ red onion, sliced

  • 5 – 6 basil leaves

  • ½ teaspoon chili powder

  • ½ tsp smoked paprika

  • 1 zucchini, diced

  • ½ cup martini olives

  • 2 cups passata

  • salt and pepper


  • 1.

    In a large pot bring beans, water and salt to the boil. Remove from the heat; cover and let stand for 1 hour (or soak beans overnight). Do not drain. Bring beans to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 45 minutes or until tender.

  • 2.

    In a hot pan, fry chorizo and capsicum. Add garlic, onion, basil leaves, chilli powder and smoked paprika. Season with salt and pepper. Cook for 2 - 3 minutes or until onions soften. Add zucchini, cooked lima beans and olives. Pour over tomato passata. Lower heat and simmer for 5 minutes or until sauce has thickened nicely.

  • 3.

    Garnish with freshly chopped parsley and a drizzle of olive oil.

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Posted by Kathy507Report
I made the Lima Beans and Chorizo, was absolutely delicious, will definitely make again. I used a different sausage, but that worked ok. Thanks Adrian for a great recipe. Love the stuff you cook.