How do I prepare fresh Lima Beans from the pods?

I am interested in just adding them to a salad. I dont need them really well cooked. Anyone know how to prepare them from the pod and add to salad?

jessie schupack
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farmboi June 23, 2020
Made an account just to say do NOT follow the advice to just boil them for a few minutes!!! Raw lima beans are POISONOUS—they contain cyanide! I've made myself very ill from undercooking them before, and that was at least half an hour of boiling! Either soak them in water over night and cook for AT LEAST an hour, or rinse and cook them for at least 2 hours.
 
Sam1148 September 24, 2012
What Amanda said. I like to dress mine with olive oil, lemon juice, oregano, garlic....parsley and feta cheese. This makes a good cold salad too.
 
jessie S. September 24, 2012
Thanks SO much!!
 
Amanda H. September 24, 2012
Strip them from the pods. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil, drop in the beans and cook them until crisp-tender, about 3 minutes (depending on their size). Drain -- run cold water over them. Add to your salad!
 
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