What a flavor bomb! This is a party pleasing recipe for sure, in fact this dish was introduced to us by a family friend when she brought it over for a holiday party. Since then we serve it at all our holiday gatherings and it's become a staple in our meal rotation.
I'm calling this a 'dish' because you can enjoy it warm or cold, as an appetizer or salad or warm legume and vegetable side dish, regardless it is delicious.
Prepare yourself to savor the sour flavor of lemon and the sweet flavor of the onions and herb dill. You'll also get a balanced and nutrient dense serving of protein, fiber, and complex carbohydrates from from the lima beans and artichokes. Artichokes are considered to be rich source of antioxidants and a great source of prebiotic fiber, which help improve your gut microbiome.
It's not included in the directions of the recipe, but our family friend topped the dish with artichoke bottoms, which adds nice creamy texture.
1 bag frozen baby lima bean (16oz bag)
1 cup peas (optional)
2 tbsp dried dill or 1/2 cup fresh dill
1 tsp za'atar
1 can artichoke or 1 jar marinated artichoke
1 large onion (yellow or sweet)
1/2 cup lemon juice (fresh squeezed or store bought-NOT from concentrate)
1/3 cup water or artichoke marinade (from jarred artichoke)
salt and pepper to taste