6 Tex-Mex Recipes to Lower Blood Pressure: Southwestern Limas

Try this recipe with baby lima beans to help your health

| May/June 1999

Serves 4

Potassium and magnesium are necessary for lowering blood pressure. Baby lima beans contain a significant amount of potassium—370 mg per half-cup serving­—and 50 mg of magnesium in the same half–cup.

• 2 teaspoons cold-pressed olive oil
• 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
• 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
• 1 sweet red bell pepper
• 1 10-ounce package frozen baby lima beans, thawed
• 2 ears fresh corn, unhusked

1. Add the oil to a large glass serving bowl; mash in the garlic and cumin.

2. Microwave the corn in the husk for 3 minutes on high. Turn the corn over and microwave for another 3 minutes on high. Let the corn rest until it is cool enough to handle.

3. Heat a stove burner to high. Place the pepper directly on the burner; char one side and continually turn the pepper with tongs until all sides are charred. Place the pepper in a paper bag for about 5 minutes, or until cool.

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