I love lima beans, but the way they make them in Greek restaurants always disagrees with my digestion. There’s always too much oil, or they cause heartburn… besides – my kid won’t touch them with a bargepole. 

Here I was at home one afternoon, examining everything I had in the kitchen and figuring out how to make a healthy meal that a finicky 13-year old could be convinced to try. He has a strange weakness for soups (I know! How lucky am I!), and I always wanted to see how would this comfort food staple combine with coconut flavor, so this is what I threw together.

Instant Pot Lima Bean Coconut Soup

Irina Smirnova
This recipe requires you to pre-soak the lima beans overnight (6-8 hours).
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Course Dinner
Servings 4 -5 servings


  • 1 full cup of lima beans was set to pre-soak overnight and rinsed 3 times after reduces chances of getting bloated for those that have that going for them
  • 2 large bell peppers chopped to your liking
  • 1/2 large white onion, chopped to your liking
  • 1 bunch of baby carrots I just used a handful, chopped
  • 4 peeled garlic cloves minced
  • 1 can of coconut milk
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 generous tablespoon of dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon of pink Himalayan salt


  • <g class="gr_ gr_67 gr-alert gr_spell gr_inline_cards gr_disable_anim_appear ContextualSpelling ins-del multiReplace" id="67" data-gr-id="67">Miix</g> the ingredients in your Instant Pot, set for 10 minutes on manual, with natural pressure release and voila!


I have also tried this recipe without pre-soaking beans and it came out strangely foamy. And then there was gas. So, we are definitely pre-soaking them from here on.
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