Sunday, July 20, 2014

Scenes from my Pantry: Succotash of Fresh Corn, Lima beans, and Onions

We have been trying to eat down the refrigerator and pantry this past week.  Made a delicious summer succotash with lima beans, corn, onion, garlic, and garden tomatoes.  I am reminded how much better my body would feel if I ate simple, healthy dishes like this one more often.


Succotash of Fresh Corn, Lima Beans, Tomatoes and Onions
Makes 6 Servings
Recipe from Epicurious



Ingredients:
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1-1/2 cups chopped onions
Coarse kosher salt
1 large garlic clove, minced
3 cups chopped red tomatoes (about 1-1/2 pounds)
2-1/4 cups corn kernels cut from 4 ears of corn ( preferabley 2 ears of white corn, 2 ears of yellow corn)
2 cups fresh lima beans or 10-11 ounces of frozen lima beans or baby butter beans, thawed
3 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh basil

Directions:
Heat oil in a large heavy skillet over medium heat.  Add onion and sprinkle with coarse salt.  Saute until  soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.  Add garlic, stir until fragrant, about 1 minute.  Add tomatoes, corn, and lima beans.  Reduce heat to medium-low, cover,  and simmer until corn and lima beans are tender and tomatoes are soft, about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.  Add basil.  Serve.  

Note: Can be done 1 day ahead.  Cover and chill. Rewarm and serve.

Enjoy!


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20 comments:

Rhodesia said...

Mmmmm that sounds just my sort of dish, it looks delicious. Hope you are well Diane

Tina said...

Nice summer dish there. I am shucking corn this afternoon for a similar salad. Love summer veggie salads.

~~louise~~ said...

Hi Velva!
Sweet corn has just hit the farmstands in my neck of the woods. I've been trying to come up with a way to keep it simple, delicious and healthy. I think I just did! Your salad sounds like something I should definitely "whip" up, yesterday!!! Thanks for sharing, Velva...

Monet said...

I love a good summer succotash. This looks just about perfect. Thank you for sharing Velva!

The JR said...

That looks fantastic. I love BB's.

Regina said...

I think this recipe deserves a nice piece of homemade corn bread as a go along! Perfect dish for summer....Thanks Velva

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

This sounds delicious, Velva, and what a great way to use all of those garden crops!

Jem @ Lost in Utensils said...

Fantastic idea to use your 'left over' produce in this way. Absolutely delicious!

Pam said...

I love succotash and have to try this. Thanks for the recipe, Velva!

Kitchen Belleicious said...

lima beans and corn bring sweet memories to me. It is funny how food is so memorable. My father always had and still does have the best sweet corn around. He gives me bags and bags each summer and they taste like candy there are so sweet! Love your succotash with all these wonderful summer ingredients

Mary Lee said...

You're right--we would be healthier if we ate like this. So why do I have an urge to add bacon?! I won't! I promise. Fixing it tonight for son and daughter-in-law, just like you said.

Mary Lee said...

PS. Basil added at very end with the s&p?

Ann Jones said...

My husband refuses to eat lima beans :) I have tried since I love them, but he has some sort of thing against them! Your dish looks great, I would definitely eat it!!

Angie Schneider said...

This looks very delicious and healthy too, Velva.

Lori said...

Such a beautiful and tasty salad. I like that you chose to use white and yellow corn.

kitchen flavours said...

This looks delicious, and healthy!

Chaya said...

Vegetable dishes catch my eye before anything else. I particularly like the choice of veggies used here.

Erica said...

I love lima beans! Wonderful and simple summer dish, Velva! I am loving your Spain pictures :)

Karen (Back Road Journal) said...

One of the joys of summer is all the fresh produce from our gardens…it is definitely a health way to eat. I don't know why I've never thought to put tomatoes in my succotash. I will next time I make it. :)

Bill said...

Now there's a southern classic. I LOVE lima beans and this combination of ingredients really makes me happy. So healthy yet delicious!

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