Monday, June 13, 2016

Succotash Plus!

Succotash is a food dish consisting primarily of sweet corn with lima beans or other shell beans. The version I'm sharing today is one I watched prepared on the Food Network show called The Kitchen. My portions are slightly different than what they used. It makes a great side to any protein you cook and would really work well for a potluck or barbecue.

Ingredients:
1-16-ounce package frozen lima beans, thawed.
1-16-ounce package frozen sweet corn, thawed.
1-16-ounce package frozen cut green beans, thawed.
1 cup grape tomatoes halved lengthwise.
1/2 cup minced red onions.
10 fresh basil leaves, cut into chiffonade.
1 avocado, peeled, seeded and cut into chunks.
1 jalapeno pepper seeded and minced.

Dressing:
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil. I used avocado oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Method:
Combine all vegetables together gently.
Whisk together the ingredients for the dressing until they incorporate.
Pour dressing over vegetables and toss gently and thoroughly.

Serves 12 or more as a side dish.

Tip: You can blanch the green beans if you'd like and after blanched give them an ice bath before incorporating them with the other vegetables.

1 comment:

  1. Oh Ellen - that sounds wonderful an I like what it's called. This is one of those "keeper" recipes for sure. Can't wait to try it.

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