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.

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.

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

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.