Just what is succotash? Actually it is leftover veggies, that is how my Mother explained to me! 🙂
It always includes corn and lima beans….and other veggies. I have added a few fresh spices and red bell pepper and onion, but my Mother never did. She just mixed the vegetables and served. If we had company, she would open up a can or two of whatever vegetable she had on hand and it stretched the dish to serve more people.
If you have not eaten succotash, you must try it. Very good! You can use fresh corn on the cob, peas or green beans. Really tasty!
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 2 medium red bell peppers, diced
- 2 medium zucchini,diced
- 2 ten-ounce packages frozen lima beans (or you can use canned, drained),
- 3 cups fresh or frozen corn kernels (or you can use canned, drained)
- Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage (optional)
- 1 tablespoon chopped thyme leaves (optional)
- In a large skillet, heat oil and butter over medium-high heat.
- Add garlic and onion; cook until tender ( about 3-4 minutes).
- Add bell peppers, zucchini, lima beans, and corn.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes.
- Stir in herbs, and serve.
- If you don't care for zucchini, you can substitute green beans. Actually, you can use whatever vegetables you would like...succotash is a mixture of veggies with corn and lima beans being the star!