Succotash, what kind of a name is that? I remember asking myself growing up when it would be on the list of what`s for dinner. I kinda just figured it was a catchall phrase for corn, some sort of bean & whatever other vegetables we had in the fridge at the time. Well, it turns out I was kind of right. Happened to look the word up on good old Wikipedia and this was the definition. Succotash (from Narragansett sohquttahhash, “broken corn kernels”) is a food dish consisting primarily of sweet corn with lima beans or other shell beans. Other ingredients may be added including tomatoes and green or sweet red peppers. This is my version for you today & yes, these were the veggies I happened to have in the fridge. The great thing about this recipe is the versatility. Use what you have.
Here`s what you`ll need:
Green Beans, Lima Beans, Peas or whatever you like.
Bell Pepper- Chopped
Zucchini- halved & sliced
Tomato- Chopped or quartered if small
Oregano, Thyme, Basil, Sage- Fresh, stemmed & chopped. Again, whatever you like.
Prep your vegetables.
Heat a skillet & splash of olive oil over medium high heat.
Add the garlic & cook for a minute stirring.
Add the corn, beans, bell pepper, onion & zucchini, season with salt & pepper, cook for 5-7 minutes stirring occasionally. We want the vegetables cooked but not to death. Add the tomatoes, cook for a couple more minutes.
Add the fresh herbs, give a toss & remove from heat.
Serve your Succotash and enjoy. This can serve as a main dish or is the perfect side for grilled meats, roasted chicken or just about anything.