Succotash is a classic side dish that's surprisingly simple to make. Traditional recipes are made up of two main ingredients: lima beans and corn.
But don't let the basic ingredients fool you — with just a few additions or swaps, you can take this classic dish to the next level. From cheesy to spicy, simple to protein rich, these succotash recipes will be the star of the show at your next dinner party.
Whether you're looking for a dish to bring to a potluck or a quick weeknight meal, these succulent succotash recipes will have your taste buds singing in no time.
Simple Sweet Corn Succotash
Combine two summer farmer's market favorites--corn and tomatoes--into a versatile side dish with this easy succotash recipe.
Spread the corn kernels on a baking sheet and roast in the oven for 10-12 minutes, until caramelized and beginning to brown. Keep a careful eye to avoid hardening the kernels. Remove from the oven and set aside.
While the corn is roasting, add lima beans and water to a saucepan. Bring the water to a boil, then reduce to medium heat and cook the lima beans for 7 minutes. Drain the water and set the lima beans aside.
Chop the onions, shallots, bell peppers, garlic, and halve the cherry tomatoes. Set aside the cherry tomatoes for later.
In a large nonstick skillet, sauté the onions, okra, bell peppers, shallots, and garlic on medium heat for 7 minutes, stirring frequently. Add a splash of water, about 1 tsp, if the pan gets too dry.
Add the roasted corn and cooked lima beans to the sautéed vegetables, and cook for an additional 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
Remove the skillet from heat and stir in the halved cherry tomatoes, lime juice, rice vinegar, fresh basil, and smoked paprika.
Cover the skillet with a lid and let the dish rest for 5 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
Fresh green soybeans, called edamame or sweet beans, are a great addition to this classic American dish, where they stand in for the traditional lima beans. The succotash is wonderful as it is or topped with grilled shrimp, salmon or chicken.
There are three must-have ingredients in a good pan of succotash. You must have fresh tomatoes, and we prefer cherry tomatoes to boost the sweetness of the dish and add a little acidity for balance. Instead of heavy cream, this recipe calls for salted butter to give the colorful vegetables richness ...