Scenes from my Pantry: Succotash of Fresh Corn, Lima beans, and Onions

We have been trying to eat down the refrigerator and pantry this past week.  Made a delicious summer succotash with lima beans, corn, onion, garlic, and garden tomatoes.  I am reminded how much better my body would feel if I ate simple, healthy dishes like this one more often.

Succotash of Fresh Corn, Lima Beans, Tomatoes and Onions
Makes 6 Servings
Recipe from Epicurious

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1-1/2 cups chopped onions
Coarse kosher salt
1 large garlic clove, minced
3 cups chopped red tomatoes (about 1-1/2 pounds)
2-1/4 cups corn kernels cut from 4 ears of corn ( preferabley 2 ears of white corn, 2 ears of yellow corn)
2 cups fresh lima beans or 10-11 ounces of frozen lima beans or baby butter beans, thawed
3 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh basil
Heat oil in a large heavy skillet over medium heat.  Add onion and sprinkle with coarse salt.  Saute until  soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.  Add garlic, stir until fragrant, about 1 minute.  Add tomatoes, corn, and lima beans.  Reduce heat to medium-low, cover,  and simmer until corn and lima beans are tender and tomatoes are soft, about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.  Add basil.  Serve.  
Note: Can be done 1 day ahead.  Cover and chill. Rewarm and serve.


20 thoughts on “Scenes from my Pantry: Succotash of Fresh Corn, Lima beans, and Onions

  1. Hi Velva!Sweet corn has just hit the farmstands in my neck of the woods. I've been trying to come up with a way to keep it simple, delicious and healthy. I think I just did! Your salad sounds like something I should definitely \”whip\” up, yesterday!!! Thanks for sharing, Velva…


  2. lima beans and corn bring sweet memories to me. It is funny how food is so memorable. My father always had and still does have the best sweet corn around. He gives me bags and bags each summer and they taste like candy there are so sweet! Love your succotash with all these wonderful summer ingredients


  3. You're right–we would be healthier if we ate like this. So why do I have an urge to add bacon?! I won't! I promise. Fixing it tonight for son and daughter-in-law, just like you said.


  4. My husband refuses to eat lima beans 🙂 I have tried since I love them, but he has some sort of thing against them! Your dish looks great, I would definitely eat it!!


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