Monday, August 19, 2013

Meatless Monday - Simple Summer Succotash

A few years ago I posted about the real deal, lima beans and all, version of succotash that usually comes to mind when you hear the word. Succotash can also, however, be as simple as sweet corn, zucchini, and green beans sauteed in some olive oil. It's a great way to use the beans and squash that begin to take over the garden around this time of year. If you don't garden, it's a great way to use up those impulse purchases you make at the farmer's markets!

In my case, it was a great way to use up the last of the first round of Burgundy beans. Here are the ingredients - Corn, beans, zucchini. There is nothing more delicious than simplicity.

I supplemented the Burgundy beans with some oh so tender French filet beans. These are delicious raw, so I through them in at the absolute end of cooking.

Burgundy beans first in about two glugs of olive oil.

They turn green in no time. Then went in the zucchini, then the corn, salt and pepper, and then the French filet beans.

Fresh, delicious, simple. Nothing could be easier than some simple Summer succotash.