Southern Succotash

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Succotash, a traditional Southern corn and lima bean dish, can be made year round starting with good quality frozen lima beans.  A traditional succotash recipe with a sprinkling of fresh herbs and chopped tomatoes are added to the beans and corn in this version of the vegetable mix.

Lima beans are very rich in B-complex vitamins and the minerals iron, copper, manganese and magnesium, and are an excellent source of folic acid. Succotash is a great way to incorporate the velvety soft, buttery bean into your diet.

You might also like Fava Beans with Garlic and Lemon.

Southern Succotash

Southern Succotash

Servings: 6 | Serving Size: 3/4 cup | Calories: 210 | Total Fat: 14 g | Saturated Fats: 6 g | Trans Fats: 0 g | Cholesterol: 32 mg | Sodium: 367 mg | Carbohydrates: 9 g | Dietary Fiber: 2 g | Sugars: 4 g | Protein: 14 g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 0


  • 1-1/2 cups frozen lima beans
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen corn kernels
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup quartered cherry tomatoes or halved grape tomatoes
  • 1/2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley or basil (optional)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. In a small pot, cook lima beans and corn over medium heat with 1/4 cup of water for 5 minutes. Strain out any remaining water and add the lima and corn back to the pot.
  2. Stir in the olive oil, garlic, and tomatoes and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Add the chopped herbs, if using. Add salt and pepper to taste.


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One Comment on "Southern Succotash"

  1. Karin  April 24, 2014

    Made this for dinner tonight and it is AWESOME. Added about 1/3 c. finely minced onion and used fresh basil. Will become a regular item on the menu here!!


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