This summer succotash is bursting with the season's freshest ingredients from sweet corn to ripe grape tomatoes that are tossed with buttery Cannellini beans. It is a refreshing dish perfect alongside any dish!
Russel Baker remarked that “Summer has the power to make us suffer and like it.” Her in July-stricken New York, I have found myself searching for the truth in the latter half of the statement.
While ‘lazy days’ abound, they are punctuated by the same layers of ‘busy-ness’ as the rest of year. As a result, I have more or less found myself going through humidity-drenched motions of the day to day life – waiting for my next opportunity to take a snooze in the shade of my porch, with a cool fresh iced lemonade in hand.
However, yesterday evening I was reminded, quite succinctly, of why I love the summer. After some hours in the kitchen, I put together a summer table of thinly sliced grilled prime rib, served with a fresh corn, grape tomato, Cannellini beans and fresh parsley succotash. That was preceded by a platter of sliced crusty bread, and cheese platter, brie, gorgonzola, and salami. What really completed the meal, however, was the fresh mango slushie I made to go alongside it.
You see, something like ‘succotash’ just doesn’t quite hold up much later in the year, or sipping a mango slushie is not quite as enticing once the days turn frigid. However, these were delicious additions which brought summer to an otherwise year-round friendly table.
Sweet Summer Succotash
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 4-6 1x
- Category: Salad
- 4-5 ears of cooked corn, shaved from cobb
- 1 shallot, chopped
- 1/2 cup fresh Italian Parsley
- 1 pint of grape tomatoes, halved
- 15 oz can cannellini beans, drained
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Combine all of the above ingredients in a bowl, toss and refrigerate before serving.
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So fresh and summery!
The color of this dish is stunning.
Perfect for summer.
Thanks fo sharing.
Have a nice weekend
Catherine, your summer succotash is beautiful. Fresh, healthy and delicious.
This looks so good! I can't wait to try it!
Big Daddy Dave says
Catherine, Your succotash is very colorful and appealing to the eye. I don't know why but we've never tried making succotash at home. Thanks for the recipe! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave
Taylor Kiser says
This is the perfect summer side dish! Love all the flavor!!
Dottie Sauchelli-Balin says
This sounds like a wonderful salad for the summer nights. My dad loves succotash! He always wanted my mom to make it..she did once in awhile but I know that the rest of the family didn't really like it. I always enjoyed eating it, The ingredients are so delicious and good for you as well. Your recipe is simple but very colorful. Plus no lima beans..I think that is what the family did not like. I will try this one and maybe we will have some converts. Thanks for sharing your words and recipe..Blessing for a great weekend..
Hugs Dottie 🙂
This looks so delicious Catherine! I can’t wait to try it!A warm hug
allie @ Through Her Looking Glass says
What a delicious menu Catherine! Every single item. This side dish looks like an effortless, colorful and tasty one. We have had some cool days and nights recently, but the heat is forecasted to return. This is the perfect side dish. I could easily call this dinner. Why not! 🙂 Have a wonderful week my friend! XO
That's a really lovely meal for summer!
What a delicious and easy side dish! I had no idea succotash came together so quickly. Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday.
This sounds amazing!! 🙂
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