For a lively side dish to tonight’s dinner, go to the store & buy a can of succotash. Said NO ONE ever! Really? I ask you, who among us would put their hand in the air & vote for pale green lima beans and yellow, canned, yucky succotash as a side dish? Okay, so I added the word yucky. Yes, Santa always puts a can of succotash in Mr. Right’s stocking. I would cry thinking I had been a bad girl, if Santa brought me a can of that stuff. Good girls always get toe nail polish and stickers and vegan candy and a tangerine. geesh, everyone knows that.
Here’s a little hint, every time you grill corn on the cob this summer, grill one extra. Cut it off the cob and freeze it. You will be ready to go for this recipe. Grilled corn, yum-oh.
Okay, gather your “timber” and let’s get this Sassy Summer Succotash put together. We can do so much better than canned. Get your party pants on, this is going to be a snap. Que the toe tappin music. And away we go…………..
You can make this heated or toss together for a summer side dish and keep it all cold. Today, I made ours cold. 1/2 cup chopped onion (purple, yellow, green, or shallots work just fine), 2 cups of sugar snap peas, stems trimmed, 3-4 cups of grilled corn kernels, 1 red pepper cut up into 1/2 cubes, 1 teaspoon of real salt, 1 teaspoon of ground pepper, 1/4 cup fresh chopped Italian parsley. Add about 2 Tablespoons of fine olive oil and right before serving, garnish with some chopped fresh tomatoes.
Take off that sassy apron before you sit down to an alfresco dinner. The summer is the perfect time to enjoy a meal with your family outdoors. Say Grace, (yes, human beings are grateful even for succotash), wiggle those saucy toes in the bright green grass and start scooping up the goodness onto your dinner plate. The color will grab your attention, the flavor will entice you back for seconds. Yes, succotash so good, even this girl will head back for seconds. Surprised myself actually.