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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Balsamic Succotash

I am a succor for succotash and always have been!

Normally, I prepare it the “traditional” way; just corn and lima beans with milk, a little butter and salt and pepper, and a sprinkling of sugar; especially at Thanksgiving time – that’s the way Mom always made it.  






This is an updated, sophisticated finish to an old-time favorite from Cooking Light.  Instead of 2 tablespoons butter, I coat the skillet with cooking spray and add 1 or 2 teaspoons butter, for less fat.

You know the sweet/tart taste of balsamic vinegar – it’s perfect here, blending with the other ingredients.  This makes a lot for a mouthwatering side dish, but it’s a great lunch in my book, packed with protein and fiber!  If you like succotash too, try this new version!  It’s truly delicious!  



Balsamic Succotash

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons butter (I use cooking spray and 1-2 teaspoons butter)
1 cup chopped onion (I used sliced shallots)
1 teaspoon minced garlic
2 cups frozen whole-kernel corn
½ cup chopped red bell pepper
2 teaspoons fresh basil, or ½ teaspoon dried
1 (10-ounce) package frozen baby lima beans
½ cup fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth
½ teaspoon sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon seasoned pepper
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

Method:

Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
Add onion and garlic; cook 3 minutes or until onion softens, stirring occasionally.
Add corn, bell pepper, basil and beans, and cook for 4 minutes.
Add broth, sugar, salt and pepper.
Cook 7 minutes or until liquid almost evaporates.
Remove from heat and stir in vinegar.

6 servings of 2/3 cup each = 159 calories
fat 5.4 grams
carbs 24.7 grams
fiber 4.5
protein 5.1


This is a delectable veggie side dish!



Be sure to visit my friend, Linda’s blog @My Kind of Cooking.  She is having a great cookbook giveaway now!





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20 comments:

  1. Estupenda la receta, me encanta.

    Saludos

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  2. Hello Adorable Pam:) hum...so yummy:) beautiful recipe so colourful and healthy:) kisses and blessings

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  3. Looks delicious and healthy too! perfect!

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  4. I love this easy and fresh idea for a veggie side! Thank you for sharing, Pam!

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  5. It has been years since I've had succotash. This looks so good I think it's time to rediscover it! Looks fab.

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  6. Mmmmmm that does looks good Pam I will be making this very soon. Ta. Diane

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  7. this looks light, colorful and delicious-it is perfect for this warm weather we are having.

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  8. I Pam, each day better!

    wishes of a nice weekend!

    Your friend

    JS

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  9. I've never been a huge fan of succatsh, but with the added balsamic, I just might need to give it another chance! Sounds wonderful!

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  10. this looks like a great side dish! i love the addition of balsamic vinegar!

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  11. Torviewtoronto, thanks!

    jose manuel, gracias!

    Amoridoce by coradinha, thank you! Yes, it's healthy and good too!

    Gloria, thanks so much!

    mr. pineapple man, thank you! I love lima beans about any way!

    CCS, thanks! It's a good side dish for this summer during grilling season.

    Diane, great! I hope you like it!

    Lynda, good for you! It's very chilly, rainy here today, in the low 40's.

    JS, thank you! It's pretty tasty and a good way to fix veggies!

    Jenn, maybe you'd like this then. It's something a little different.

    Jenn Kendall, yes, the balsamic gives the veggies a unique taste. Yum!

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  12. Yes I like this...updating mom's recipe! I usually stay away from succotach just because of the lima beans...but it is fun to say! :D

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  13. Would you believe I have never made Succotash, but this one is getting saved and I will be making it for sure; the balsamic must be perfect on this.
    Rita

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  14. Great update on a old time family favorite! Balsamic vinegar adds a nice twist to recipes.

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  15. What a great side dish!!!! I love it!!
    Wanted to let you know that I chose you for the Versatile blogger award!!
    http://www.foodatick.com/2012/04/peanut-butter-and-banana-bread-cupcakes.html

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Pam