One inquisitive omnivore’s journey towards healthier and more compassionate eating…

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(MEATLESS/VEGETARIAN/VEGAN RECIPE) Here’s a recipe I came across a while ago in my Nutribullet guide. I kept skipping past it because “succotash” never really sounded all that appetizing to me—until I finally took the time to find out what it is.

Photo credit: meganssouthernkitchen.wordpress.com
Succotash typically contains a mix of corn, lima beans, and other lentils. Photo credit: meganssouthernkitchen.wordpress.com

Wikipedia describes succotash as:

“A food dish consisting primarily of corn and lima beans or other shell beans. Other ingredients may be added including tomatoes and green or sweet red peppers. Because of the relatively inexpensive and more readily available ingredients, the dish was popular during the Great Depression in the United States.”

Inexpensive is always good, but what really caught my attention was that it’s loaded with some of my favorite healthy ingredients: edamame, red peppers, green beans, and garlic. It’s also delicious and SO easy to make. Ideal as a side dish or as a lite, springtime meal!

SNAPPY SUCCOTASH (serves 4)

This vegetable and edamame succotash is a delicious and nutritious side dish or served alone for a lite springtime meal./Photo credit: Lisa Singer
This vegetable succotash is a delicious and nutritious side dish or served alone for a lite springtime meal. Photo credit: Lisa Singer
  • 1/2 cup cooked edamame, shelled
  • 1 cup chopped green beans
  • 1/2 cup corn
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup chopped red pepper
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • juice of 2 lemons
  • 4 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 sprigs of fresh thyme (optional)

Preparation:

  1. Chop all vegetables and combine in a large salad bowl.
  2. Mix in Nutribullet or blender olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, vinegar and thyme until ingredients are well blended.
  3. Pour the dressing mixture onto the veggies and toss together.
  4. Chill or serve as is.

Per serving: 260 calories, 16g fat, 28.5g carbs, 5g protein

— Lisa Singer, exclusive to Global Animal

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