Sweet Corn Succotash

Sweet Summer Corn Succotash – Healthy, Gluten-Free, Oil-Free, Plant-Based, Vegan Recipe

Easy  |  Servings: 4  |  Ready In: 25 minutes |  Yield: about 6 cups

Corn Succotash is a classic Southern side dish with a million variations.  The basics are simple: corn, lima beans, and fresh thyme.  Use up your summer garden with diced zucchini, red potatoes, or okra.  Naturally gluten-free, this vegan fat-free version is loaded with healthy vegan flavors, a perfect picnic side for Chipotle Baked Beans and Three Bean Salad.


  • 2 medium shallots
  • 1/2 medium red bell pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne (or paprika)*
  • 1.5 cups corn kernels (from 3 large ears)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup lima beans, frozen, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons chives, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons thyme, fresh
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to season

How it’s Done:

To make the Succotash: Peel and mince the shallots. Seed and dice the bell pepper.
Combine the shallots, bell pepper, black pepper, thyme, cayenne (or paprika) in a wide sauté pan. Add about 1/4 cup water. Cook over medium low heat, stirring often, until the shallots are translucent.
Chop the corn off the cob, if needed. Mince the garlic.   Add the corn kernels and garlic to the pan. Cook until the corn is tender, about 7 minutes.
Add the lima beans and cook another 5 minutes, until everything is warm and the beans are tender.
Chop the chives.
When the succotash is done cooking, turn off the heat and stir in the chopped chives.  Season with salt, and taste to adjust seasoning.
Serve warm

Corn Twins!

Chef Katie’s Tips

Too Much Spice?  If you’re not a fan of spicy flavor, omit the cayenne.  You can substitute with paprika or just omit completely.

Smoky Flavor:  To bump up the flavor even more, broil or grill the corn and bell pepper.  This adds another layer of flavor, with a smoky note.

Not Corn Season?  This recipe celebrates the sweet, delicious flavor of fresh summer corn, during the height of the season.  However, you can make it year-round, using frozen corn kernels.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1/4 of a recipe (about 1 cup)

Amount Per Serving
Calories 259.35
Calories From Fat (3%) 7.77
% Daily Value

  • Total Fat 0.93g 1%
  • Saturated Fat 0.16g <1%
  • Cholesterol 0mg 0%
  • Sodium 179.31mg 7%
  • Potassium 1090.71mg 31%
  • Total Carbohydrates 58.32g 19%
  • Fiber 10.74g 43%
  • Sugar 16.96g
  • Protein 10.12g 20%
  • Calcium 45.15mg 5%
  • Iron 99.89mg 555%
  • Vitamin A 3086.31IU 62%
  • Vitamin C 0.16mg <1%

Shopping and Gear List

  • Simply Organic Cayenne Pepper Certified Organic, 2.89 oz Containers
  • Indus Organics Malabar Black Peppercorns, 8 Oz Jar Grinder, Premium Grade, High Purity, Freshly Packed


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