Monday, August 23, 2010
Meatless Monday: Sweet Corn "Succotash"
Divas, here's a great little dish I made for a potluck dinner at a friend's house. It's a Sweet Corn "Succotash" made with corn, red bell peppers, red onion, and finished with fresh cilantro. I wanted to create a dish that made the most of the amazing corn available at the farmers markets and grocery stores right now. While a traditional succotash has lima beans or shell beans, I wanted to make a lighter dish that really showcased the corn, but feel free to add beans if you desire.
Sweet Corn "Succotash"
Serves 4 people
Cooking time: 20 minutes
6 ears of corn, kernals removed
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 red bell peppers, seeded and chopped
1 medium red onion, peeled and chopped
1 garlic clove, peeled and chopped
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, stems removed and chopped
salt and pepper
Add the onion and saute until beginning to soften (about 5 minutes). Add the garlic and saute for one more minute. Then, add the bell peppers and the corn and saute until beginning to soften (about 5 minutes). Fold in the cilantro and season to taste with salt and pepper. Enjoy!
Source for Ingredients
sweet corn, red bell peppers, organic red onion, organic garlic, and organic cilantro from Hollywood Farmers Market