Southern Succotash Recipe Makes Summer Best Succotash Recipe Ever!

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Easy Southern Succotash Recipe For Best Summer Succotash

Everyone thinks they have the best succotash recipes but my Southern Succotash recipe with okra, corn and beans is an amazing healthy easy recipe.  Only 5 ingredients for the best summer succotash in my Gulf Coast Favorites cookbook.  This book includes easy healthy southern and Louisiana recipes! Of course, I think this is the best succotash recipe ever. I use okra so it could be called an okra succotash. Best of all, this recipe is simple and flavorful. Summer southern cooking puts my quick and easy succotash recipe at the top!  Summer fresh ingredients make eating healthy easy. With seasonal local produce and my stocked pantry, you can whip up this easy southern succotash recipe.

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This easy succotash recipe is a year round recipe.  However, I think of it more in the summer when I see fresh okra. One grocery trip I saw fresh okra and had the other ingredients already at home. I knew it was okra season and nothing beats our good southern food!

When I want healthy southern recipes, I turn to my Gulf Coast Favorites cookbook.  All my cookbooks have a ‘Pantry Stocking Guide’ to help stock your pantry and help you whip up healthy meals in a hurry! I must share my secret to easy cooking.  “A well-stocked pantry is like a permanent shopping list!” Then, you can cook any meal in 30 minutes.

What Is Succotash?

What is succotash?  The official food description is a stir-fry with corn, lima beans and other shelled beans. Everyone adds other ingredients to this popular southern succotash recipe.  You can add tomatoes, green or red peppers, and okra. Cooking is creative and everyone has their favorite ingredients.  My philosophy is if you don’t have or like an ingredient, then leave it out! Succotash is one of those recipes you can add extra seasonings and veggies. This is my best succotash recipe ever because of the simplicity of convenience products keeping it an easy succotash recipe! After all, everyone is busy and my  healthy easy recipes are to help you cook at home.

My Southern Succotash Recipe with Okra is High Fiber Recipe

Full of healthy vegetables and a great source of fiber. Research found that diets high in fiber (the recommended daily amount) reduce inflammation – linked to arthritis. This easy succotash recipe has 5 grams of fiber!! I include high fiber recipes in the ‘Fill Up With Fiber’ chapter of my Trim and Terrific Eating Well to Fight Arthritis cookbook. Sometimes, sides get boring so try this quick super flavorful option for the best summer succotash recipe because it is effortless to make.

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My Easy Succotash Recipe Makes Best Summer Succotash!

Southern Okra Succotash from Holly Clegg’s Trim and Terrific Gulf Coast Favorites cookbook

Have you ever made succotash? I created a simple 5 ingredient recipe! Fresh is always best, however, sometimes I use frozen corn and canned ingredients.  Either way, this easy succotash recipe is quick cooking. I wanted succotash.  So, I raided my pantry one evening and made this fantastic easy southern succotash recipe. It’s a one-skillet dish recipe with great flavor. Remember, I test all my recipes! This is the best succotash recipe ever and makes a quick veggie side.

Makes 8 (1/2-cup) servings

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound fresh or frozen cut okra
1 cup corn
1 (10-ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chilies
1 (15-ounce) can white navy beans, rinsed and drained
Salt and pepper to taste

1. In nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat and stir-fry okra several minutes. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
2. Cook, covered, over low heat 15 minutes or until okra is tender and stir occasionally.  Season to taste.

Nutritional information per serving: Calories 118, Calories from fat 16%, Fat 2 g, Saturated Fat 0 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Sodium 367 mg, Carbohydrate 21 g, Dietary Fiber 5 g, Sugars 2 g, Protein 6 g, Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 vegetable

Terrific Tip:  Here’s another easy okra recipe. Microwave whole okra in shallow dish with 3 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar.  Next, add 1 tablespoon canola oil and cook, covered, 4–5 minutes or until tender.

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My Louisiana Cookbook Offers Best Healthy Southern Recipes

Yes, I gave you the top of my best succotash recipes.  Like healthy southern recipes? Another great southern recipe to make is my Southwestern Sweet Potato Salad. This delicious potato salad is made with naturally sweet yams combined with southwestern seasonings and summer fresh corn, peppers and black beans. From easy healthy crawfish recipes to southern brunch recipes, my cookbooks show you how to cook healthy easily. I hope to see you in the kitchen.


Do You Have This Handy Corn Stripper Gadget? Helps with my Easy Succotash Recipe

I love useful kitchen gadgets.  There’s nothing like fresh corn and this gadget makes it easier to remove it from the cob.  You can also use a knife for this best summer succotash recipe. Once you start using fresh corn in recipes it will become your first choice.  I still keep a bag of frozen corn in my pantry for last minute recipes.  Always have a well-stocked pantry and then you can cook almost anything easily. You can use your corn stripper in my Fiesta Salsa recipe!  Any recipe that calls for frozen corn is even better with fresh corn like my best summer succotash recipe!

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With over 1 MILLION COOKBOOKS sold, Holly Clegg has become a culinary expert on easy healthy everyday recipes through her nationally recognized best-selling trim&TERRIFIC® and Eating Well cookbook series, including Eating Well Through Cancer, (English, Spanish and Chinese editions), Eating Well to Fight Arthritis and Diabetic Cooking with the ADA. Clegg attended the Cordon Bleu Cooking School, London and has appeared on Fox & Friends, NBC Weekend Today, QVC, The 700 Club, USA Today, Cooking Light Magazine, Web MD, and Huff Post. She consulted and did spokesperson work for Walmart, Teflon, DuPont, The Coca-Cola Company, and hospitals throughout the country. For more information, visit About Holly or The Healthy Cooking Blog for more recipes and tips.
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