August 19

Cooking Class: Summer Succotash

Basic Technique, Recipes, Sides


Succotash is a southern vegetable dish consisting primarily of sweet corn with lima or other shell beans.  In this version, onions, red bell pepper, green beans and tomatoes are added to boost the veggie load.  Bacon, garlic, and fresh herbs add great flavor.

This is a simple, delicious dish that comes together quickly.  It illustrates the importance of doing your mise en place (getting everything prepare BEFORE you start cooking) and why mastering technique is more important than collecting recipes when it comes to easy, quick meal prep!  

For a vegan/vegetarian version, substitute sliced shitake or baby bella mushrooms to recreate the umami flavor of the bacon.  Since lima and other shell beans are not complete proteins, it is beneficial to combine this dish with a grain like brown rice to make sure you are getting all the essential amino acids.  You can also use a complete plant protein like edamame in place of the lima beans.  In this case the grain is not necessary.

This video is LOADED with cooking tips, so even if you are not interested in this specific recipe, I would recommend you still watch then let me know what is ONE thing you picked up that will make your life easier and more delicious!  

Mrs. Dornberg

About the author

Cheryl Dornberg, NBC-HWC, is a national board-certified health & wellness coach and culinary nutrition expert who is passionate about using the power of food to achieve optimal health and increase longevity. She specializes in motivating and empowering individuals to create sustainable & consistent dietary and lifestyle habits that support the management and prevention of chronic health conditions, increase longevity, and improve overall quality of life.


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