A Summer’s Favorite: Succotash

In the summer I don’t like to eat a lot, and when I do eat, i like it to be light and refreshing. Luckily summer has so many fresh produces that it is easy to have a full dinner with just vegetables. My favorite thing to eat is Ratatouille but I can eat, eat , eat and eat vegetables all day long. Today I will propose you with a bean recipe that is very light unlike the Barbecue beans you will often see at cook-outs. It is a nice substitution, that is at the same time light and not so heavy.

Ingredients ( 4-6 people) : 1/2 bag of frozen corn ( 1 lb), 1 bag of frozen baby-lima beans, 4 strips of bacon uncooked, 1/2 sweet onions, pepper and salt to taste, 1 Tbsp of fresh thyme  1/4 cup of heavy cream if you desire.

Cut the bacon in small strips and cook in a saucepan until the bacon is cooked but not crispy, remove the bacon drippings. Add the diced onion and cook until it becomes translucent and golden. Add the frozen lima beans and corn and cook with the bacon and onions for about 2 minutes. Add 1 -1 1/2 cup of water. Season with salt and pepper ( about 1/4 tsp of pepper, 1 tsp of salt) and thyme. Cook for about 15 minutes. At the end, you may want to add cream to have a creamier succotash.

Bon Appetit!