Succotash with Avocado, Tomato, and Cotija Cheese

I saw this recipe in Everyday Food awhile back and saved it for the summer.  I couldn’t wait.  I had all the ingredients on hand and even though I used frozen corn & lima beans it turned out tasting fresh and delicious.  I loved the soft avocado with the sweet tomatoes and corn.  I served this side dish with chicken tostadas and they paired perfectly.  I really loved this succotash and so did my husband and daughter… my son, not so much.  His loss.

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.  Add the onion and cook, stirring often, for 2 minutes.  Add the corn and lima beans and cook, stirring often, for 3-4 minutes.  Add the zucchini, sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.  Cook for an additional 2 minutes then pour into a serving dish.

Let the succotash cool for a few minutes before adding the tomatoes, cilantro, and avocado, mixing gently.   Taste and re-season if needed.  Top with cotija cheese crumbles.  Serve immediately.  Enjoy.

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Succotash with Avocado, Tomato, and Cotija Cheese

Yield: 4

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

2 tsp olive oil
2 tbsp sweet yellow onion, diced
1 1/2 cups of frozen corn, thawed
3/4 cup of frozen lima beans, thawed
1/4 cup of zucchini, diced
1/2 cup of grape tomatoes, halved
1/2 avocado, diced
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
1-2 tbsp cotija cheese, crumbled

Directions:

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring often, for 2 minutes. Add the corn and lima beans and cook, stirring often, for 3-4 minutes. Add the zucchini, sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Cook for an additional 2 minutes then pour into a serving dish.

Let the succotash cool for a few minutes before adding the tomatoes, cilantro, and avocado, mixing gently. Taste and re-season if needed. Top with cotija cheese crumbles. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe by Everyday Food

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11 Responses to “Succotash with Avocado, Tomato, and Cotija Cheese”

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — February 27, 2012 @ 11:47 pm

    Mmmm, this looks like such a wonderful side dish – fresh and chockfull of veggies.

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    Jenn's Food Journey — February 28, 2012 @ 4:32 am

    Succotash never usually looks that good to me…. until now!! This is a plate of beauty, Pam.

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    Kim in MD — February 28, 2012 @ 4:59 am

    Succotash is so delicious, and just saying the name makes me giggle! This looks so fresh and healthy! Pam- I laughed when I read “my son, not so much. His loss.”! :-)

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    Mary — February 28, 2012 @ 6:17 am

    I’m not a fan of lima beans, but I haven’t tried them in the past couple years. It is probably time to give them a try again. I love all the colors in this dish!

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    cooking lady — February 28, 2012 @ 9:09 am

    Hey Pam, thanks for coming to the new site. I just an avocado today, for my post that I’ll be making a little later on. This looks really good, I’ve been looking at simular recipes like this. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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    Marjie — February 28, 2012 @ 3:09 pm

    People sneer at frozen veggies. They really are a wonder when we can’t get fresh!

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    Words Of Deliciousness — February 28, 2012 @ 5:36 pm

    This is a great healthy side dish. I love the colors of this.

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    Joanne — February 28, 2012 @ 6:05 pm

    I gotta admit…you had me at cotija. Love this!

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    mia xara — February 28, 2012 @ 6:56 pm

    Very flavorful as well as colorful dish, Pam! I always love having frozen veggies handy, you never know when or how you’re gonna need them!

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    Fred Simons — March 3, 2012 @ 6:03 am

    Is that zucchini in the ingredient picture? I didn’t see it on the ingredient list. Is it raw or cooked?

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    • Pam replied: — March 3rd, 2012 @ 11:05 am

      Fred,

      Thank you for letting me know! I add the zucchini in the ingredient list. I cooked it for a few minutes with the corn and lima beans.

      Thanks again!
      Pam

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