Southern Succotash Recipe – Easy Summer Succotash Fresh Side

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Easy Southern Succotash Recipe Makes a Simple Summer Side

Southern Succotash recipe with okra, corn and beans is a simple healthy easy recipe.  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, I whipped up this easy southern succotash recipe in minutes.  Even though you could make it year round, I always gravitate to this recipe in the summer.   I saw okra at the grocery and I had the other ingredients so it was that time of year.  I love our southern food!  When I want healthy southern recipes, I always go straight to my  Gulf Coast Favorites cookbook.  (All of my cookbooks come with a ‘Pantry Stocking Guide’ to help you keep all you need to whip up healthy meals in a hurry!) I must share my secret that I think a well stocked pantry is like a permanent shopping list!

My Southern Succotash Recipe with okra is great high fiber recipe

This recipe is full of healthy vegetables and is a great source of fiber. Research has found that diets high in fiber (the recommended daily amount) reduced inflammation – linked to arthritis. If you like to eat more fiber, you can do so in your recipes.  I include high fiber recipes in the ‘Fill Up With Fiber’ chapter of my Trim and Terrific Eating Well to Fight Arthritis cookbook. 

southern succotash recipe with okra, corn and beans is easy succotash recipe


 southern succotash recipe large nonstick skillet

Here’s a great skillet to cook your southern Succotash recipe? 

My Easy Succotash Recipe with fresh summer ingredientts

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

I raided my pantry one evening and made this fantastic simple succotash recipe which is a one skillet dish in a snap. Makes the best and easy succotash recipe.  .

Makes 8 (1/2-cup) servings

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound fresh or frozen cut okra
1 cup frozen 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, mixing well.
2. Cover and cook over low heat for 15 minutes or until okra is tender, stirring 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:  For an Easy okra recipe: microwave whole okra in shallow dish with 3 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar and 1 tablespoon canola oil, covered for 4–5 minutes or until tender.

southern succotash recipe with okra is easy succotash recipe

For another great southern recipe, you must try my Southwestern Sweet Potato Salad made with naturally sweet yams combined with southwestern seasonings and summer fresh corn, peppers and black beans  YUM!

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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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