Don’t you just love cooking healthy recipes that can take on numerous roles all at once? I know I do.
Not only can these dishes act like a side dish, but also a dollop and of course add so much nourishment too.
Applause all around!
My Roasted Corn, Edamame, and Red Pepper Succotash do just that. The ingredients on their own, are perfect for the late summer season, but when roasted together, melt into a delicious blend of goodness that can easily be used as a side dish or a nice topping to grilled chicken, fish or even meats.
To go vegan, eat this succotash on its own over a whole grain. It’s that versatile!
This recipe is so easy you very well might have all the ingredients on hand already. No fresh corn? No problem, use frozen, I swear you won’t know the difference.
Make a big pan tonight and even use it for a couple of meals. It’s roasted, flavorful goodness. You will thank yourself tomorrow!
Roasted Corn, Edamame, and Red Pepper Succotash
Make about 6 servings
Fresh corn kernels from 6 ears of corn, or 3 cups frozen
1 cup frozen edamame
1 red pepper, diced small
1 large red onion, diced small
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
1 teaspoon each coarse salt and pepper
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 tablespoon honey (preferably local)
2 limes, juiced
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F and place the rack on the middle level.
2. On a large rimmed baking sheet place the corn, red pepper, edamame and red onion. Toss together with the olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper and chili powder.
3. Place the pan in the oven and roast, about 10 minutes. Give the pan a shake and continue cooking until the vegetables are getting soft and browned but not burnt, about another 10 minutes.
4. Remove the vegetables from the oven and transfer to a bowl. Drizzle over the honey and lime juice. Toss together with the cilantro. Taste, you may want to add a little more salt and pepper. Serve warm over chicken, fish, or on its own.
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