Mexican Inspired Easy Corn Succotash

In Cooking & Crafting by Jen4 Comments

I am kind of obsessed with summer side dishes. To me, they are almost as important as those delicious grilled main dishes that become a staple during the summer months. Recently, my husband and I whipped up a delicious succotash that was served at my son’s 16th family birthday party. Because I am Latina and we live in the land of the Southwest, we, of course, gave it a little of our local cultural taste flair!

Easy to make summer succotash with a Mexican inspired flair! #summercooking #sidesishes #mexicaninspiredishes

Making this is super easy and takes only a few ingredients. Plus no lima beans, which I think is totally winning :)

Here is your ingredients list:

1 can black beans

1 large bag frozen corn

1 red pepper

1 red onion

2 to 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro

1 cup shredded cheese

2 tablespoons chili powder

2 teaspoons fresh lime juice

2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon pepper

1 tablespoon of olive oil

Easy to make summer succotash with a Mexican inspired flair! #summercooking #sidesishes #mexicaninspiredishes

Here’s how to make it!

Saute onions and pepper in olive oil.

Add the frozen corn to the sauteed vegetables.

Cover and let simmer for about 5 minutes.

Once the corn is no longer frozen, add the cilantro, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Cover with cheese and let melt.

You can add a little more fresh cilantro to the top prior to serving if you would like.

Enjoy! We totally are making this again for our 4th of July at-home festivities. Did I mention I purchased a cupcake pinata? Oh yeah, we are going all out this year for the 4th since everything else is cancelled.

Easy to make summer succotash with a Mexican inspired flair! #summercooking #sidesishes #mexicaninspiredishes

Here is another super side dish you might want to try, Delicious Summer Ready Caprese SaladDelicious Summer Ready Caprese Salad!


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  1. Well. Who wouldn’t want succotash? And with a Mexican flair? IN!! I just love beans and corn together. Oh so much,.

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