Succotash | Magnolia Days


Succotash is a Southern mixed vegetable side dish made with corn, lima beans, tomatoes, zucchini, and onion. It is a great way to use summer vegetables.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American Southern
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Author Renee Dobbs


  • 1 1/2 cups fresh lima beans
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 2 cups chopped zucchini
  • 1 1/2 cups corn kernels
  • 2 medium red tomatoes chopped
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Simmer the lima beans in lightly salted water until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the oil and butter over medium heat.
  3. Add the chopped onion and sprinkle with salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until soft and translucent.
  4. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  5. Add the zucchini and cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly softened (about 5 minutes).
  6. Add the lima beans, corn, tomatoes, and hot sauce. Stir to combine.
  7. Reduce heat to medium-low and cover skillet. Cook until heated through and tomatoes are soft, about 10 minutes*. Stir occasionally.
  8. Add chopped basil and stir to combine. Add salt and pepper to taste. Transfer to a bowl to serve.

Recipe Notes

*You can cook for less or more time depending on desired texture of vegetables.