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Spring Succotash

Spring Succotash
  • Category

    Side Dish

  • Cusine



4-5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

2 cups shucked and shelled fava beans*

2 cups corn

2 cups diced ham

2 diced carrots

2-3 chopped spring onions

2 tablespoons chopped mint or parsley

Juice of a lemon

Salt to taste


Heat the olive oil over medium-high heat in a large sauté pan – large enough to hold all of the vegetables and the ham. Add the ham and the carrots and sauté, stirring from time to time, until the ham begins to brown, about 5 minutes. Add the corn and spring onions and toss to combine. Sauté for another 2 minutes. Add the fava beans, which already have been blanched, and cook for one more minute. Turn off the heat and add the lemon juice, and taste for salt. You might not need any because the ham is salty. Cover the pot and let it sit for 2 minutes, to steam. To serve, toss in the mint and serve hot or at room temperature.