Succotash - a healthy and easy side dish that features summer's favorite fresh produce with a little touch of heat for flavor. A wholesome dish to go with your favorite grilled meat or a centerpiece for any meal. Healthy, easy and budget-friendly!
Place lima beans in a medium saucepan, add about 2-3 cups of water to cover the beans, bring to a boil over medium-high heat and cook according to the package instructions. Drain and set aside.
Place bacon in a 12-inch cast iron skillet over medium-high heat and cook until crisp, about 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer bacon crumbs to paper towels and set aside. Reserve drippings in skillet.
Add onion, bell pepper and garlic to skillet; cook stirring until onion is softened, about 3-5 minutes.
Stir in fresh corn kernels, Creole seasoning, salt, pepper, and drained lima beans. Cook, stirring often until corn is tender and bright yellow, about 5-6 minutes. Add in the cherry tomatoes and basil leaves.
Remove from heat, sprinkle with bacon and serve immediately.
Other alternatives to fresh basil would be tarragon, chives or parsley.
Aside from bacon, you may also add in some seafood bits into this dish like chopped cooked lobster meat and cooked shrimps.
For that hint of buttery flavor, you may add 1 tablespoon of butter towards the end.
Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.