Mexican Succotash

Number of Servings: 8 (155 g)
Active Time: 15 min.
Total Time: 1 hour

Succotash is an easy and filling dish that combines an array of beans and vegetables. This variation includes poblano chilis, cilantro, and lime to give it a southwestern flair.


  • 1 poblano chile
  • 2 cups shelled, fresh lima beans (about 2 lb. unshelled beans)
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 cup finely chopped Vidalia or other sweet onion
  • 1 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
  • ½ cup finely chopped green bell pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups fresh corn kernels
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ⅛ tsp. freshly ground black pepper

    Optional Garnishes*:

    • Cilantro Sprigs


  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. Cut poblano chile in half lengthwise; discard seeds and membranes. Place chile halves, skin sides up, on a foil-lined baking sheet; flatten with hand. Broil until blackened (10 minutes). Place in a zip-top plastic bag; seal. Let stand (5 minutes). Peel, chop, and set aside.
  3. Place beans in a medium saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium, and cook until tender (25 minutes). Drain.
  4. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and bell peppers; sauté (6 minutes).
  5. Add garlic; sauté (1 minute).
  6. Stir in beans and corn; sauté until corn is tender (6 minutes).
  7. Add poblano and tomatoes; cook (2 minutes). Remove from heat; stir in chopped cilantro, juice, salt, and black pepper. Garnish with cilantro sprigs, if desired.

*Optional garnishes have not been included in the rating of this recipe.

Nutrition Facts

8 servings per container

Serving Size 155 g

Amount per serving
Calories 115
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.5g 3%
Saturated Fat 0.5g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.5g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 160mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 6g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 11g
Protein 5g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 26.6mg 2%
Iron 1.7mg 10%
Potassium 440mg 10%
Vitamin A 51.2mcg 6%
Vitamin C 62.5mg 70%
Vitamin E 0.9mg 6%
Vitamin K 8.9mcg 8%
Thiamin 0.2mg 15%
Riboflavin 0.1mg 8%
Niacin 2.5mg 20%
Vitamin B6 0.3mg 20%
Folate 47mcg 12%
Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%
Biotin 1.5mcg 4%
Chloride 22.4mg 0%
Pantothenate 0.5mg 0%
Phosphorus 107.2mg 8%
Iodine 0.7mcg 0%
Magnesium 45.4mg 10%
Zinc 0.6mg 10%
Selenium 1.2mcg 2%
Copper 0.2mg 20%
Manganese 0.7mg 30%
Chromium 0.1mcg 0%
Molybdenum 7.4mcg 15%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Lima Beans, Whole Yellow Corn, Onion, Red Bell Pepper, Tomatoes, Green Pepper, Poblano Chile, Lemon Juice, Olive Oil, Garlic, Cilantro, Salt, Black Pepper.

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