Soy-Tash Salad

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Soy-Tash SaladWhen I was a kid, succotash was a favorite family side dish, a combination of corn and lima beans. Now that it’s June, I opted for a lighter version of succotash, using edamame (soybeans), accented with red onion and fresh dill from our herb garden. And so, my soy-tash salad came to be…

Do you have any idea how hard I looked, without success, to find frozen lima beans? I finally gave up, luckily, because the salad works better with edamame. Fresh or thawed from frozen, these guys are packed with protein and fiber, and I prefer their texture to that of Β lima beans. So, frustration turned into inspiration with a twist on a classic “side”.

Soy-Tash Salad
Recipe type: side dish
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Serves: 4
Soy-tash salad, a twist on traditional succotash, made lighter as a salad.
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Meyer lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¾ pound fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into one-inch pieces
  • 2 ears corn, kernels removed
  • ½ pound shelled edamame (soybeans)
  • ¼ cup red onion, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
  1. Whisk together the oil, lemon juice, honey and salt. Set aside.
  2. Using a large saucepan, bring 2 quarts water to a boil. Add green beans and cook one minute. Add the corn and cook for two more minutes. Drain the vegetables and rinse under cold water to stop the cooking.
  3. Using a medium-sized serving bowl, combine with beans and corn with the edamame, red onion and dill. Toss with dressing and serve.


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21 Responses to Soy-Tash Salad

  1. Carol Sacks June 4, 2012 at 9:37 am #

    Looks so fresh and healthy for summer. Nice photo, too!

    • Liz June 4, 2012 at 10:58 am #

      Thanks, Carol, I have begun to play with a tripod.

  2. The Wimpy Vegetarian June 4, 2012 at 10:46 am #

    this looks just wonderful!! I love edamame – what a great idea to add them into the succotash!! Beautiful photo too πŸ™‚

    • Liz June 4, 2012 at 10:58 am #

      Come for lunch – lots of leftovers πŸ˜‰

  3. Jayne June 4, 2012 at 11:22 am #

    Love this Liz! Just the kind of thing I love! I’ve always wanted to try succotash bit have never got around to it, now I have two varieties to try!

    • Liz June 4, 2012 at 12:38 pm #

      I will be making this again – maybe adding some cucumber next time, or celery.

  4. Lynda - TasteFood June 4, 2012 at 1:46 pm #

    Lovely salad! I adore edamame.

  5. EA-The Spicy RD June 4, 2012 at 4:37 pm #

    I JUST had a bag of frozen lima’s in my freezer that I got from Jimbos in Carmel Valley. Sadly, I had to use them as an ice pack form my daughter’s sore ankle, so I never got to eat them πŸ™‚ Love this dish though w/ edamame, Meyer’s lemon juice and honey-delicious!

    • Liz June 4, 2012 at 5:04 pm #

      Very creative to use your limas to help reduce daughter’s swelling – hope all is well now.

  6. Elizabeth June 4, 2012 at 5:40 pm #

    Summer on a plate. best pic yet.

    • Liz June 4, 2012 at 5:50 pm #

      Hey, Elizabeth – thanks – I think it is the way I am loading the photos.

  7. Averie @ Averie Cooks June 4, 2012 at 9:49 pm #

    this is my kinda meal….light & green. Contrary to popular belief, I do actually eat tons of veggies, not just chocolate πŸ™‚

    • Liz June 5, 2012 at 7:40 am #

      I know you are a veggie gal!

  8. Wendy Read June 5, 2012 at 5:43 am #

    Love the light in your photo, just beautiful πŸ™‚ Looks absolutely delicious.

    • Liz June 5, 2012 at 7:40 am #

      The recipe made a ton – keeps well in fridge. Thanks, Wendy –

  9. Lisa June 6, 2012 at 7:05 am #

    Looks like a nice light dish for summer grill-outs. Love the new look of the blog!

    • Liz June 6, 2012 at 3:48 pm #

      Thanks, Lisa – hope to see you soon – maybe at the next writing get-together at my house?

  10. Oui, Chef June 7, 2012 at 12:29 pm #

    I’m a huge fan of succotash, and love the idea of a lighter, salad version….brilliant!

    • Liz June 7, 2012 at 12:51 pm #

      It was a big hit here – Thanks,Steve.

  11. sippitysup June 8, 2012 at 3:30 pm #

    I love succotash. And I love the new surrounding here too. And while I am at. That photo is spectacular! GREG

    • LiztheChef June 9, 2012 at 8:36 am #

      Thank you, Greg – that means a lot, coming from a photographer like you – how’s the cookbook??

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