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Edamame and Corn Succotash

Serves 4

If you have not tried edamame, which are soybeans, you really should. They are both sweet and nutty, similar to lima beans but less starchy with a firmer texture.

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This recipe is a quick, easy, healthy and delicious side dish made in the microwave, but it can also be made on the stovetop. It can easily be made in any amount and with any ratio of beans to corn desired. See the similar and related recipes links for a Pennsylvania Dutch succotash made with lima beans and corn.


The soybeans can be cooked on the stove or in the microwave. I prefer the microwave because it is so quick and easy. Place the beans and onions to a microwavable dish. Add water and cook according to package directions, but only until almost done (see notes below). Add the corn and microwave 2 more minutes or just until hot. Drain well. Stir in butter, salt and pepper. Return to microwave for one more minute to heat the butter and combine the seasonings. Serve immediately.

Notes: I do not use as much water as the package calls for. I also do not cook the beans as long because I want them to maintain their texture. Cooking times depend on microwave wattage. If in doubt, start with less.