Sorry, I couldn't resist putting that as the title.
When I saw this recipe on Healthy & Gourmet, I knew I had to try it. Why? I've never eaten succotash before. I've only known succotash from Sylvester and Tweety cartoons.
It turns out it is like a bean salad (you can see a more detailed explanation on Healthy & Gourmet's post)
For the dressing, I didn't have red wine and added white wine vinegar instead (I know it probably wasn't a good substitution). Anyway, I made a mistake by adding too much, but it was still tasty. In place of the key lime, I used sudachi.
I also added veggies that I had, canned corn, okra, carrots, red onion, tomatoes, soybeans & garbanzos. I threw everything into a plastic container and poured the dressing on, then let it chill before eating. I think the acid from the lime and vinegar "cooked" the okra because the slime from the okra was quite heavy.
I loved the rosemary pecans, it gives this dish a nice crunch. Pecans aren't readily found here, I buy them at Down to Earth in Hawaii and bring them back. I also didn't have dried rosemary and used a little from my lanai.
This would be a great dish for a picnic or party. It is especially nice when you don't want to "cook" anything, just keep the nuts separate until you are ready to eat.
p.s. this was dinner on Wednesday. Satoshi is away on business so my kitchen has been closed...stay tuned to what I've been eating.
Have a good weekend.