Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Sylvester Wouldn't Be Suffering With This Succotash!

Unlike Sylvester the cat, you won't be doing much suffering while enjoying this summertime salad.  Russell Cronkite, who wrote the cookbook A Return To Family Picnics, stopped by Tonia's Kitchen to talk about this super salad.  Cronkite takes four cups of  Lima beans, corn kernels, sliced summer squash and adds one cup of sweet onions and chopped dill.  He then makes a dressing with salad oil, celery seed, Dijon mustard, a little sugar and some cider vinegar.  Mix with the vegetables and leave in the refrigerator overnight.  If Sylvester had this salad, he might have forgotten about trying to eat Tweety!

1)   2 cups freshly cooked Corn Kernels
2)   2 cups freshly cooked Lima Beans
3)   2 cups sliced Summer Squash
4)   ¼ cup thinly sliced Sweet Onions
5)   1 tbs. chopped fresh Dill
6)   1 head Bibb or Butter Lettuce - cleaned (optional)

1)   In a large bowl...combine the corn, lima beans, squash, sweet onions, and
       the chopped dill...as well as the lettuce.
2)   Reserve 4 tablespoons of the dressing to drizzle over the finished dish,
       and pour the remaining warm dressing over the succotash.
4)   Toss well, and let stand at room temperature until service.