Avocado and Black-Eyed Pea Succotash

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Total Time: 15 min

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Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information
per serving

Calories 280
Total Fat 17g
Saturated Fat 4g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 10mg
Sodium 280mg
Total Carbs 30g
Dietary Fiber 9g
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 7g
Potassium 712mg

Vitamin A 80 mcg; Vitamin C 41 mg; Calcium 36 mg; Iron 2 mg; Vitamin D 0 mcg; Folate 141 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.23 g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 8%; Vitamin C 45%; Calcium 2%; Iron 10 %; Vitamin D 0%

*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.

This Avocado and Black-Eyed Pea Succotash recipe is a fun spin on a popular southern recipe and features ripe, Fresh California Avocados tossed with black-eyed peas, bell pepper, corn and onion in a sweet and tangy vinaigrette.

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Serves: 6

2 Tbsp. butter 3 ears sweet corn, shucked and kernels removed from cob 1/2 medium red onion, diced 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced 1 can (15.8-oz.) black-eyed peas, drained and rinsed 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves, chopped 2 Tbsp. white balsamic vinegar (or apple cider vinegar) 1 Tbsp. sugar 1/8 tsp. sea salt, or to taste 1/8 tsp. black pepper, or to taste 1/8 tsp. cayenne, (optional) 2 ripe, Fresh California Avocados, seeded, peeled and cubed
  1. Heat butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add corn, red onion and bell pepper; cook for 2-3 minutes until onion and bell pepper start to soften. Transfer corn mixture to a large bowl to cool a bit.
  2. Add black-eyed peas, garlic, parsley, vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper and cayenne to the bowl with the corn mixture. Gently toss everything to combine.
  3. Add avocado and use a rubber spatula to gently toss avocado with other ingredients. Add more salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Transfer succotash to a large serving bowl, top with more parsley if desired and serve immediately.

Serving Suggestion:  Serve this succotash as a side dish to pan-seared, baked, grilled or fried fish, chicken or pork chops for a delicious southern meal!

Beverage Pairing:  This dish would be perfect with a southern sweet tea.

*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Did You Know?

You can’t always tell if an avocado is ripe just by its color.

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados


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