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Summer Vegetable Medley {a twist on succotash}

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A medley of summer vegetables that are a perfectly hearty side dish but without a lot of fuss. Let the veggies themselves shine in this succotash like dish.

Summer vegetable mix on plate with chicken, ready to eat.

Fresh summer vegetables come together for this simple and healthy side dish. It can be easily adapted to include your favorite veggies or what you happen to have on hand.

It is filling, flavorful and perfect with almost any entrée.

During the winter, we tend to eat a lot of the same vegetables over and over. We have our favorite frozen veggies, and we just eat them on repeat.

We do it mostly because we know we should have our veggies, but to be honest, buying and fixing the same few things over and over is dull. It’s just hard to get inspired to break the routine and do anything else.

Dutch oven filled with a mix of zucchini, greens, corn and chickpeas to make a succotash style summer vegetable medley.

During the summer, that isn’t an issue. Getting our recommended servings of vegetables is much easier when fresh produce is flowing through the door.

Sometimes, we have so much that it is hard to keep up.

We are still getting loads of greens from our CSA. Plus, we are getting zucchini and summer squash in our boxes, plus more zucchini and patty pan squashes from my brother.

So I have taken it as a personal challenge to keep it all interesting as we eat our weight in vegetables each week.

close up of pot of vegetable mixture.

For some reason, I have had my mind on succotash recently. I don’t know why, as slimy canned lima beans have forever made me believe I don’t like them.

I found that to be untrue a few years back when I tried some that my late “aunt” Sandra fixed at Thanksgiving, but the perception still lingers. So I thought it would be fun to switch up that idea using an assortment of the veggies we had on hand and our favorite chickpeas.

Greens are not generally a part of succotash, but we had a beautiful bunch of rainbow chard, and I just couldn’t help wilting it in. The results were delicious!

We served ours alongside some tequila lime chicken breasts. It was a flavorful dinner, and we all ate our fill.

I purposely made a ton of vegetable medley so I could take the rest for lunch during the week. What a healthy and filling way to get over the hump and finish out the work day!

What are your favorite ways to use up a ton of summer veggies?

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Summer vegetable mix on plate with chicken, ready to eat.

Summer Vegetable Medley {a twist on succotash}

Servings: 12 Servings
Author: Carlee
A medley of summer vegetables that are a perfectly hearty side dish but without a lot of fuss. Let the veggies themselves shine in this succotash like dish.
5 from 3 ratings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 2 small zucchini and/or yellow summer squash sliced
  • 1 fennel bulb sliced
  • 2 15 ounce cans chickpeas drained
  • 2 cups corn
  • 1 bunch Swiss chard chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme optional


  • In a large skillet or dutch oven, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and season with salt and pepper. Cook until the garlic is fragrant and the onions begin to get translucent.
    2 Tablespoons butter, 2 cloves garlic, 1 small onion
  • Add the zucchini and fennel. Cook, stirring frequently until they are tender-crisp.
    2 small zucchini and/or yellow summer squash, 1 fennel bulb
  • Add the chickpeas and corn and cook for 2-3 more minutes or until warmed through.
    2 15 ounce cans chickpeas, 2 cups corn
  • Stir in the chard and cover, cooking until the chard is wilted. Stir in fresh thyme if using and season with salt and pepper to taste.
    1 bunch Swiss chard, 1 teaspoon fresh thyme


Serving: 1ServingCalories: 178kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 8gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 52mgFiber: 7gSugar: 7g

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“Cooking With Carlee” is not a dietitian or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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Tuesday 7th of August 2018

I;m bursting with summer squash right now, and the farmers market has such great options like the swiss chard that I can't find fresh at the grocery store!


Monday 13th of August 2018

It is a great way to use up what is in season. Thank you!

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Saturday 21st of July 2018

Delicious! I love chickpeas, and adding them to this veggie medley sounds sooo good!


Sunday 22nd of July 2018

Me too, they are one of my favorite beans! Thank you!


Wednesday 18th of July 2018

What a delicious side for summer! Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Whimsical Wednesdays Link Party Carlee!


Sunday 22nd of July 2018

Thank you!


Saturday 14th of July 2018

I love summer vegetables! This looks perfect to have with dinner any night. PINNED!


Tuesday 17th of July 2018

Me too and luckily we have our fill this year :-)


Saturday 14th of July 2018

Thank you!