Succotash Salad

succotash salad
Photo: Ryan Liebe
Prep Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
6 to 8 Serves

Salting and draining the zucchini beforehand prevents this summer salad from getting watery.


  • 2 small zucchini, preferably yellow (8 ounces total), sliced into thin rounds (about 2 ⅓ cups)

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

  • 12 ounces mixed beans (such as wax and Romano), trimmed

  • 2 ears corn, shucked

  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • cup packed coarsely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

  • 3 tablespoons finely shredded fresh mint

  • 2 to 3 tablespoons white-wine vinegar


  1. Toss zucchini with 1 teaspoon salt in a colander set over a bowl. Let stand 45 minutes. Rinse, then drain and pat very dry.

  2. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add beans; return to a boil, then cook until crisp-tender, about 2 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and run under cold water to stop cooking. Drain; pat dry. Add corn to water and simmer 1 to 2 minutes. Run under cold water to stop cooking; pat dry. On a small baking sheet, stand 1 ear on its end. With a sharp knife, slice downward on all sides, keeping blade against it to remove as many kernels as possible. Repeat with other ear.

  3. In a large bowl, toss beans and zucchini with oil, herbs, and vinegar; season with salt and pepper. Gently fold in corn. Serve immediately, or refrigerate in an airtight container up to 1 day.

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