Succotash inspired this dish, which takes a delicious departure from the original. Shelled fresh cranberry beans have a meaty texture and a nutty flavor; corn cut from the cob adds sweetness. Okra gets a cornmeal coating that makes it almost croutonlike. Everything is tossed with lamb's quarter (an edible weed), baby spinach, basil leaves, and a mustard vinaigrette.
Lamb's quarter is an edible weed also known as wild spinach. Find it at farmers' markets, or use more baby spinach.
Served this as part of a "Southern" meal. Due to the season, used frozen corn, canned black eyed peas instead of cranberry beans, frozen okra, and arugula. Really good, nice textures and the dressing pulls it all together.