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Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Annette Joseph Photo by: Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Annette Joseph

Grilled Corn-and-Butter Bean Salad

This grilled corn and bean salad is a take on traditional succotash and features fresh grilled corn, butter beans, bell pepper and tomatoes.  The creaminess comes from an herbed mayonnaise mixture.

Southern Living JULY 2012

  • Yield: Makes 8 to 10 servings
  • Hands-on:35 Minutes
  • Total:3 Hours, 20 Minutes


  • 1 (16-oz.) package frozen butter beans*
  • 4 ears fresh corn, husks removed
  • 1 large red onion, cut into thick slices
  • 1 large red bell pepper, cut into thick rings
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1 garlic clove, pressed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup halved grape tomatoes


1. Cook butter beans according to package directions; drain and cool completely (about 20 minutes).

2. Meanwhile, preheat grill to 350° to 400° (medium-high) heat. Grill corn, covered with grill lid, 15 minutes or until done, turning every 4 to 5 minutes. (Some kernels will begin to char and pop.) At the same time, grill onion and bell pepper, covered with grill lid, 5 minutes on each side or until tender. Cool all vegetables completely (about 20 minutes).

3. Cut kernels from cobs. Discard cobs. Chop onion and bell pepper into 1/2-inch pieces.

4. Stir together mayonnaise and next 5 ingredients. Stir in tomatoes, corn kernels, and onion and pepper pieces. Add salt to taste. Cover and chill 2 to 8 hours before serving. Store in refrigerator up to 3 days.

*Fresh butter beans may be substituted.


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