Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"Charlie Sheen, Ben Vereen, shrink to the size of a lima bean."
-Brain (of Pinky and the Brain)

The refrigerator light goes on...

Adding roasted garlic makes a rich and creamy succotash. Another good reason to keep roasted garlic on hand.

The Garlic Roaster

I couldn't live without this utensil. The best ones are made of clayand have a glazed dish so that the oil won't absorb into the clay. They're cheap: ten or fifteen dollars at most and they also come in single bulb sizes. the one I use allows me to roast about four heads at once. Roasted garlic keeps about a week if you put it in a tightly sealed glass container or a zipper bag.

If you don't want to spring for a roaster, using a sauce pan that has a thick bottom will work fine.  I reduce the heat in the oven by about 25°, depending on the thickness of the pan.  


Roasted Garlic Succotash - Low Sodium Version

Servings: 2 | Serving size: about 1 cup

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.

This recipe also requires making Roasted Garlic

Leftovers are fair.

1 ear corn (cut kernels from cob)
1/2 cup water
1/16 tsp salt
fresh ground black pepper (to taste)
1 cup frozen lima beans
4 cloves roasted garlic
1 tsp unsalted butter

Place the corn kernels and water in a small sauce pan over medium high heat. Bring the water to a boil and immediately reduce the heat until the corn is simmering.

Add the salt and pepper. Cook for about 7 - 10 minutes until the water is almost evaporated.

Add the lima beans and cook for about 3 minutes until the water has almost evaporated.

Mash the roasted garlic into the butter using the tines of a fork. Place the garlic butter in the pan and toss until melted. Serve.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: about 1 cup

Servings: 2

Amount Per Serving

Calories 201 Calories from Fat 32
% Daily Value
Total Fat 4g 6%
    Saturated Fat 1g 7%
    Monounsaturated Fat 1g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 99mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 37g 12%
    Dietary Fiber 7g 27%
    Sugars 4g
Protein 9g
Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 26%
Calcium 4% Iron 14%
Vitamin K 6 mcg Potassium 717 mg
Magnesium 93 mg