Calabacitas a la Mexicana
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Calabacitas a la Mexicana makes a wonderful vegetable side dish for dinner. It also makes a delicious taco filling. If I'm making tacos with the Calabacitas a la Mexicana, I like to serve creamy ripe avocado slices and salsa alongside. This is one of my favorite quick and easy summer meals
Recipe type: Side
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 4 to 6 Servings
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • ¼ White Onion, finely diced
  • 1 Jalapeno, minced, seeded for less heat
  • 1 Garlic Clove, minced
  • 3 Medium Pale Green Zucchini, diced small
  • 1 Large Tomato, finely diced
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • optional: ¼ Cup Cilantro, minced
  1. In a large deep skillet heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onion and jalapeno. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
  2. Add in the diced zucchini, tomato, salt and pepper to taste. Stir.
  3. Cook for 6-7 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add in the chopped cilantro if using.
  5. Taste and add more salt or pepper if needed.
  6. Serve!
Recipe by Thyme & Love at