Calabacitas

Are you in need of a side dish for your dinner with a Mexican twist?  Do you love fresh squashes?  Colorful foods?  Adding vitamin C and powerful antioxidants to your diet?  Well then, you’re in luck as I have just the recipe for you!

simmering calabacitas

As an alternative, you could add some goat cheese to this dish and serve it as a vegetarian entree over brown rice.

Ingredients:

1 medium onion, cut in a large dice

4 medium cloves garlic, chopped

2 cups zucchini , diced into cubes

2 cups yellow squash, diced into cubes

15 oz can diced tomatoes, drained

4 oz can of diced green chili

4 Tablespoons chicken or vegetable broth

¼ cup chopped cilantro

3 Tablespoons chopped fresh oregano

salt and black pepper to taste

Directions:

  • Slice onion and chop garlic
  • Prepare all other vegetables
  • Heat 1 TBS broth in a large skillet. Sauté onions in broth over medium heat for about 5 minutes stirring frequently, until translucent. Add garlic and sauté for another minute.
  • Add zucchini, yellow squash, remaining broth, green chili, and cook for another 3 minutes or so until the vegetables are tender, stirring often
  • Add tomatoes and continue to cook for another couple of minutes
  • Stir in herbs, salt, and pepper

calabacitas as a side to salmon & brown rice

J

Adapted from a recipe posted on the world’s healthiest foods