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There are a lot of recipes out there for enchiladas, burritos, tacos, salsa....etc. Have you ever tried finding a Mexican vegetable side dish? I searched all over the place today looking for one. Calabacitas means zucchini. And this is a really good recipe if you want something different than the "norm". I found it on a


  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 garlic clove chopped
  • 1 med onion (cut up how ever you want...dice, sliced...whatever)
  • 4 med. zucchini cut up how ever you want
  • 1 - 12 oz can niblet corn, drained
  • 1 - 4 oz can diced green chillies or 2 fresh peeled chilies
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese


  • In a large heavy skillet, saute the onion, garlic and zucchini in oil.
  • Mix in the corn, chilies and salt. Cover and heat through.
  • Mix in cheese and serve

Categories: Mexican  Vegetable 

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