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Russ Myers


Calabacitas means little squash.
Little squash are summer squash, meaning they are harvested while still immature.. Their skin is soft giving them a short storage time, while winter squash are mature fruits, with a tough skin giving them a long storage life.


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4 Servings
10 Min
15 Min
Stove Top


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2 small
zucchini, sliced
2 small
yellow squash, sliced
1 medium
onion, diced
1 Tbsp
jalapeno pepper, finely diced (optional)
1 can(s)
(14.5-oz) black beans, rinsed and drained
2 Tbsp
olive oil
1/4 tsp
ground pepper
2 Tbsp
fresh cilantro, chopped
1 c
frozen corn kernels

How to Make Calabacitas


  • 1Heat oil over medium-high and cook onions for 4 minutes.
    Add garlic and cook 1 minute.
    Add zucchini and squash and cook another 4 minutes.
  • 2Add jalapeno pepper and cook 8 to 10 more minutes.

    Add corn and cook until warmed, 2 minutes.

    Add black beans and cook until heated through and squash is tender enough for your taste, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  • 3Remove from heat and season with salt and pepper to taste.

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About Calabacitas

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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