Calabacitas Recipe

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Leanne D.


My neighbor gave me this recipe,she makes it for me so I guess she decided it was time for me to make it myself. It's delicious when she makes it so I hope I can made her proud.

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1 t. oil
1/2 t. butter
1 medium onion,sliced thin
4 medium cloves garlic, chopped
2 cups zucchini, diced into 1/2 -inch cubes
15 oz can diced tomatoes, drained
4 oz can of diced green chili
2 c corn,canned or frozen
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1 t. dried oregano
salt and black pepper,to taste


1Heat 1 T. oil and melt butter in a skillet. Sauté onions over medium heat for about 5 minutes stirring frequently, until translucent. Add garlic and sauté for another minute.
Add zucchini, green chili, and corn, cook for another 3 minutes or so until vegetables are tender, stirring often. Add tomatoes and continue to cook for another couple of minutes.
Stir in oregano, salt, and pepper.

About Calabacitas

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Mexican
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian