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roasted cuban zucchini

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Lynn Clay
Portland, OR

Inspired by some traditional Cuban spices, this recipe is packed with flavor. Paprika, chili powder, and cumin are definitely the headlining stars – but don’t forget about Cotija cheese, cilantro or lime because they also play key roles!

(2 ratings)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Grill

Ingredients For roasted cuban zucchini

  • 4
    zucchini or yellow squash, quartered vertically
  • 1/4 c
    olive oil or melted butter
  • 1/2 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    chili powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1/2 c
    cotija cheese crumbled
  • 1/4 c
    cilantro, chopped
  • fresh lime juice for spritzing

How To Make roasted cuban zucchini

  • 1
    Preheat oven or grill to 400 f.
  • 2
    Lay out zucchini spears onto a lightly greased pan or baking sheet.
  • 3
    In a small bowl, combine oil / butter, paprika, chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper. Brush seasoning mixture over zucchini / squash to coat (leave some mixture leftover) .
  • 4
    Roast in oven at 400F for 20-25 minutes, or until squash has become tender (grill for 5-10 minutes)
  • 5
    Remove from oven / grill and brush with remaining seasoning mixture. Top with crumbled cotija cheese, chopped cilantro, and a spritz of fresh lime

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