Calabacitas a la Mexicana is a yummy recipe that goes perfectly on top of a tostada or as a taco filling. It is ready to be enjoyed in minutes and doesn’t break the bank. Serve with refried beans and Mexican rice.
This Mexican Squash recipe won’t squash your taste for tasty Mexican food. Calabacitas a la Mexicana is a tasty calabacitas recipe that gets on the table in NO TIME flat. It’s vegetarian and perfect for Lent or Meatless Mondays. Seriously, what’s not to love?!!
Calabacitas a la Mexicana starts with diced onions and diced jalapeños in a big skillet. Cook the onions until they are translucent. 1-2 minutes.
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Then add the diced tomatoes and mix. You can use a can of diced tomatoes. Whatever you have on hand is fine. Let this cook for a few minutes. 2-3 minutes. The mixture will be mushy and the liquid will be absorbed.
Add ½ cup of water and 1 teaspoon of chicken bouillon. If you are cooking for vegetarians, you can add salt instead. See how it has created a sort of sauce? Just on its own, this sauce is soooo good. For future reference, you can make this sauce again and add beef, chicken, or fish. Yum. Yum!
Give everything a good stir and add your diced calabacitas. Calabacitas are a type of Mexican squash. If you can’t find them at your local grocery store. You can substitute for regular Italian zucchini. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until they are fully cooked. Don’t forget to taste for salt!
Calabacitas a la Mexicana makes a delicious filling for your gorditas, sopes, tacos, or on top of a crunchy tostada. I also added some crumbled queso fresco. Mmmm… Other potential toppings: sour cream, avocado, and your favorite salsa. Hope you enjoy!
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- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ¼ onion, diced
- 2 jalapenos, finely diced
- 2 tomatoes, diced
- ½ cup water
- 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon, or salt
- 4 calabacitas, diced
- Queso fresco (optional)
- In a large skillet, heat olive oil.
- Add the onion and jalapenos.
- Mix to combine and cook for 1-2 minutes, or until the onion is translucent.
- Add the tomatoes and mix.
- Cook for 3-4 minutes.
- The mixture will be slightly mushy.
- Add the water and bouillon.
- Mix and add the calabacitas.
- Cook for 3-4 minutes until the calabacitas are soft.
- Serve and top with queso fresco, if using.