Calabacitas con Elote (Zucchini with Corn)

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One of the most popular Mexican side dishes. It is so good, that Mexicans often double the portion and eat it as main dish with warm tortillas. This is a keeper for vegetarians and meat lovers.

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cups fresh corn kernels

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • ¼ cup chopped onion

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 pound zucchini, sliced

  • 3 roma (plum) tomatoes, chopped

  • 1 fresh poblano chile pepper - seeded, deveined, and chopped

  • salt and black pepper to taste

  • ¼ cup crumbled cotija cheese

Directions

  1. Place the corn in a saucepan with enough water to cover; bring to a boil. Place a cover on the saucepan, reduce heat to medium, and cook until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain.

  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; cook and stir the onion and garlic in the hot oil until fragrant, about 5 minutes. Mix the zucchini and tomato into the onion and garlic; cook together 5 minutes. Stir the corn kernels into the mixture; add the poblano pepper. Season with salt and pepper; stir. Cover the skillet with a lid and cook until the zucchini is tender, about 10 minutes. Sprinkle with the cotija cheese to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

121 Calories
5g Fat
18g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 121
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 83mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 34mg 168%
Calcium 58mg 4%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 498mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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