Skillet Mexican Zucchini

Skillet Mexican Zucchini is incredibly delicious with a little bit of a kick from the jalape' topped with melted queso blanco. So easy and quick, a must try!

This zucchini is incredibly delicious with a little bit of a Mexican kick from the jalapeno then topped with melted queso blanco. It's also easy and quick, a must try!
Mexican Zucchini

I can't get enough of zucchini in the summer, in fact I have an entire section of Zucchini Recipes in my index if you need more ideas.

I'm a bit of a cookbook addict. It's a problem as I'm running out of room in my home for all my books, but that never stops me from buying new ones. But the biggest problem is that I kinda neglect them. But this weekend I was thumbing through the Aaron Sanchez's (who is one of the judges on Chopped – one of my favorite shows) cookbook (affil link) who is also one of the judges on Chopped and I came across his Mexican recipe for zucchini.

You MUST try this! I only made a few tweaks using less oil, and and rather than making a cilantro pesto, I added minced cilantro pickled jalapeno for kick. It totally exceeded my expectations.

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Skillet Mexican Zucchini

102Cals5Protein8Carbs6Fats
Prep Time: 5mins
Cook Time: 10mins
Total Time: 15mins
Yield: 4Servings
COURSE: Side Dish
CUISINE: Mexican
Skillet Mexican Zucchini is incredibly delicious with a little bit of a kick from the jalape' topped with melted queso blanco.

Ingredients

  • 1garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1tbspextra virgin olive oil
  • 1lbzucchini, diced
  • 1large tomato, cored, seeded and diced
  • 1green onion, thinly sliced
  • 1tbspminced fresh cilantro
  • 1tspminced pickled jalape'
  • 1/2cupcrumbled queso blanco, or queso fresco, cotija or feta
  • fresh lime juice, to taste
  • salt, to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Cook the garlic in oil in a large skillet over medium heat 1 minute, stirring until sizzling.
  • Add zucchini and cook stirring occasionally, about 3 minutes or until slightly softened.
  • Add the tomato and green
 onion and cook about 3 minutes.
  • Remove skillet from heat and add cilantro, jalape' and lime juice.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste and top with queso blanco. Serve hot.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1/4th of the recipe, Calories: 102kcal, Carbohydrates: 8g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 17mg, Sodium: 211mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 3g
Blue Smart Points: 4
Green Smart Points: 4
Purple Smart Points: 4
Points +: 4
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