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  • Serves: 6 Servings

Calabacitas (Southwest)

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Category: Vegetables

 Ingredients List

  • 1/4 c Butter; OR cooking spray
  • 1/2 c Chopped onion
  • 1 Garlic clove; minced
  • 6 c Cubed green summer squash
  • -and/or yellow summer squash
  • 1 Red bell pepper; cored,
  • -seeded and diced
  • 1/2 c Anaheim chili pepper;
  • -roasted, cored and seeded,
  • -peeled and diced
  • 1 c Corn kernels
  • 1 ts Pico de gallo; preferably,
  • -don enrique pico de gallo
  • Fresh ground black pepper;
  • -to taste
  • 1 c Lowfat shredded monterey
  • -jack cheese; OR queso
  • -fresco, crumbled


Soften onion with garlic over medium heat in a sprayed skillet. Or, if
using butter, melt it over medium heat in a large skillet then add the
onion and garlic, and saute for 2 minutes.

Add the squash and bell pepper and cook another 2 minutes. Stir in the
chiles, corn and seasonings. Cover, lower the heat, and simmer until the
squash is tender, about 3-5 minutes. Uncover, sprinkle with cheese and stir
until cheese is melted. Should be served immediately.

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