Are you in need of a side dish for your dinner with a Mexican twist? Do you love fresh squashes? Colorful foods? Adding vitamin C and powerful antioxidants to your diet? Well then, you’re in luck as I have just the recipe for you!

simmering calabacitas

As an alternative, you could add some goat cheese to this dish and serve it as a vegetarian entree over brown rice.


1 medium onion, cut in a large dice

4 medium cloves garlic, chopped

2 cups zucchini , diced into cubes

2 cups yellow squash, diced into cubes

15 oz can diced tomatoes, drained

4 oz can of diced green chili

4 Tablespoons chicken or vegetable broth

1/4 cup chopped cilantro

3 Tablespoons chopped fresh oregano

salt and black pepper to taste


  • Slice onion and chop garlic
  • Prepare all other vegetables
  • Heat 1 TBS broth in a large skillet. Sauté onions in broth over medium heat for about 5 minutes stirring frequently, until translucent. Add garlic and saute for another minute.
  • Add zucchini, yellow squash, remaining broth, green chili, and cook for another 3 minutes or so until the vegetables are tender, stirring often
  • Add tomatoes and continue to cook for another couple of minutes
  • Stir in herbs, salt, and pepper

calabacitas as a side to salmon & brown rice

Adapted from a recipe posted on the world’s healthiest foods.

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