Calabacitas (kahl-ah-ba-SEE-tas) translates to "little squash" in English. It is often served as a side dish, but can easily be a meal in itself.

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Serves4 (about 1 cup)
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  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add onion and cook for 3-5 minutes.
  3. Add all other vegetables and saute until vegetables are firm, but tender.
  4. Remove vegetables from heat.
  5. Sprinkle cheese over vegetables, mix throughout, and allow cheese to melt.

Recipe Tips

Make it a meal by serving over rice or with flour tortillas.

Add some protein by draining and rinsing one can of pinto, white, or kidney beans.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 150 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 141mg 6%
Potassium 515mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 13g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 6g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 35%
Vitamin C 40%
Vitamin D0%
Calcium 7%
Iron 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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