Calabacitas (Southwest) Recipe

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Servings: 6


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  • butter 1/4-c. Or possibly cooking spray
  • 1/2 c. minced onion
  • 1 x garlic clove chopped
  • 6 c. cubed green summer squash and/or possibly yellow summer squash
  • 1 x 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 tsp pico de gallo preferably don enrique pico de gallo fresh grnd black pepper to taste
  • 1 c. lowfat shredded monterey jack cheese Or possibly queso fresco crumbled


  1. Soften onion with garlic over medium heat in a sprayed skillet. Or possibly, if using butter, heat it over medium heat in a large skillet then add in the onion and garlic, and saute/fry for 2 min.
  2. Add in the squash and bell pepper and cook another 2 min. Stir in the chiles, corn and seasonings. Cover, lower the heat, and simmer till the squash is tender, about 3-5 min. Uncover, sprinkle with cheese and stir till cheese is melted. Should be served immediately.
  3. small portions. [105 cals, 2g fat]


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 179g
Recipe makes 6 servings
Calories 180  
Calories from Fat 122 68%
Total Fat 13.75g 17%
Saturated Fat 8.52g 34%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Sodium 160mg 7%
Potassium 397mg 11%
Total Carbs 9.51g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2.2g 7%
Sugars 4.23g 3%
Protein 6.8g 11%
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