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Calabacitas

Calabacitas Recipe


  • Author: Dr. Josh Axe
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

Calabacitas are commonly served as a side dish in Mexico and New Mexico, but when you add plenty of veggies, beans and a source of high-quality protein, this dish becomes a healthy and fulfilling meal. See both varieties below.


Ingredients

Scale
  • ½ cup roasted corn
  • 2 cups cauliflower, riced
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 2 zucchini, chopped
  • 1 yellow squash, chopped
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 roasted red peppers from a jar, chopped
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro, minced
  • ¼ cup fresh dill, finely chopped
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 cup chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 lime, sliced
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 2 small radishes, sliced
  • 4 eggs, poached

Side Dish Version

  • ½ cup roasted corn
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 2 zucchini, chopped
  • 1 yellow squash, chopped
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 roasted red peppers, chopped
  • ½ cup cilantro, minced
  • ¼ cup dill, finely chopped

Instructions

  1. Prep all the veggies, including roasting the corn for a few minutes.
  2. Make cauliflower rice or use store-bought.
  3. In a large pan on medium heat, add the avocado oil first and distribute across the pan. Add the chopped zucchini and squash, shallots and spices.
  4. Sauté for 10 minutes or until veggies are soft.
  5. Add in the red peppers, roasted corn and fresh herbs. Stir well and cook for another 2 minutes.
  6. Next, layer the ingredients evenly between 4 bowls for serving: cauliflower rice, calabacitas mixture, and then spinach.
  7. Top each bowl with sliced lime, avocado and radishes, along with chickpeas and a poached egg.
  8. For the side dish version, simply omit the cauliflower rice and toppings.
  9. Serve warm.
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Category: Main Dishes, Side Dishes
  • Method: Stoveop
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 dish (280g)
  • Calories: 323
  • Sugar: 5.4g
  • Sodium: 356mg
  • Fat: 23.1g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.9g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 17.6g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 21.7g
  • Fiber: 8g
  • Protein: 11.7g
  • Cholesterol: 164mg

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