Anyone else out there growing zucchini?? I'm constantly amazed at how prolific this plant is, and truthfully I've been struggling to find ways to use them all up!
Some of my favorite ways are with this Ratatouille recipe (a must try!), this Gazpacho recipe, and this Chicken Pot Pie recipe, but it seems like there is always more zucchini than ways to prepare it :)
Anyway, I recently came across this simple Mexican Zucchini Skillet recipe on Skinnytaste, and new I definitely wanted to give it a try! And the verdict? It's SO good!
If you like zucchini, I definitely recommend giving this one a try!
Mexican Zucchini Skillet
- 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
- 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oi
- 1 lb. zucchini, diced in large chunks
- 1 large (or 2 small) tomato, seeded & diced
- 2-3 green onions, thinly sliced
- 2-3 Tbsp. minced fresh cilantro
- 2 Tbsp. diced pickled jalapeno
- 1/2 cup crumbled queso fresco
- juice of 1/2 lime, or more to taste
- lots of salt and pepper, to taste
Cook the garlic in the oil in a large skillet over medium heat for about 1 minute. Add the zucchini and cook, stirring occasionally for about 3 minutes or until slightly softened. Add the tomato, green onion, and half of the cilantro. Season with plenty of salt and pepper, and cook for another 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Remove the skillet from the heat, and add the remaining cilantro, diced jalapeno, and lime juice. Top with the queso fresco, and serve hot. Enjoy!
This would be a great side dish for any meal, but it was especially delish served alongside tacos! I can also see it being really good in a veggie burrito bowl.
I made it as a side for taco night at my parents house, and it was not only a tasty addition, but a great way to eat more veggies! Yum!