Calabacitas (Southwestern Squash Saute)
30 mins (prep 15, cooking 15)
14 ingredients
6 servings
There are as many recipes for calabacitas as there are cooks. Here's how DH and I like it. We especially enjoy this in August when zucchini and corn are fresh from the garden. It is a versatile dish - the measurements are estimated. Use whatever fresh vegetables you have on peppers, grated carrots, jalapenos, diced tomato... For example, if I'm making it for my Yankee parents I omit the poblano and cilantro, and add parsley, resulting in a mild but tasty saute of summer vegetables. Have fun experimenting and enjoy!

Categories:  low-protein , side-dish , low-cholesterol , low-calorie , <-30-mins , low-sat.-fat , squash , low-carb , vegetable , low-in... , healthy-2 , low-sodium , corn , time-to-make ,
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Serving Size (82.74 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 173.55 Calories from Fat 43.29
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4.81g 44.38%
Saturated Fat 1.18g 35.41%
Trans Fat 0.1g %
Cholesterol 3.53mg 7.06%
Sodium 42.97mg 10.74%
Total Carbohydrate 30.03g 60.05%
Dietary Fiber 1.74 g 41.7%
Sugars 2.41 g %
Protein 5.34g 64.12%
Vitamin A 618.74IU% Vitamin C 59.41mg%
Calcium 137.86mg% Iron 5.05mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
summer squash, medium zucchini, poblano pepper, fresh ground black pepper