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mexican zucchini in a bowl.

Mexican Zucchini

  • Author: Anna Rios
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Mexican Zucchini, also known as calabacitas a la Mexicana, is a traditional vegetable dish made from sautéed Mexican squash, onions, jalapeño, and tomato. It is a super simple way to add extra veggies to Mexican dishes. Made with only 5 ingredients but satisfying and flavorful!


  • 2 medium Mexican Zucchinis (calabacitas)
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, diced
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Dice the onion, jalapeño, tomatoes, and zucchini. Turn a pan on medium-low heat and add the oil.
  2. Once the oil is hot, add the diced onion, jalapeño, and tomato. Cook for 4-5 minutes or until the onion is translucent.
  3. Add in the diced zucchini and cook for another 5 minutes. Season with salt, and pepper.
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Category: Sides
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Keywords: calabacitas a la mexicana, mexican zucchini, mexican vegan recipes, vegan mexican recipes