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Zucchini with Corn and Cheese ( calabacitas con elote y queso ) image

If you like zucchini,fresh corn and cheese, you will love this dish it is low in calories and can even be fat free if you do not use the cheese or you can use low fat cheese. This is an old family recipe. It can be used as a side dish with any kind of meats, Or even eaten as a main dish if you are a vegetarian.

Provided by Trina Alaniz

Categories     Side Casseroles

Time 35m

Number Of Ingredients 7

3 med size zucchini.
1 fresh corn.
1/3 c sweet onion (diced)
1 c fresh tomatoe (diced)
1/2 Tbsp salt
1/4 c cold water
1 c cheddar cheese or jack cheese, (shredded)


  • 1. Wash and trim both ends of zucchini, and cut zucchini down the middle in a cross, and then slice across. Do not cut too thin or too thick.
  • 2. slice off kernels of corn from the cob.
  • 3. Place the above veg's in a med size skillet that has a fitting lid.
  • 4. Add the tomatoes and onions on top of veg's
  • 5. add salt.
  • 6. pour water over the top. cover and cook over med heat for approx. 15 min
  • 7. After 15 min, toss gently to mix ingredients and taste for salt.
  • 8. Lower heat to low, cover and simmer, and cook for add'l 5 to 7 min. till zucchini is tender. Turn off heat.
  • 9. remove lid and spread cheese over the top, cover with lid until cheese melts.

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