Hatch Calabacita is perfect for vegetarians or for those looking for a less caloric version of comfort food.  Instead of eating them flat, try folding or rolling them and call them tacos!

Enchiladas GC Calabacita with Salsa Ranchera 3

Hatch Calabacita Tostadas

Hatch Calabacita Tostadas borrow from traditional “calabacitas” — a nutritious combination of zucchini squash, corn and onion.
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Course Main Dish
Cuisine Vegetarian
Servings 12 tostadas
Calories 142 kcal


Calabacita Tostadas

  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ medium onion sliced
  • ½ tsp. granulated garlic
  • tsp. BUENO® Ground Cumin
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 small zucchini half moon slices
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 doz. BUENO® Corn Tortillas
  • 1/4 cup peanut oil for frying
  • Salsa Ranchera See recipe below
  • 1/3 cup low fat Monterey jack

Hatch Salsa Ranchera

  • 1 small onion diced
  • ½ 13 oz. container BUENO® Hatch Autumn Roast® Green Chile thawed in microwave
  • 2 small tomatoes chopped
  • 1/3 cup water
  • ¼ bunch cilantro chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. lime juice


Calabacita Tostadas

  • Prepare Hatch Salsa Ranchera. Set aside.
    Salsa Ranchera
  • In a sauté pan, heat 1 Tbsp. olive oil over medium heat.
    1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • Sauté onions until lightly carmelized, about 3 minutes.
    ½ medium onion
  • Add garlic, cumin and salt. Cook about 3 minutes.
    ½ tsp. granulated garlic, tsp. BUENO® Ground Cumin, ½ tsp. salt
  • Add zucchini and cook about 2 minutes.
    1 small zucchini
  • Add corn and water and cook about 3 minutes.
    1 cup frozen corn, 1/3 cup water
  • In a separate saute pan, heat 1/4 cup peanut oil over medium heat. Lightly fry corn tortillas one at a time. Place on paper towels to absorb excess oil.
    1/4 cup peanut oil for frying, 1 doz. BUENO® Corn Tortillas
  • Top each tortilla with calabacita fill. Top with salsa and cheese. Repeat for each serving. Roll, fold or eat flat.
    1/3 cup low fat Monterey jack

Hatch Salsa Ranchera

  • Cook onion, green chile and tomato over medium heat.
    1 small onion, ½ 13 oz. container BUENO® Hatch Autumn Roast® Green Chile, 2 small tomatoes
  • Add water and simmer until most of the water is absorbed and onion is transparent.
    1/3 cup water
  • Once cooked, add in remaining ingredients.
    ¼ bunch cilantro, 1 Tbsp. lime juice


Calories: 142kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 3gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 113mgPotassium: 177mgFiber: 3gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 188IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 54mgIron: 1mg
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