Creamy Zucchini, Corn, and Poblano Rajas (Calabacitas con Elote y Rajas con Crema)
This rich and comforting dish is the perfect vegetarian filling for gorditas or tacos. This also makes a great accompaniment to grilled steak, pork, or chicken.
Servings: 6 to 8 servings
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 zucchini ½-inch cubes
- 1 cup fresh or frozen corn
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
- ½ large white onion sliced
- 2 garlic minced
- 4 poblano chile peppers roasted, seeded, and sliced into strips
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- ½ cup queso fresco
- 1 cup crema Mexicana
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
Add zucchini and corn and cover and cook until zucchini is tender, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
In the same skillet, heat the butter over medium-low heat until melted and foamy. Add onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until translucent and starting to gently brown around the edges, about 12 minutes.
Add the garlic and sauté for 1 more minute until fragrant.
Increase the heat to medium-high and add the poblano chile strips and the zucchini and corn mixture.
Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, add the queso fresco and crema, and stir gently, and simmer for 5 to 6 minutes.
Serve hot as a side dish or as a filling.
Calories: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 637mg | Potassium: 417mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 858IU | Vitamin C: 78mg | Calcium: 144mg | Iron: 1mg