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Killer Calabacitas


This is by farrrrrr my favorite side dish ever. Or main meal dish because when there is Calabacitas…GAME ON.

I grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico with the best green chili ever- REAL REAL hatch green chili. Like, it’s actually spicy.

When we first moved out here, we were superrrr confused because nothing was that spicy even though everyone claimed it to be. We went through serious withdrawals and had to make sure to get back to NM during roasting season in order to get us a sack or two of the green chili. We’d take it back to my Grandparent’s house and peel and bag it all up then drive back to CA. We have a freezer in our garage just for the green chili and these sacks usually last us almost a year. Thankfully, we finally found a company that actually hauls a ton of the green chili out here every year and all we have to do is head to LA to pick it up! If you’re interested, let me know!

I grew up on this dish and will never get sick of it. It’s so simple and sooo easy to make!




2 zucchinis, halved and sliced

2 squashes, halved and sliced

1 cup organic corn

1/4 cup green chili* (We use 1/4 cup bc we LOVE spicy but start small and work your way up)

2 cloves garlic

1/2 purple onion



Melt a little coconut oil in a skillet on medium heat. Throw in the garlic and onion and sauté for a few minutes. Next, add your zucchini, squash, corn and cook for 3-5 minutes. Finally, add your green chili and mix in well. Let cook a few more minutes and serve!



There are quite a few variations but this is by far my faveeee. It’s a Mexican dish but you can literally use it as a side for anything!




 *You can find canned hatch green chili at your local grocery store. It’s not as fresh but it’s still very tasty! And they have mild for those who can’t do spice.