Saturday, May 8, 2010

Cooking Club: Zucchini and Corn Tacos

So I know I am posting this recipe Mother's Day weekend.. but hopefully none of you mom's will cook it this weekend because I hope you are all being adequately spoiled rotten taken care of.

This is the recipe Rachel posted. I am going to steal the picture she took of it once again, as 1-I haven't made it yet, and 2-her skills for taking pictures of food AMAZE me. Just check out her blog and you will see what I mean.

Zucchini and Corn Tacos
by Chef Jimmy Shaw

3 TBLS vegetable oil, divided
2 cups fresh corn kernels
1 cup chopped white onion
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
4 medium tomatoes, roughly chopped
3 medium zucchini, diced
1 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
4 leaves fresh epazote, (or 1 tsp fresh oregano), finely chopped
¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
8 warm corn tortillas
¼ cup green tomatillo salsa
Monterey Jack Cheese, grated

Heat half of oil in a large skillet over high heat. Toast corn 5 minutes, stirring; season with salt. Remove corn; set aside. Heat remaining oil in skillet. Cook onion, stirring, until it caramelizes, 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook 1 to 2 minutes. Add tomatoes; cook 10 minutes. Add zucchini; cook until tender, 10 to 12 minutes; season with salt. Add corn, beans, epazote and pepper. Cook 3 minutes. Split filling among tortillas; top each with 1 ½ tsp salsa and the grated cheese.

(Picture from here)


  1. Sounds delicious! I am printing the recipe to make later this week :)

  2. Sounds good! I'm submitting a recipe to Paula Deens contest that has corn and zucchini stuffed inside a chili relleno with cream cheese and monterey jack cheese. I was trying to make it healthier with no frying and lots of veggies, but the cheese makes it yummy. I like the taco idea alot. Have a great mother's day.

  3. Anything with black beans gets my stamp of approval. Thank you for the recipe!

  4. I want some... right now. Maybe I can get my wife to make me some for Mother's Day???

  5. Seriously loving this recipe. I am trying to cut more meat (including chicken) out of my diet and always on the lookout for veggie friendly dishes.