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Tex-Mex Zucchini Recipe

Updated on September 12, 2014

Vegetarian Tex-Mex Zucchini Recipe!

Tex-Mex Zucchini is a recipe I created one day to use up some zucchini we had on hand. My family and I loved it, so I've made it quite a few times since then!

Zucchini are fabulous with tomatoes and Mexican seasonings! Tex-Mex Zucchini is delicious, no matter if you serve it vegan or covered in cheese! This recipe consists of thinly sliced zucchini, onions, tomatoes, black beans and just the perfect amount of spices. For added taste and nutrition, try it topped with fresh avocado slices!

Mmmmm, is it good!

Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: 3 servings


  • olive oil or other oil for sauteing
  • 1 large chopped onion
  • 2 large or 4 small zucchini sliced thinly
  • 2 cans whole tomatoes
  • 1 1/4 tsp chili powder (or more if you like it really spicy!)
  • salt to taste
  • 1 can drained black beans
  • grated cheese (about 2 to 2 1/2 cups)
  • avocado (optional)


  1. Saute the chopped onion and zucchini slices in a little oil on a medium heat until the onion starts to brown. While the onion and zucchini are cooking, process the tomatoes in a food processor. (If you prefer, you may use 2 cans of pureed tomatoes, but to me the taste difference is worth the extra trouble of processing whole tomatoes!) When the onions are just starting to brown, add the processed tomatoes and their juice to the pan.. Add the chili powder and salt to taste. Add the rinsed and drained beans. Continue cooking a few more minutes while you grate the cheese and slice the avocado (if using),
  2. Grate the cheese and slice the avocado. Put the cheese and avocados in bowls on the table. Everyone can add their own grated cheese and avocado slices to their Tex-Mex Zucchini dish, according to individual taste!
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How To Serve this Tex-Mex Zucchini Recipe! - Do you like yours cheesy, topped with avocado, or extra spicy?

Each person can top their bowl of Tex Mex Zucchini with as much cheese as they'd like!

Once you stir your Tex Mex Zucchini, the cheese melts right in!

Avocado is a very healthy fat! If you enjoy avocado, try adding some to the top of your Tex Mex Zucchini after it's finished cooking.

Tex Mex Zucchini is also delicious vegan!

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Zucchini are low carb vegetables.

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Don't forget to eat your veggies!

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Low Carb Zucchini Recipes

Zucchini is a low carb vegetable, and is often used in low carb recipes, such as Tex-Mex Zucchini. One medium zucchini has about 5 grams of carbs.

Many people use thinly sliced zucchini in place of noodles in their lasagnas. Here's one option: Low Carb Zucchini Lasagna recipe, although there are many.

Zucchini Fries are low carb as well, and contain zucchini, Parmesan cheese, eggs, Italian seasoning, and almonds. They are baked, instead of fried.

Low Carb Nachos - This recipe contains several suggestions for the corn chips in nachos. I've used homemade cheese chips before (they're good!), but have yet to try the veggie chips. I'll try that soon and report back here as to what I think! If you try it, let me know what you think too!

Zucchini Pasta

Zucchini doesn't have to be cooked to be eaten! It's delicious raw too! There's a raw vegan restaurant in my town that makes absolutely fabulous raw zucchini pasta dishes, including Manicotti and Lasagna. The cheeses are made from nuts. It's a bit expensive, but incredibly delicious!

Pasta can be made at home from raw zucchini too. You can slice thin strips with a vegetable peeler, or try a spiral vegetable slicer, which creates much skinnier, rounder "noodles." The one I have at home is the Benriner Cook Help Spiral Vegetable Slicer. It comes with three blades, and works with a simple turn of the crank - no electricity needed! I use it to make raw zucchini pasta to go with marinara sauce. It's quite good. It's quick too!

Comments? Did you make any changes to the recipe when you prepared it? We'd love to hear about them! You'll find a guestbook for your comments at the bottom of this page!

© 2012 JanieceTobey

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Sounds heavenly! Voting up and pinning.

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      Rebecca Mealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      What a creative recipe! And zucchini is always so plentiful. Thanks, Shared.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Just made this! Wow! Great recipe...thanks!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      In the UK we call Zucchini "courgettes" and I love them fried. I also love the fact that this recipe is wheat free and am pleased to have it added to the list on my lens about wheat free dieting :)

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      Carolan Ross 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      This Tex Mex Zucchini sounds delicious. When's dinner?

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      awakeningwellness 5 years ago

      Sounds really good!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 5 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Your Tex Mex Zucchini pictures make my mouth water.

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      Heather McGlaughlin 5 years ago from Marryland

      Made this tonight. It was very good, hubby suggested next time serve it over rice.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I'll be right over! Another excellent recipe by you, I would never have thought of gone in the Tex-Mex direction with zucchini and you have presented it beautifully as one of the Best New Cheese Recipe Lenses on Squidoo!

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      KateHonebrink 5 years ago

      This looks so amazingly tasty - I plan on making it ASAP! It's easy to see why you are featured on the cheesiest monsterboard! Congrats!!

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      JoleneBelmain 5 years ago

      Looks like a delicious Tex Mex, an absolute must try :)

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      BestRatedStuff 5 years ago

      Me too, I ma definitely trying this out, it looks absolutely scrumptious.

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      Heidi Vincent 5 years ago from GRENADA

      I'm definitely going to try this recipe!

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      RuralFloridaLiving 5 years ago

      Looks yummy! I'm going to give it a try...

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      Heather McGlaughlin 5 years ago from Marryland

      This looks really good, I like zucchini and am always looking for different ways to serve it. I will definitely try this.

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      gpsjim 5 years ago

      Looks really good!

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      MelonyVaughan 5 years ago

      Sounds yummy!

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      AngryBaker 5 years ago

      Looks so yummy!!! I will give this one a try.

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      Mary Crowther 5 years ago from Havre de Grace

      I like the cheesy one, yum!

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      Terrie_Schultz 5 years ago

      I'm definitely going to try this! It looks delicious.

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      Pam Irie 5 years ago from Land of Aloha

      Absolutely! :)

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      flycatcherrr 5 years ago

      This looks delicious!

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      Anthony Godinho 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Looks very's time for lunch now! :)

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      fullofshoes 5 years ago

      yum. dinner cannot come fast enough.

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      lifeandchocolate 5 years ago

      Yum as a type 1 diabetic I'm always looking for great tasting low carb recipes! This looks great! Take care, Kelley

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      Auntie-M LM 5 years ago

      mmmmm. This sounds, and looks, utterly delicious!

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      poutine 5 years ago

      sounds delicious enough to try it.

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      ria 5 years ago

      looks so good, bookmarked it

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      avigarret 5 years ago

      Thanks for sharing your great recipes!

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      Heather B 5 years ago

      Looks divine! I am verging on vegetarian so it would make a great option for me.

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      JoyfulPamela2 5 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      This looks delicious and healthy! Thanks, Janiece! =D

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      mcgilwriter lm 5 years ago

      cool recipe! I love Tex Mex and this would satisfy my wife's vegetarian apetite