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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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Vegan Tex-Mex Cookbook - For the Kindle!

This Vegan Tex-Mex cookbook contains recipes for dishes such as Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burgers, Roasted Vegetable Burritos, Asparagus Carrot and Bean Burritos, and many other recipes for tacos, quesadillas, enchiladas, fajitas, salads, soups, and desserts!

Zucchini are low carb vegetables.

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In "The Zucchini Houdini" you'll find recipes for soups, salads, slaws, breads, and desserts. Recipes include "Asian Zucchini Salad," "Zucchini Slaw," "Zucchini Salsa," "Zucchini Parmesan Cheese Bake," Zucchini Avocado Salad," "Chocolate Nut Zucchini Bread," and a bunch more!

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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