This Mexican Zucchini Recipe is the perfect side dish for Taco Tuesday or when you need a simple and delicious side dish that can be made in under 20 minutes.
This Mexican veggie side dish is incredibly easy to make and full of flavor.
What goes well with tacos for dinner?
Mexican Zucchini recipe is perfect for Taco Tuesday or any Mexican dish for that matter. The chili pepper adds a little spice that makes it a great side dish for tacos.
I can eat Mexican food every single day. But the problem is the side dishes. I try to stick with a low-carb diet, but man those side dishes are tricky, and typical rice and beans just won’t cut it for low carb.
Mexican Zucchini Recipe
Salt & Pepper
How to make Mexican Roasted Zucchini
Dice zucchini into quarter-size cubes.
In a medium-sized bowl, stir in the diced zucchini, olive oil, and spices together until well mixed.
Place the mixture into the air fryer and roast on 400 for 10-12 minutes or until zucchini is browned.
Once cooked, place on a platter and sprinkle with queso fresco and chopped cilantro.
- 3 Zucchini
- 2 tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 tsp Chili Powder
- 1 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- 4 oz Queso Fresco
- 2 tbsp Cilantro
- Dice zucchini into quarter-size cubes.
- In a medium-sized bowl, stir in the diced zucchini, olive oil, and spices together until well mixed.
- Place the mixture into the air fryer and roast on 400 for 10-12 minutes or until zucchini is browned.
- Once cooked, place on a platter and sprinkle with queso fresco and chopped cilantro.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 175Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 312mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 7g
This Mexican Roasted Zucchini beats any Spanish rice side dish. It’s bursting with flavor and has a bit of spice that I’m always looking for.
Have a picky eater? I’ve found that adding cheese to anything and even the pickiest eater will try it.
Zucchini is delicious on its own. But roast it and sprinkle on some queso fresco and BAM. It takes zucchini to a whole other level. This cheese is life-changing and you’ll be wanting to add it to all your dishes.
It tastes great on salads, tacos, veggies or even snack on it while waiting for cooking. I know I can’t help myself.
Can this veggie recipe be made in the oven?
Absolutely! I prefer the air fryer because it’s quicker and I like the fact that I don’t have to turn on the oven. Which can be miserable with the Texas heat in the summer.
But if you don’t have an air fryer, you can cook this recipe in the oven. You follow the same instructions and bake on 400 for about 15-20 minutes.
Hungry for more delicious recipes to serve with Mexican Zucchini? Serve this recipe with one of these main dishes:
Sweet Potato Tacos – Loaded with sweet potatoes, cilantro, quest fresco, and jalapeños. It’s the perfect meatless dinner recipe.
Crustless Taco Pie – Filled with taco meat, lettuce, avocado, cheese, and sour creams. Delicious and can be whipped together in under 20 minutes.
Beef Taco Casserole – This simple and delicious recipe is ready in under 30 minutes! Perfect when you need a quick dinner that feeds a crowd. Also tastes great as leftovers.