I woke up this morning craving chips and salsa! Mexican food, yes, please! Although it was too early for a margarita or a Corona, my tastebuds went into overdrive and I started digging through my pantry.
For those of us north of Tijuana, our version of Mexican food has been slightly altered.
In this recipe, you can opt to use another vegetable, besides the zucchini. Perhaps sweet potatoes or finely diced cauliflower.
NOTE: This can be made up to a day ahead and stored in the refrigerator before baking.
As I have said before, soup should be a food group…especially during the winter!
This hardy minestrone is super-healthy. You can opt to make it with or without the pasta. Also, you can experiment with using other beans other than the ones listed in this recipe.
I would recommend doubling the recipe and freezing the extra in some large-sized Ball jars. These are on sale usually every-other-week at Hobby Lobby!
My dear friend gifted me with some amazing zucchini this past weekend. I started thinking of some culinary opportunities. The original options of stir-fry, zucchini bread and ratatouille came to mind but I wanted something extraordinary.
A casserole, perhaps, but something with a Mexican flavor. This came together in a matter of minutes and I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
You can add your own flair by topping it with fresh avocado slices, cilantro or simply a dash of lime juice.