Side Dishes

Roasted Mexican Zucchini

Megan Dahlman
May 31, 2021

For most Mexican dishes, it seems appropriate to have a side dish. Usually the go-to's are rice and beans. Let's switch it up and get more veggies, instead!

This is a hit every time I make it. You'll never miss your side of rice again! 

(Kudos to Bowl of Delicious for the original recipe.)



4 medium zucchini, diced

2 Tbsp olive oil

1/2 tsp chili powder

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/8 tsp cayenne pepper

Salt and pepper to taste

For the garnish:

Cotija cheese

Juice from 1 lime

Cilantro, chopped


Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil wiped with olive oil (or olive oil spray). 

In a medium bowl, toss all the ingredients together, except the ingredients for the garnish. Make sure the zucchini is well coated with all the oil and spices. 

Spread evenly on the prepared baking sheet and roast for 25 minutes or until the zucchini is browned on the edges. 

Sprinkle with a generous amount of grated Cotija cheese, lime juice, and cilantro.

Trainer, nutrition coach, and Christian mom — in a culture that’s obsessed with “gym-selfies” and a number on the scale, I’m passionate about helping moms discover what it feels like to actually love their bodies and thrive in them.
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