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Vegetarian Enchilada Recipe

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I’m not a vegetarian. Not even close.

And, frankly, I’m not even much of a healthy eater. Obviously.

But I’ll take a good Veggie Enchilada any day over just about anything else! My husband and I used to live near this one Mexican restaurant that we loved. And by "restaurant," I mean it was in a gas station. Even so, it was the best Mexican we ever ate.

The owner/chef only used fresh, local, organic produce. The meat was all organic as well. But you’d never know that for sure unless you had a conversation with him. He told us that he didn’t advertise the high quality of his food, because he found that it actually drove customers away. Can you believe that?

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Apparently there’s a bigger crowd out there wanting grungy, gas station Mexican food than people who want to buy meals prepared with fresh and organic ingredients!

Anyway. His veggie enchiladas inspired me. I never knew vegetarian could taste THAT good. In fact, I never tried anything else on the menu, despite the rave reviews his Carne Asada received. I just couldn’t imagine anything else tasting nearly so good.

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I based this recipe on that gas station enchilada I loved so much. It’s simple, but pretty perfect. The flour tortilla is filled with roasted zucchini, yellow squash, onions. The whole thing is smothered in a mild green chile sauce, cheese, and a corn salsa.

Happy eating!

Love Enchiladas? Make sure you check out Julia’s Roasted Vegetable Enchilada Recipe too!

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Vegetarian Enchilada Recipe

Ashton Swank
Vegetarian Enchiladas make for a quick and easy dinner. Even the kids will love this cheesy classic.
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Cuisine Tex Mex
Servings 9 1 large enchilada
Calories 557.53 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Zucchini Squash
  • 2 Yellow Squash
  • 1 Onion
  • 2 Olive Oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Black Pepper to taste
  • 9 Burrito-Sized Flour Tortillas
  • 2.5 Mexican Style Shredded Cheese
  • 4 Green Chiles chopped
  • 1 Sour Cream
  • 0.25 Vegetable Broth
  • 0.25 Cumin
  • 1 Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 Garlic Salt
  • 1 Fresh Cilantro chopped
  • 1 Tomato chopped
  • 1 Onion chopped
  • 1 Frozen Corn cooked or canned
  • 1 Fresh Cilantro chopped
  • 1 Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 Cumin
  • Salt to taste
  • Black Pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Cut the zucchini, squash, and large onion into 1 inch pieces. Spread evenly on a lined baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake at 350°F for 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, place the green chiles, sour cream, vegetable stock, cumin, lime juice, garlic salt, and cilantro in a blender and pulse until smooth. Set aside.
  • Prep the corn salsa: dice the tomatoes and onions and toss together in a large bowl. Add the corn, cilantro (1-2 tbsp according to taste, start with 1 tbsp), lime juice, cumin, and a dash of salt and pepper. Mix well and set aside.
  • Remove vegetables from the oven (leave the oven on). Evenly fill each tortilla with the vegetables and a tablespoon of shredded cheese. Roll and place seam down, tightly side by side, in a 9×13 baking dish.
  • Pour and spread the green chile sauce over top, and sprinkle the cheese over the enchiladas. Bake at 350°F for 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly. Serve with corn salsa.

Nutrition

Calories: 557.53kcalCarbohydrates: 69.86gProtein: 17.33gFat: 21.33gSaturated Fat: 7.33gSodium: 1126.67mgFiber: 5.83gSugar: 4.83g
Keyword Baked, Dinners, Easy Dinners, Enchiladas, Meatless Monday, Tex Mex, Vegetables, Vegetarian
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