Grilled Zucchini & Crispy Onions with Lime Sour Cream & Cotija Cheese
Summer Grilling

Grilled Zucchini & Crispy Onions

with Lime Sour Cream & Cotija Cheese

20 MIN
$10.99 Serves 2-4
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Introducing Add-ons—a weekly selection of appetizers, sides, and desserts that you can add to your box and fill out your table. This flavorful spin on elote—a Mexican street food favorite typically made with corn—features zucchini grilled with a coating of Mexican spices, then drizzled with garlicky lime sour cream, cotija, and crispy onions for a bit of crunch.
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Grilled Zucchini & Crispy Onions with Lime Sour Cream & Cotija Cheese
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  • 2 Zucchini
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 1 Lime
  • 2 Tbsps Grated Cotija Cheese
  • ½ cup Sour Cream
  • ⅓ cup Crispy Onions
  • 1 Tbsp Mexican Spice Blend (Ancho Chile Powder, Smoked Paprika, Garlic Powder, Ground Cumin & Dried Mexican Oregano)
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1 Prepare the ingredients

Preheat your grill to maintain a temperature of 450-500°F. Carefully oil the grill grates. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Quarter the zucchini lengthwise. Peel 1 clove of garlic; using a zester or small side of a box grater, finely grate into a paste. Quarter the lime. In a bowl, combine the sour cream, the juice of 2 lime wedges, half the cheese, and as much of the garlic paste as you’d like; season with salt and pepper.

2 Grill the zucchini & serve your dish

Place the quartered zucchini in a bowl; drizzle with olive oil and season with salt, pepper, and half the spice blend. Grill 3 to 5 minutes per side, or until charred and softened. Serve the grilled zucchini topped with the lime sour cream, remaining cheese, crispy onions, and a pinch of the remaining spice blend (you will have extra). Serve the remaining lime wedges on the side. Enjoy!

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1 Prepare the ingredients

Preheat your grill to maintain a temperature of 450-500°F. Carefully oil the grill grates. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Quarter the zucchini lengthwise. Peel 1 clove of garlic; using a zester or small side of a box grater, finely grate into a paste. Quarter the lime. In a bowl, combine the sour cream, the juice of 2 lime wedges, half the cheese, and as much of the garlic paste as you’d like; season with salt and pepper.

2 Grill the zucchini & serve your dish

Place the quartered zucchini in a bowl; drizzle with olive oil and season with salt, pepper, and half the spice blend. Grill 3 to 5 minutes per side, or until charred and softened. Serve the grilled zucchini topped with the lime sour cream, remaining cheese, crispy onions, and a pinch of the remaining spice blend (you will have extra). Serve the remaining lime wedges on the side. Enjoy!

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