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Mondo Zucchini Burrito

zucchini burritos

Tortilla stuffed with No-Name Zucchini.

Mondo Zucchini Burritos

(Makes 2 burritos)

  • 4 medium zucchini, sliced into coins
  • high-quality olive oil (Be sure to store olive oil in a dark container. It loses health benefits when exposed to light)
  • 3-4 tsp minced garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste (I like about 1/2 tsp salt, but you can use less if you normally don’t use much salt)
  • optional beans or other veggies
  • 2 warm tortillas

Heat a pan over high heat for about a minute before putting anything in.  Then add the oil, quickly followed by the garlic and then the zucchini and salt (and pepper, if using). Try not to stir too often, and do not add any water. Once the zucchini has turned translucent (as shown in the photos), remove from the pan and place in the middle of the tortillas. Roll up and devour!

zucchini tortillas

Unfortunately, the zucchini decided to pull a Heidi Montag (who claims she doesn’t like hugs) and escape the embrace of poor Mr. well-meaning tortilla wrap.  Mid-bite, they tumbled out of the warm, bready blanket.  Oh the sting of rejection…

Starting tomorrow, the zucchini bunch will be attending couples’ therapy. Maybe, if they’re lucky, they’ll get Queen Latifah.

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Published on May 11, 2010

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  1. Katie says

    Yummm. Zucchini is my favorite summer vegetable, it’s always so plentiful during the warm months, I will for sure make this in the upcoming weeks! Thanks for the great idea.

  2. abby says

    oh katie, i’ve seen this movie like 100 times. i thought it would be bad, but really its one of my favorites. i especially like the happy ending, because i’m sappy like that 🙂

  3. Sarahishealthy says

    LOL laughing about Paola and the weather. I wish we could have chocolate rain too! Good idea, Paola!

  4. Anonymous says

    how can people call you anorexic? look at how much you eat! i am in recovery, but when i was anorexic, i can tell you i’d probably have the cauliflower and oranges, and that would be my lunch. keep posting your inspiring meals, girl. you have no idea how much it helps people like me!

  5. Valerie says

    Trick for burritos that stay together: Make them ahead of time and put them in the fridge, wrapped in wax paper. P.S. I’m making your carrot cupcakes for the kiddies today!

  6. eatandrun says

    Thanks for the movie recommendation! And thanks, Valerie, for the burrito idea. I’m going to try it :).

  7. Lisa @ Early Morning Run says

    looks like a great meal! I never thought of just a zucchini burrito!

    I should add this movie to our netflix queue. I had wanted to see it with some friends when it was in the theater and then have totally forgotten about it since then!

  8. The Voracious Vegan says

    I’m having a burrito tonight, and this post makes me wish I had a zucchini to add to the mix. So far I’ve got rice, black beans, bell peppers, onions, garlic, and LOTS of avocado and hot sauce. So, I”m definitely hugging my tasty fats tonight!

  9. Damjana says

    I make tortillas myself and they are like a thicker pancake, they don’t fall apart..a trick with ordinary tortillas would be to put the burrito in a pan and bake it a bit on one side and then on the other side, like canneloni. After all it matters more how they taste!

  10. Heather Eats Almond Butter says

    Burrito looks delish Katie, and honestly, I would have loved to dump the zucchini onto the cauliflower and eat it all together scooped into the tortilla. In other words, I’m glad things got a little messy.

    Never been to Vegas either, but I would love to go to hike some of the canyons located nearby.

  11. Danielle says

    My wraps fall apart all the time lol. There’s just too many veggies I wanna cram in there!

    Hmmm…zucchini italia? Zesty zucchini? Zuke me? lol

  12. Rachel says

    huh- I really didn’t mean my olive oil question meanly- was mainly just puzzled as you didn’t answer what I asked the first time (and I know you’re smart so you have good reading comprehension!) for whatever reason. I know you’re busy, so I’m assuming that’s why. Anyway, the reason I asked was because throughout your recipes, whenever you spoke of making a recipe, you said that you happened to have used water or broth. I couldn’t find a single instance of you saying that you used oil (and there may be, I didn’t search through every single one, but there were many where you stated you happened to have used water), even though you always gave the option to others. and that puzzled me- that you never mentioned personally using it. I don’t think I ever said that you definitely don’t use it. but hey, I’m really glad you addressed it directly and if I in any way had any role in hug-a-fat month, and getting a bunch of girls who were scared of using any fats to start using some, as seems the result of your post, then awesome!

  13. Marianne says

    I’ve basically never been to Vegas either. Technically, we drove through when we were on a road trip to Disneyland when I was 8. We were going to stay there, but we couldn’t find a hotel room, so we went on to Reno. Did I mention I was 8? Yeah…I need to go as an adult.

  14. *Andrea* says

    yay i love your meal pics 🙂 the dark chocolate squares look great! as does the cauliflower… i like that u mentioned using a fork because i am the laziest chef ever lol

  15. Chocolate-Covered Katie says

    Rachel,
    You were not the only one who asked; I think like 5 people asked on formspring, and people have asked in the past as well. I just don’t understand why it matters so much what I, personally, use. Everyone else needs to do what works best for THEM :). And hug-a-fat is not a slight at you either; I’ve had this planned since the hug-a-carb month.

  16. Rachel says

    haha no I don’t think it’s a slight; like I said I genuinely think it’s awesome that you did this.
    I think people are curious what you eat since it does seem to be a very central part of this blog- it IS mostly about eating healthy foods, right? you post pictures of the food you eat very often in here, I think it’s natural people be like, “wow, that looks amazing, and she says how yummy it was. I would like to recreate that just like she did!” I honestly wouldn’t take all the curiosity as jabs… I think people (at least me, anyway) are simply genuinely curious about how a food blogger (and one with such healthy looking hair and nails!) eats! I bet other food bloggers deal with the exact same thing– questions like, “WOW that looks great, please tell me exactly how YOU made it!”

  17. Chocolate-Covered Katie says

    Thanks for the sweet comment, Rachel :).
    99% of the time, I’m thinking oil probably tastes better than water in a recipe… but if you ever think to put coconut oil in a cold pudding, don’t do it!!! Learn from my mistake lol. It solidifies and you get little pieces–yucky.

  18. Jackie says

    This is very delicious and super easy to make. To help keep them in the tortilla I used a small sprinkling of vegan cheese. Katie you have a knack for coming up with “why didn’t I think of those” recipes. Thank you!

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