tacos with popcorn, zucchini, corn and chili

Tacos de calabacita con elote y palomitas con chile.

When I saw this idea on adding popcorn to tacos on   this cookbook, my Mexican gene got scared. ? But later, the more I thought of it, the more I liked it. I just couldn’t think of a more different and fun way to eat tacos. And… of course to add (kind of hide) not very popular veggies in them.

Tacos de calabacita con elote y palomitas con chile.

You know I have a crush with zucchini , I prepare them as noodles , carpaccio , soup …. everything !!! Santiago and Romina kind of like them but not Sofia. So …. I made a  delicious filling of zucchini, corn, and onions for the taquitos. To the popcorn, I add some chili powder and salt.

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Tacos de calabacita con elote y palomitas con chile.

Here is the recipe for these amazing and very different 

tacos with popcorn zucchini, corn, and onion filling,

hope you like them, and if you do please share.

tacos with popcorn

Tacos with popcorn, zucchini and corn

Tacos with popcorn, zucchini and corn.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 6 -8


  • For zucchini filling :
  • 1 teaspoon neutral flavor oil or extra virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion very small
  • 3 cups chopped zucchini
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • pinch of salt
  • For the salsa :
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise vegenaise or your choice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • Sea salt to taste
  • For Popcorn :
  • 4 cups popcorn all ready-made
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 6-8 corn tortillas


  • To make zucchini : In a saucepan put the teaspoon oil and onion. Leave until ( onion ) is translucent and the zucchini, corn, and salt. Leave the zucchini and corn for about five minutes, do not leave them too much because they fall apart and are like mush.
  • Add to the popcorn, salt and chile powder. Mix well .
  • To make salsa , just mix all ingredients well .
  • To assemble the taquitos , warm tortillas , put one or two tablespoons of zuchini with corn , a teaspoon of salsa and topp with popcorn .


Usa la mezcla de chilito que tengas en casa, puede ser que pique o que no.
Los tacos prepáralos justo antes de comer para que las palomitas se mantengan crujientes.


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