noun | encyclopedia/cuisine
Pronounced: \kah-lah-bah-see-tahs\ | IPA: /ˌkɑ lɑˈ bɑ ˈsi tɑs/
Definition of calabacitas
a traditional sautéed dish, of New Mexican origin, consisting of yellow squash, zucchini, onions, and optionally New Mexico chile and corn.
Examples of calabacitas
Origin of calabacitas
Calabacitas are Pueblo in origin, thanks to trade along El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro, New Mexico chile and corn were added to the dish.
First Known Use: 16th-18th century