May 3, 2011

Cheesy Zucchini Enchiladas

Sounds a little strange, but these are mouth-wateringly delicious. I snagged the recipe from Gina's Skinny Taste blog and was very excited to try it based on all the reviews and comments. I love the recipes in her blog!

She uses large La Tortilla Factory wraps, but I couldn't find them anywhere around me. I ended up using smaller regular tortillas from Whole Foods, which made 8 enchiladas instead of her original 4.

The filling is garlicky and creamy from the cheese, and the homemade enchilada sauce is smoky and spicy. We loved this recipe and I can't wait to make it again! Definite winner.

cooking spray
1 tsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 medium scallions, chopped
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
2 medium zucchinis, grated
kosher salt and fresh ground pepper
1 1/2 cups grated reduced fat mexican blend cheese
4 Large La Tortilla Factory Low Carb tortillas
chopped scallions (optional)
chopped cilantro (optional)

Enchilada sauce:
1 garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp chipotle chilis in adobo sauce (optional for more heat)
1 cups tomato sauce
1/4 tsp chipotle chili powder (to taste)
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1/2 cup fat free vegetable broth
kosher salt and fresh pepper to taste

For the enchilada sauce: in a medium saucepan, spray oil and sauté garlic. Add chipotle chile, chili powder, cumin, broth, tomato sauce, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 5-10 minutes. Set aside until ready to use.

Spray a baking dish with nonstick spray. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

a medium nonstick skillet, sauté garlic and scallions in olive oil over medium heat for about 3 minutes; add zucchini, salt and pepper to taste and cook about 4-5 minutes.

Remove from heat and add 1/2 cup cheese; mix well. Divide zucchini between in each tortilla, roll and place seam side down in baking dish. Top with enchilada sauce (you might not use all) and remaining cheese and bake until hot and the cheese is melted, about 20 minutes.

Serve with chopped cilantro, scallions, and reduced fat sour cream if you wish. Enjoy!!
This ends up being 7 pointsplus per serving.