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Old 07-29-2005, 08:19 AM   #1
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Does anyone know what the difference between calaba or calabacita squash and zuchini squash? they kinda look alike. Do you use them like Zuchini?
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Calabacita is Spanish for "Butternut Squash." Not at all like Zucchini.
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yes the calabasa squash i believe is a mexican variety of zucchini. has light green skin and is kinda squatier than zucchini. usually also cheaper. i make it all the time like zucchini with olive oil and garlic sauteed in a pan.

very delicious. almost a little like a cross between zucchini and yellow squash. great with a chopped habanero in it.
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yes the calabasa squash i believe is a mexican variety of zucchini. has light green skin and is kinda squatier than zucchini. usually also cheaper. i make it all the time like zucchini with olive oil and garlic sauteed in a pan.

very delicious. almost a little like a cross between zucchini and yellow squash. great with a chopped habanero in it.

Ya, thats what it looks like. Do you know the carb count? Do you think it would be the same as zuchini? I have looked on the net but cant find it anywhere.
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Interesting...I did a search on Yahoo ("Calabacita" "squash") and the first return was a listing that said Calabacita is Spanish for Butternut Squash.

Sounds very yummy! BTW, some of the returns from that search listed recipes using the Calabacita.

Glad somebody else knew what it was!
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I checked the Cook's Thesaurus site and they don't have a picture of the kind I've seen in stores here. They do look like fatter, paler green zucchinis. Although this isn't a photo of one, this shows how they look compared to a zucchini. A zucchini is the color of the one on the left and the Mexican one is like the one on the right.

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I checked the Cook's Thesaurus site and they don't have a picture of the kind I've seen in stores here. They do look like fatter, paler green zucchinis. Although this isn't a photo of one, this shows how they look compared to a zucchini. A zucchini is the color of the one on the left and the Mexican one is like the one on the right.


Ooohhh, I saw those at the Farmer's Market last weekend! I thought they were just a misshaped regular old zucchini!
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Does anyone know what the difference between calaba or calabacita squash and zuchini squash? they kinda look alike. Do you use them like Zuchini?
Yes, you can use them just like zucchini. They have a slightly milder flavor, but are bigger around, so they make great slices for frying up rounds.

They are very easy to grow and make tons if you do any gardening, much like the zucchini do.

The ones around here are more oblong/rounder, kinda oval shaped but the same color as the light skinned one in the pictures above.

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Old 08-04-2005, 06:06 AM   #9
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I saw those round "zucchinis" at the store yesterday for the first time. I was tempted to buy some, but they didn't feel all that fresh. They were kind of soft. They're larger than I thought they'd be. They're about the size of a baseball.
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What is the name of the sqash on the right?I got some from my church and have no idea how to cook them.Did they come from the same plant as the zuchini that I picked up too?They have the same skin.Im dying to know
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I don't know the proper name of them, the ones you are asking about, but here, any mexican type squash, they label it as calabacita.

I cook them just like zucchini or yellow squash. The easiest way I've found is with the steam bags and little mrs. dash with a pat of butter......I chop them up first and nuke about 5 minutes cuz I like them al dente.
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Old 07-03-2008, 01:04 AM   #12
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Mexican Zuchinni

Here in So. Cal. I live nearby a Farm to Market store. San Juan has
a large Mexican population and the farm sells chayote and the
Mex. zuchinni. I have talked with some women who were putting
them in their basket and I asked what was the difference between
our zukes and theirs. They both said that the Mex. variety was
much better tasting with no bitter skin.

Right now i'm harvesting two types of squash from my garden
so I'm not trying that variety until we eat up some of our harvest.
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