This Summer Squash Green Chile Stir Fry is a vibrant and flavorful dish, perfect for a quick summer meal. It combines tender summer squash with the spicy kick of green chiles and a variety of other fresh ingredients.


  • 2 medium summer squashes (zucchini, yellow squash), sliced into half-moons
  • 1/2 cup green chiles, chopped (canned or fresh)
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped for garnish
  • Optional: 1/4 cup corn kernels (fresh, canned, or thawed from frozen)


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the sliced onion and garlic to the skillet. Sauté for 2-3 minutes until the onion becomes translucent.
  3. Add the sliced summer squashes and red bell pepper to the skillet. Stir-fry for about 5 minutes, until the vegetables are tender but still crisp.
  4. Stir in the chopped green chiles, cumin powder, smoked paprika, and corn kernels if using. Season with salt and pepper. Cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  5. Squeeze the lime juice over the stir fry and mix well.
  6. Remove from heat and garnish with chopped fresh cilantro.
  7. Serve the Summer Squash Green Chile Stir Fry hot as a side dish or over rice or quinoa for a complete meal.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

  • Calories: 120-150
  • Fat: 7g
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Protein: 3g

Prep and Cooking Time

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 10 minutes


  • Serves: 4

Summer Squash Green Chile Stir Fry is a delightful dish that’s both light and satisfying. The freshness of the summer squash combined with the heat of the green chiles and the smokiness of the spices makes for a delicious and easy-to-prepare meal. Enjoy this colorful stir fry as a celebration of summer flavors!

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