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In case you didn't know, Sunday is National Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor's Porch Night. To prepare for the inevitable onslaught, we'll offer a week's worth of recipes that utilize one of summer's most plentiful crops. Today's recipe comes from SELF magazine's July 2009 issue.


3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided

2 cups fresh white or yellow corn kernels

1 cup chopped white onion

3 cloves garlic, finely chopped

4 medium tomatoes, roughly chopped

3 medium zucchini, diced

1 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained

1 teaspoon fresh oregano, finely chopped

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

8 warm corn tortillas

1/4 cup tomatillo (green) salsa

8 teaspoons grated Monterey Jack cheese (or queso fresco)


Heat half of oil in a large skillet over high heat. Toast corn 5 minutes, stirring; season with salt. Remove corn; set aside. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in skillet. Cook onion, stirring, until it caramelizes, 5 minutes. Add garlic; cook 1 to 2 minutes. Add tomatoes; cook 10 minutes. Add zucchini; cook until tender, 10 to 12 minutes; season with salt. Add corn, beans, oregano and pepper. Cook 3 minutes. Split filling among tortillas; top each with 1 1/2 teaspoons salsa and 1 teaspoon cheese.