Jalapeno Spiced Mexican Zucchini and Corn Topped with a Fried Egg

by Spicie Foodie on October 29, 2013

Jalapeno Spiced Mexican Zucchini and Corn Topped with a Fried Egg Recipe by @SpicieFoodie | #jalapeno #zucchini #corn #eggs #meatlessmeals

Growing up I used to think that all eggs other than scrambled were gross. When my mom would make sunny side up, or over easy eggs I whined, complained and wouldn’t eat them. For many years I only ate scrambled eggs or omelettes, and boy was I missing out.

What I didn’t realize back then was that so many people and restaurants overcook eggs. Overcooked eggs, particularly fried, sunny side up or over easy, turn bitter. Thanks to hubby I learned that when it comes to eggs a low flame is essential. For some reason I’ve always had bad luck when ordering eggs in restaurants, they arrive either overcooked and bitter or extra runny. Don’t get me wrong, I do like runny egg yolks and soft scrambled eggs — but what I don’t like is the taste of raw egg whites. So because I am particular about my eggs I mostly eat eggs at home.

These days sunny side up or over easy are my favorite ways of eating eggs, though I do also love boiled, poached and scrambled too. I love them with tortillas or with a side of mixed vegetables, occasionally with some sort of meat, and for any meal of the day. This morning I was craving veggies and luckily we had leftovers from dinner the night before. The leftovers were my Mexican zucchini and corn recipe that I shared a couple of years ago. The recipe is the same with the only exception being the jalapeno for an added spicy kick.

Jalapeno Spiced Mexican Zucchini and Corn Topped with a Fried Egg Recipe by @SpicieFoodie | #jalapeno #zucchini #corn #eggs #meatlessmeals

4.7 from 3 reviews
Jalapeno Spiced Mexican Zucchini and Corn Topped with a Fried Egg
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A filling egg recipe that has protein, vegetables and a bit of fruit. It is a balanced and meatless meal that is perfect for any day of the week.
Recipe type: Breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, Eggs
Cuisine: Mexican, Fusion, Meatless Meal
Serves: 2
  • 1-2 large jalapeno peppers, roughly chopped
  • 1 large zucchini, quartered and sliced
  • 1 can of corn (drained) or fresh corn when in season
  • 1 large tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 small white onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • pinch of fine sea salt, or to taste
  • pinch of ground black pepper, or to taste
  • 1-2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 3-4 eggs, enough for two people
  • butter or olive oil to cook eggs
  • crumbled queso fresco or feta cheese
  1. Heat the oil, saute the onions until translucent. Next add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes stirring often. Add the corn and cook for 5 minutes. If using fresh corn cook until the corn becomes tender. Next add the jalapenos, tomato, zucchini, salt and pepper. Stir, cover, turn the heat to low and continue to cook until the zucchini has soften and tomatoes have broken apart. Taste and adjust seasoning if desired.
  2. Melt some butter or heat the oil and cook eggs as desired -- either sunny-side up or over-easy. Plate the vegetables and top with fried egg(s) and crumbled queso fresco or feta. Enjoy!
This meatless meal is great as a breakfast, brunch, lunch or light dinner.


This day I choose and over easy egg, but as you can see the yolk was perfectly runny. The creaminess of the yolk complimented the spicy vegetables perfectly, and the cheese added a lovely salty tone to the dish — it was the perfect way to start my day.

Jalapeno Spiced Mexican Zucchini and Corn Topped with a Fried Egg Recipe by @SpicieFoodie | #jalapeno #zucchini #corn #eggs #meatlessmeals

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{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

1 claudia lamascolo October 29, 2013 at 2:09 PM

this looks delicious and love the heat on it with jalepeno.. I need to get more zucchini this would be a big hit in our home … you always come up with the most gourmet ideas love this one !!!


2 Spicie Foodie November 1, 2013 at 2:16 PM

Thank you Claudia, I think you’d love it!


3 Rosa October 29, 2013 at 2:19 PM

Scrumptiously healthy!




4 Spicie Foodie November 1, 2013 at 2:16 PM

Yes, I’d have to agree Rosa;)


5 Victoria of Flavors of the Sun October 29, 2013 at 3:37 PM

Lovely interpretation of a classic! Must try it with my vegetarian guys.


6 Spicie Foodie November 1, 2013 at 2:17 PM

Thank you Victoria — hope your vegetarian guys enjoy it!


7 Vicki Bensinger October 29, 2013 at 5:42 PM

Great way to serve eggs with a kick. As always your photos are stellar!


8 Spicie Foodie November 1, 2013 at 2:17 PM

Thanks so much Vicki:)


9 Laura (Tutti Dolci) October 29, 2013 at 8:56 PM

A wonderfully tasty savory breakfast!


10 Spicie Foodie November 1, 2013 at 2:17 PM

Thank you Laura!


11 yummychunklet October 29, 2013 at 10:51 PM

Love the look of that fried egg!


12 Spicie Foodie November 1, 2013 at 2:17 PM

Thank you!


13 mjskit October 30, 2013 at 3:25 PM

Definitely right there with you on the egg! I do like a runny yolk, but I want the whites cooked. Your squash dish with the jalapeno is similar to the New Mexico calabacitas. I’ve never thought of putting an egg on top and now that I see it, I want it! :) What a great way to start the day!


14 Spicie Foodie November 1, 2013 at 2:18 PM

Hi MJ,

Yes, I remember seeing that on your blog and it is similar. I think you’d like the fried egg on top — it was so good. Thanks:)


15 john@kitchenriffs October 30, 2013 at 5:24 PM

I love runny egg yolks! And topping any dish with an egg makes for such an attractive presentation. Good recipe – thanks for this.


16 Spicie Foodie November 1, 2013 at 2:20 PM

Yep runny egg yolks are delicious! Thank you John:)


17 Evelyne@cheapethniceatz October 30, 2013 at 6:54 PM

That is a great light meal. Eggs have been making a comeback in my kitchen too and it does top a dish so well.


18 Spicie Foodie November 1, 2013 at 2:21 PM

Thank you Evelyne!


19 tania@mykitchenstories.com.au November 1, 2013 at 12:12 PM

Now this is a breakfast I would love to eat. vegies and spice and chilli. Very lovely photos.


20 Spicie Foodie November 1, 2013 at 2:21 PM

I’m sure you’d love it Tania, thank you!


21 Ramona November 2, 2013 at 12:17 PM

I would totally eat this for breakfast, lunch or dinner. :) Great way to fuel up. :)


22 Spicie Foodie November 2, 2013 at 5:27 PM

It kept me energised for hours:)


23 Terra November 3, 2013 at 11:19 PM

I consider myself an egg freak, I can eat them all week, for any meal, and cooked in all ways! :-) Recently I finally perfected how to make an egg over easy, AND love it! I love the jalapeno and squash combined with the creaminess of an egg! Gorgeous, Hugs, Terra


24 Spicie Foodie November 4, 2013 at 10:14 PM

Congrats Terra on perfecting the over easy egg — it’s not an easy thing to do.:) I hope you give this dish a try. Thanks & hugs back!


25 sasha December 21, 2013 at 10:21 PM

Made this for lunch, added chilli and more garlic, paprika and turmeric, lime juice and coriander, great thanks


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