Tomato gazpacho

Tomato gazpacho (Photo/Nina Terrero)

8 easy recipes chock-full of veggies

Vegetables – full of good-for-you vitamins and an important part of a healthy diet – are something we could all use more of. And despite certain stigmas surrounding Latin cooking, many dishes that are an integral part of our diet are chock-full of mineral rich and nutritious veggies. From sides to mains, here are eight of our favorite recipes that are the deliciously perfect way to complement a healthy meal today.

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Mexican-style street corn (Photo/Flickr user I believe I can fry) (Photo/Flickr user I believe I can fry)

Fresh corn on the cob is a great source of vitamins A, B1 and C, making this recipe a winner. Check out the recipe here.

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Jicama-chayote slaw. (Photo/Nina Terrero)

Fresh, crunchy jicama-chayote slaw is a great alternative to mayonnaise-rich salads. Check out the recipe here.

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Calabacitas con Maiz (Photo/courtesy Spicy Foodie)

Sweet corn and zucchini – a summer squash that contains just 17 calories per cup – are the star of this easy side. Check out the recipe here.

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Tomato gazpacho (Photo/Nina Terrero)

Whether you make your gazpacho with fresh tomatoes or refreshing grapes, gazpacho is an easy, healthy dish that’s perfect for dinner on a hot summer night. Check out the recipe here.

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Poblano potato salad (Photo/Nina Terrero)

Despite their bad reputation, potatoes are rich in nutrients like vitamin C and contain no cholesterol, making a moderate portion of this salad nearly guilt-free. Check out the recipe here.

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Veggie flautas (Photo/Betty Cortina)

Skip the sour cream and don’t overload on the cheese in this treat, which can be stuffed with your choice of vegetables. Check out the recipe here.

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Posole (Photo/courtesy Da Capo Lifelong Books)

Rich posole relies on a variety of garden-fresh vegetables, making it a one-pot wonder. Check out the recipe here.

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Cuban-style black beans (Photo/Betty Cortina)

Did you know that black beans are full of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids? They’re also a great source of dietary fiber, earning this traditional recipe a gold star family favorite. Check out the recipe here.

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