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.
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.
Fresh, crunchy jicama-chayote slaw is a great alternative to mayonnaise-rich salads. Check out the recipe here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rich posole relies on a variety of garden-fresh vegetables, making it a one-pot wonder. Check out the recipe here.
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.