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Vegetable sides in Mexican cooking


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Vegetable sides in Mexican cooking

fierymango | May 5, 2014 11:03 AM

Hey everybody,

I've been delving into Mexican a lot lately and I've noticed there are few traditional vegetable centric recipes. So far a few that I've found are:

-calabacitas con crema (a zucchini, corn, poblano chile dish with cream)
-vegetarian tacos/tamales, usually with hearty greens or mushroom fillings
-grilled knob onions
-nopal cactus (as a salad or grilled whole)
-grilled corn on the cob
-raw jicama with chile and lime

I'm really interested in how Mexican cooks would prepare carrots. Or cauliflower? Or other vegetables? What seasonings could be used and how would seasoning vary by region? If anyone knows a lot about Mexican vegetable cookery, I would love to learn more.

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