Simple Rice Pilaf

This is a very simple rice pilaf: white rice cooked with a little flavorful oil and chopped onion, and then simmered with broth. It’s one step up from rice cooked in water, but not so elaborate that you can’t pull it together on a weeknight.

Stovetop Hominy

Hominy is a type of corn that has been used in the Americas for thousands of years. This recipe makes an excellent spiced side dish that goes well with any type of meat. You can even serve it by itself over rice!

Roasted asparagus with lemons

Oven Roasted Asparagus

Asparagus is a spring vegetable that can be cooked in many ways! Roasting brings out the vegetable’s sweetness.

Summer Veggie Pizza

This pizza is topped with a salad, making it full of veggies and flavor! Make sure you slice the vegetables very thin so they can cook quickly.

Mediterranean Garbanzo Bean Salad

This pasta salad gets its flavor from fresh vegetables and herbs. A good source of vegetable protein, this salad can be a side dish or a main meal.

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Green Pea Falafel Patties

This recipe uses split peas and lentils instead of chickpeas to make these tasty falafel patties.

Close-up of cooked zucchini with tomatoes and onions

Calabacitas

Calabacitas (kahl-ah-ba-SEE-tas) translates to “little squash” in English. It is often served as a side dish, but can easily be a meal in itself.

Lentil Lasagna

Lentils take the place of meat in this vegetarian lasagna. A good source of fiber and iron, lentils are a plant-based protein with endless possibilities.