Latin Super Sides Recipe Collection
Using nutrient-packed wild rice with the Latin tastes of bell peppers, walnuts and raisins not only gives you a range of health benefits but also a rainbow of visual appeal to impress your friends and family at your next holiday fiesta. Canola oil helps the flavors meld.
Here quinoa takes the form of flour and helps produce a gluten-free alternative to most other gravy recipes. Also, using canola oil in place of pan drippings reduces the saturated fat content and makes it a heart-healthier choice.
Sometimes the simplest dishes are the best and roasted vegetables provide pure comfort that is hard to beat. Here we use tri-colored potatoes with the purple potatoes adding an extra antioxidant punch. Canola oil’s high heat tolerance is a great match for oven roasting.
A healthy twist on the Peruvian classic lomo saltado, this recipe showcases green beans, which are popular during the holidays. Green beans have high levels of carotenoids and canola oil helps keep the dish’s saturated fat content to a minimum compared to typical holiday sides.
Quinoa is a staple in Peru and with good reason. It is one of the few seeds that has an exceptional balance between fiber, protein and fat. Mixed with aji amarillo, lime juice and cilantro, this zesty salad will add a burst of flavor as well as an abundance of nutrients. Canola oil’s mild flavor keeps those tastes clean and bright.
The combination of yuca and coconut results in a tropical treat – perfect for vegans or those who enjoy gluten-free options. Canola oil keeps the patties from sticking to the pan and helps combine the ingredients without adding any extra saturated fat.