Latin-Vegetable Side Dishes

From eggplants and lentils to corn and spinach, this article offers a variety of delicious Latin, vegetable side dishes that you can prepare for your family. Pair these up with your favorite dish or enjoy them on their own.

A clay dish filled with green rice on a colorful table cloth.

Green Rice

An aromatic and tasty side dish, Green rice, made with fresh spinach, which gives it its green color, pairs perfectly with fish, chicken or beef.

Baked eggplant topped with chorizo, cheese and tomato sauce.

Eggplant Chorizo Bake

Baked eggplant is delicious. Add cooked chorizo, cheese and a quick and easy tomato sauce and you’ve got yourself a flavorful dish for your next family dinner.

A bowl with lentils with jalapeños and sweet potatoes on a cloth napkin.

Spicy Lentils

This classic favorite gets a bit of sweet and spicy with the addition of jalapeños and sweet potatoes. Serve it as an appetizer or along with your favorite dish.

A blue casserole dish filled with mashed yucca.

Yucca Casserole

This recipe is a traditional side dish that is easy to prepare for everyday meals yet special enough to serve when entertaining. Mashed yucca and potatoes are enriched with egg yolk and evaporated milk, lightened with beaten egg white and sprinkled with Parmesan cheese before baking.

A skillet with corn, spinach and cotija cheese on a napkin beside bowls of cheese and cayenne.

Street Corn with Spinach and Cotija Cheese

Street corn is sold from carts on the streets in Mexico. Usually sold on the cob and seasoned with lime juice or cheese, this version is a nice twist. The corn is combined with spinach and topped with a creamy cheese and lime juice topping.