Recipe: Healthy, Colorful Mexican Meals You’ll Love

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The fresh, new approach to this beloved cuisine puts a twist on traditional dishes, with an emphasis on vegetables prepared in wildly creative ways. The result is bright, beautiful, and intensely flavorful. Here, two top chefs share the meals they love—and you will too.

The star of this roasted mushroom dish is its addictive sauce. You'll want to repurpose the salsa verde your go-to for veggie, chicken, and fish dishes. Cooking tomatillos with aromatics deepens their flavor; adding cilantro perks them up.

Get the recipe: Maitake Mushrooms in Salsa Verde

Tiradito, which originates in Peru, is a raw fish dish similar to ceviche. Instead of a traditional spicy sauce, this version of the dish is topped with a coconut-lime sauce.

Get the recipe: Shrimp Tiradito

This tlayuda (a.k.a Mexican pizza) gets topped with pureed black beans, blistered shishitos, and pickled chile. It's no throw-together recipe, but as a time-saver, you can swap 3 cups of drained canned beans for the dried.

Get the recipe: Shishito, Ayocote, and Salsa Verde Tlayuda

This spin on Mexican rice swaps tomatoes for roasted beets pureed with lime juice for the perfect balance of sweet and tart. You'll want to start experimenting with beets more often.

Get the recipe: Beet and Lime Rice with Serrano Pesto Chicken

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