Homemade Mexican Mix Vegetables

Homemade Mexican Mix Vegetables

I really like the store-bought combination of Mexican-style vegetables but, for some time now, I prefer not to buy ready-made mixes. I'd rather combine them in the proportions and with the vegetables we like. This way I get the best taste and texture, children eat very well and don't put aside any dubious vegetables from the mix. You can serve these simple Mexican vegetables as a side dish to meat or fish or in combination with rice.

It's been a while now since I've been trying to get good tastes, juggling only the vegetables' natural flavors and textures, without too many spices and too much cooking. This recipe is just like that - simple, but if you follow the steps and recommendations carefully, these Mexican vegetables may even surprise you.


Frozen green peas
300 g
Frozen green beans
300 g
Canned corn
300 g
or frozen
300 g
1 large or 2 medium carrots
Bell pepper
2 pieces
Olive oil
100 ml
or any other you prefer
30 g
optional, you can skip if you are fasting or you don't like it
Salt and pepper
1 tsp
to taste

Step by step

Step 1

The first and most important step is choosing correctly all the vegetables in this Mexican mixture. I bought frozen green peas and beans, my usual brand (I don't thaw in advance). The corn was canned, the sweetest and crispiest. The carrots and peppers were fresh.

Measure all the ingredients. You can cut the carrots into cubes or half moons, dice or slice the peppers.

Homemade Mexican Mix Vegetables - Step 1
Step 2

In a large, deep frying pan heat very well the oil and the butter (optionally).

Homemade Mexican Mix Vegetables - Step 2
Step 3

Place the peppers and carrots in the pan. Cook over high heat for 5-10 minutes, stirring regularly.

Homemade Mexican Mix Vegetables - Step 3
Step 4

Add in the frozen peas and beans, stir and cook for another 10 minutes.

Homemade Mexican Mix Vegetables - Step 4
Step 5

Finally, add the corn (if it's canned, drain beforehand), season with salt and pepper, mix well.

Let cook for another 2-3 minutes (if you are using frozen corn, cook for 5-10 minutes), then turn off the heat.

Homemade Mexican Mix Vegetables - Step 5
Step 6

You can serve immediately or not. These Mexican vegetables are just as good when served cold or reheated.

They can be combined with rice, any meat, fish or just as such.


Homemade Mexican Mix Vegetables - Step 6
Quantity: 1500 g
Prep time: 15 min
Difficulty: easy
Ready in: 30 min
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