Healthy Party, Big Latin Flavor
Excite your guests with this robust menu, using a new supermarket secret that makes entertaining easier than ever.
One bite of this menu made our Food staff fall instantly in love with a new kind of comfort food. You will too when you learn how easy it is to make these delicious dishes.
- Prosciutto-Wrapped Mango Bites
- Cuban Black Bean Dip
- Party-Style Pork Empanada
- Lean Green Lettuce Tacos
This crowd-pleasing party menu uses the newest line of nutritious Latin seasonings and rice and soup mixes created by Miami business partners Corina Mascaro and Celeste De Armas. “South American cuisine is where Italian food was 20 years ago,” says Corina. “It’s definitely becoming more familiar to the public--and it’s healthy.” For these reasons, the two women decided to bring the Nueva Cocina brand to supermarket shelves, hoping to inspire consumers. “We want to make everyday Latin food accessible to everyone,” explains Corina.
Best of all, these products are all-natural and sport significantly lower sodium and fat than other seasoning mixes. Serve these easy dishes as smaller appetizer portions, or convert hearty Lean Green Lettuce Tacos and Party-Style Pork Empanada into supper servings--either way, they’re delicious. Try them, and tell us what you think.
The Secret’s in the Mix
Nueva Cocina, meaning “new cooking,” is the newest line of commercial Latin seasonings, soups, and main-dish mixes that offer big flavor and convenience. All have less fat and sodium and fewer calories than a lot of other ready-to-prepare products. Plus they’re all-natural, containing no monosodium glutamate (MSG) or trans fat. Look for them in larger grocery stores, such as Target, Publix, Whole Foods Market, Kroger, and Harris Teeter.
- Cucumbers can help cool down high blood pressure, give your skin a radiant glow, and add more fiber to your day.
- Mangoes contain comforting enzymes that can help control stomach acid and sooth the painful symptoms of reflux.
Party-Style Pork Empanada
It's easy to make our Pork Empanada with the convenience of refrigerated canned bread dough.