From carne picada con papas (picadillo to some) and frijoles a la charra (borrachos to some) to arroz and huevos mexicanos, the colors are always there. In my family's cooking these colors--green, white, and red--are represented in the bell pepper, onion, and tomato:
|The colors: bell pepper, onion, and tomato|
Recipes I share will have these three colors. Yes, green--not red, orange, or yellow bell pepper. White or yellow onion is fine; I usually use Texas sweet yellow onion. Red, not green, tomatoes; although occasionally tomatillos (but those are recipe specific).
Additionally, my recipes, more often than not, will have another ingredient, which is also green, cilantro:
We're getting closer to being prepared for a recipe; I'm excited. I hope you are, too!
Let me know if you have any questions about the colors or anything else.
¡Hasta la proxíma vez!