Snacks & Street Food
Brazilian Açaí Bowl - Açaí Na Tigela
A refreshing bowl of nutritious acai with bananas and granola.
Chicken Empanadas - Empanadas de Pollo
Traditional chicken empanadas with onions and olives in a flaky dough.
Empanadas de "Leftovers"
Empanadas are the perfect way to reincarnate your leftovers into something new and exciting.
Beef Empanadas - Empanadas Tucumanas
These beef filled empanadas are from the Tucumán region in Argentina.
Chilean Empanadas - Empanadas de Pino
These traditional Chilean empanadas have a delicious ground beef and onion filling.
Quick Empanadas with Seasoned Pork and Cheese
These tasty empanadas are quick to make, thanks to the convenience of frozen puff pastry dough.
Best BBQ Empanadas
Delicious empanadas filled with Southern-style bbq, cheese, and aji chile sauce.
Pizza Empanadas - Empanadas de Pizza
TPizza empanadas make a great snack for kids, as well as fun party appetizers.
Empanadas de Jamón y Queso - Ham & Cheese Empanadas
This recipe uses a short cut - purchased frozen puff pastry dough - that compliments the creamy ham and cheese filling perfectly.
Spinach and Cheese Empanadas - Empanadas de Espinaca
Delicious vegetarian empanadas with a creamy spinach and onion filling.
Coconut Cashew Chicken Tenders with Sweet and Sour Guava Sauce
Crispy coconut cashew chicken tenders with a sweet and sour guava dipping sauce.
Empadinhas de Palmito - Brazilian Empanadas with Hearts of Palm
Empadinhas de palmito are Brazilian-style empanadas. This version has a delicious filling of creamed hearts of palm, onions, and black olives.
Vegetarian Empanadas wtih Black Beans, Corn, and Cheese
Black beans, corn, and cheese provide a delicious vegetarian filling for these empanadas.
Sweet Potato Empanadas - Empanadas de Camote
These savory sweet potato empanadas are stuffed with caramelized onions, bacon, and queso fresco cheese.
Sweet Potato Tamales with Bacon - Tamales de Camote con Tocino y Cebolla
These tamales filled with sweet potatoes, bacon and caramelized onions are both savory and sweet.
Bacon Cheddar Arepas - Venezuelan-style Corncakes with Bacon
Thick Venezuelan-style arepa corncakes with bacon and cheddar cheese make a great breakfast.
Breakfast Empanadas with Bacon and Eggs
These bacon, egg, and cheese breakfast empanadas are a portable meal for any time of day.
Empanadas de Verde con Queso - Green Plantain Empanadas with Cheese
Fried green plantains in the form of an empanada, with a filling.
Crockpot Carnitas - Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
Carnitas are delicious pieces of pulled pork, perfect for tamales and arepas.
New World Chicken Empanadas - Empanadas de Pollo, Frijoles, Salsa y Queso
These empandas feature ingredients from both the new world (chicken, cheese) and the old (beans, corn).
Quince Paste and Manchego Cheese Empanadas - Empanadas de Manchego y Membrillo
These elegant dessert empanadas are filled with manchego cheese and quince paste, a classic pairing.
Sweet Cinnamon Apple Empanadas
Empanadas don't always have to be savory. These dessert empanadas with a cinnamon apple filling and dulce de leche are a wonderful treat.
Healthier Empanada Dough - Masa Para Empanadas Light
A lower calorie empanada dough, made with greek yogurt in place of some of the vegetable shortening.
Blueberry and Peach Empanadas - Empanadas de Fruta
These flaky, buttery, dessert empanadas are filled with summer fruit.
Thick Venezuelan-style arepas (corncakes) are delicious, and make great sandwiches.
Traditional Acarajé - Brazilian Black Eyed Pea Fritters
Acaraje are fritters made with black eyed peas, and are a popular street food snack in Brazil.
Salchipapas - Hot Dogs and Fries
Salchipapas - a combination of salchichas (hot dog) and papas (french fries) - are a popular Latin American street food.
Fish Tacos - Tacos de Pescado
Seasoned fish with corn and red pepper salsa fills warm corn tortillas.
Traditional Hominy Arepas - Arepas de Maiz Peto
From scratch hominy corn arepas, like a grandmother would make.
Crispy Yuca Fries
Deep frying yuca is one of the best ways to enjoy the starchy, crispy texture of this edible root.
Pupusas - Stuffed Corn Tortillas - How to Make Pupusas
Pupusas are thick corn tortillas that are stuffed with cheese, beans and/or pork and cooked on a griddle.
Picada Argentina - A Sampler Tray of Cured Meats and Cheeses
Host an Argentinian-style gathering and serve a picada - a meal of cured meats and cheeses for everyone to share.
Popped Quinoa and Amaranth (Kiwicha) - How to Pop Andean Cereals
Quinoa and amaranth grains are easy and fun to "pop" like popcorn.
Pastel Frito de Frango - Recipe for Brazilian Pastel with Chicken
A tasty Brazilian pastry filled with creamy, savory chicken.
Hominy Corn Cakes - Colombian Arepas de Maiz Peto
Colombian corn cakes (arepas) made with hominy corn (peto).
Venezuelan Pepito Sandwich - Pepito Venezolano
Classic Venezuelan street food, the pepito is a grilled beef sandwich with all the fixin's.
El Salvador-style Chicharrón - Chicharrón Salvadoreño
In El Salvador, chicharron is seasoned shredded pork, used to fill pupusas, or thick corn tortillas.
Spicy Aji Panca Beef Jerky - Carne Seca con Aji
It's easy to make beef jerky at home - just marinate and microwave.
Rabanadas - Brazilian/Portuguese French Toast
Brazilian "French toast" is richer and more decadent than what you find in North America.
Nachos are a great way to clean out the fridge!
Chorípan - Chorizo Sandwich on French Bread
A popular South American sandwich of chorizo on a crusty bread roll.
Fried Tamales - Tamales Fritos
Frying tamales is the best way to reheat leftover tamales and enjoy them a second time.
Cachapas - Venezuelan-style Fresh Corn Pancakes
Sweet corn pancakes made with fresh corn kernels.
Chivito Sandwich from Uruguay
The chivito is a meatlover's sandwich from Uruguay that will sate any appetite.
Dulce de Leche Popsicles - Chupetes Helados de Dulce de Leche
These creamy frozen dulce de leche treats are perfect for a hot summer day.
Arepas with Pulled Pork and Cilantro Garlic Mayonnaise
Arepas are corncakes that can be split and filled with many different sandwich fillings. These arepas are filled with pulled pork and cilantro garlic mayonnaise.
Pineapple Passion Fruit Popsicles - Chupetes Helados de Pina y Maracuya
Both sweet and tart, these pineapple passionfruit popsicles are refreshing tropical treats.
Fugazzeta - Stuffed Argentinian-style Pizza
Argentinian-style double crust pizza stuffed with mozzarella cheese and topped with lots of onions.
Butifarra Sandwich - Peruvian Butifarra Pork Sandwich
Butifarra is a kind of sausage from Spain, but it is also the name of a popular Peruvian sandwich made with jamón del país and salsa criolla.
Quick Weeknight Chicken Tenders
These easy chicken tenders have a great South American flavor and are great in burritos or emapanadas.
Fainá - Garbanzo Flatbread
Fainá is an flatbread made with chickpea (garbanzo) flour. It's very popular in both Argentina and Uruguay, and often served with pizza.
Golfeados - Venezuelan Sweet Rolls
These unusual and delicious sweet rolls are flavored with panela, a molasses-like unrefined sugar, anise, aand salty cheese.
Arepa Sandwich with Chicken and Avocado - Reina Pepiada
Reina pepiada is a popular Venezuelan street food option - an arepa sandwich stuffed with chicken salad and avocado.
Mandocas - Venezuelan Corn Fritters
Mandocas are Venezuelan-style corn fritters, made with plantains and cheese.
Bolo de Fuba - Brazilian Cornmeal Cake
A sweet, light cornmeal cake that is perfect as a mid-afternoon snack with a cup of coffee.
Flaky Pastry Dough - Masa Hojaldre Para Facturas
A flaky pastry dough that works well for making croissants and other Argentinian facturas.
Alfajores - Caramel Sandwich Cookies
Alfajores are the quintessential street food in South America. They make a great afternoon snack with a cup of coffee or tea.
Picarones - Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Doughnuts
These light and crispy doughnut-like fried treats are sold as a snack or served for dessert in Peru and Chile. They are amazingly good when freshly deep fried and drenched in a fruity, spiced syrup that compliments the squash and sweet potato flavors perfectly.
Chilean-style Sopaipillas - Pumpkin Fritters
These Chilean-syle sopaipillas are delicious fried rounds of dough made with pumpkin that are soaked in a spiced syrup.
Mani Confitados - Candied Peanuts
These sweet candied peanuts are sold as a snack all over South America. They are easy to make, and the recipe works for any kind of nut. Try candied pecans, macadamia nuts, walnuts, almonds, or mix them all up. They make a delicious addition to salads.
Apple Cider Doughnuts with Brown Sugar Glaze -
Apple cider adds great flavor to these cake-like spice doughnuts.
Quinoa and Roasted Vegetable "Sliders" - Hamburguesas de Quinoa
These bite-size vegetarian quinoa "burgers" are tasty and good for you.
Garden Produce Tamales
These vegetarian tamales have a savory filling of corn, vegetables, and cheese.
Corn and Cheese Empanadas - Empanadas con Choclo y Queso
A savory sweet vegetarian empananada that will please everyone.
High Protein Granola Bars - Quinoa Energy Bars
These energy bars pack extra protein, thanks to the nutritious Andean grain quinoa.
Pan con Palta - French Bread Roll with Avocado
This traditional Chilean treat of mashed avocado on toasted french bread makes a great breakfast or snack.