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Delicious and Versatile Chimicurri Sauce
A garlic and parsley sauce that always accompanies grilled steak in Argentine, chimichurri is also perfect as a marinade for beef or chicken.
Ceviche 101: Recipes, Variations, and History
An explanation of ceviche, its ingredients, and preparation. Try some recipes for traditional ceviche as well as trendy variations of this popular dish.
An Easy 4-Step Recipe for a Classic Pisco Sour...
The classic preparation for the famous pisco sour cocktail.
A Mouthwatering List of Traditional Peruvian...
A list of classic Peruvian recipes, including appetizers, drinks, main courses and desserts.
An Easy Recipe for South American Roti Flatbread
Roti is a grilled flatbread, and there are many variations of roti in the cuisines of Suriame, Guyana, and French Guiana.
How to Make Basic Arepas: Venezuelan and...
Arepas are corn cakes made from pre-cooked corn flour, water, and salt and cooked on a griddle. They're hugely popular in Venezuela and Colombia and make a great addition to breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
A List of Traditional Recipes from Argentina
A list of traditional recipes from Argentina.
Planning a Brazilian Menu? Here's a Buffet of...
A collection of Brazilian recipes, from appetizer to dessert, to help you plan an authentic Brazilian meal.
How to Make Delicious Salvadorian Pupusas,...
Pupusas are thick corn tortillas that are stuffed with cheese, beans and/or pork and cooked on a griddle.
An Easy Recipe for Coxinha, Brazilian Chicken...
Coxinhas are delicious fried chicken croquettes - a popular street food in Brazil.
An Easy Recipe for Salsa a la Huancaína,...
This sauce originates from the Andean region of Peru called Huancayo. It's made with queso fresco or farmer's cheese, onions, and yellow aji chile peppers.
How to Make Empanada Dough (Masa para...
This slightly sweet empanada dough produces tender, golden empanadas.
How to Make Delicious Empanadas de Pollo
Chicken empanadas are easy and fun to make, and they are excellent for lunch boxes or for a snack on the go.
A Quick and Easy Recipe for Fainá,...
Fainá is an Italian-style flatbread made from chickpea (garbanzo) flour that is popular in Uruguay and Argentina.
Make Flavorful Arroz Chaufa: Chinese Peruvian...
Arroz chaufa is the perfect quick supper dish, and a great way to reinvent leftover rice. Make it with leftover roast chicken, roast pork, or just whatever vegetables you have on hand.
An Easy 5-Step Recipe for Potatoes in Spicy...
Papa a la Huancaina is a traditional dish from the Peruvian town of Huancayo, and is enjoyed all over Peru. Boiled potatoes are sliced and drenched in a delicious cheese sauce made with yellow chile peppers, and garnished with slices of hard boiled egg and black olives.
How to Make Spicy and Versatile Crema de...
A creamy sauce with a spicy kick made from aji amarillo chile peppers and queso fresco cheese.
Easy to make arepas go with any meal.
Thick Venezuelan-style arepas (corncakes) are delicious, and make great sandwiches.
A Simple Recipe for Milanesas, Breaded Fried...
Milanesas crispy fried pieces of thin-sliced meat, usually steak.
How to Make Crispy Yuca Fries, or Yuca Frita
Deep frying yuca is one of the best ways to enjoy the starchy, crispy texture of this edible root.
Try Creamy Tallarines Verdes, Noodles with...
South American noodles with a fresh spinach and basil sauce.
Make Chinese-Peruvian Stir-Fried Beef and...
This a classic Peruvian dish, a mix of Chinese stir-fry and Peruvian meat and potatoes. Serve it with rice for a delicious hearty dinner.
Make Rich, Creamy Aji de Gallina, Peruvian...
Aji de gallina is a classic Peruvian dish, made with aji peppers, chicken, and a cream sauce.
How to Make Yummy Pao de Queijo, Brazilian...
These delicious cheese rolls from Brazil (pão de queijo) are made with cassava (tapioca) flour, which gives them their distinctive taste and texture. They're also gluten free.
Make Colombian Chicken in Creamy Coconut Sauce...
Sautéed chicken breasts in a creamy sauce made with coconut milk.
A 5-Step Recipe for Yellow Potatoes with...
Causa is made with papas amarillas, yellow potatoes that resemble yukon golds. The potatoes are mashed and seasoned with lime juice and aji amarillo ( yellow chile pepper), layered with chicken or tuna salad and slices of avocado, and garnished with parsley and black olives.
How to Make Empanadas de Pino, Traditional...
These traditional Chilean empanadas have a delicious ground beef and onion filling.
A Diverse Array of Traditional and Modern...
A list of traditional and modern recipes from Colombia.
Easy Recipe for Cebiche de Langostinos: Shrimp...
This shrimp ceviche with mango and avocado tastes cool, bright, and refresing. It's great as a appetizer or a light lunch.
All You Need to Know about Pisco, the Famous...
Information about Pisco, a popular brandy produced in Peru and Chile, most often enjoyed in the classic pisco sour cocktail.
What Is Masarepa? An Intro to the Precooked...
Explanation of the special precooked corn flour that is used to make corn cakes called arepas, staple treats in Venezuela and Colombia.
A Simple Recipe for Crockpot Carnitas, Slow...
Carnitas are delicious pieces of pulled pork, perfect for tamales and arepas.
The Perfect Breakfast Pastry: Sweet Apple...
Empanadas don't always have to be savory. These dessert empanadas with a cinnamon apple filling and dulce de leche are a wonderful treat.
A Basic 6-Step Recipe for Dulce de Leche, a...
Dulce de Leche (also known as manjar, manjar blanco, and arequipe), is widely adored all over South America.
Want to Cook Chilean Food? Check Out These...
A list of classic Chilean recipes, including appetizers, drinks, main courses and desserts.
A Tantalizing List of Traditional and Modern...
A list of traditional and modern recipes from Venezuela.
Get to Know Aji Amarillo, the Peruvian Yellow...
Aji amarillo is a South American hot yellow chile pepper that is used in many traditional dishes.
An Easy Recipe for Brazilian Chocolate Fudge...
These little Brazilian chocolate candies, called brigadeiros, look like truffles, but are much simpler to make. Serve them in little paper cups for an elegant treat.
Peruvian Roasted Chicken with Yellow Potatoes -...
This roasted chicken recipe with yellow potatoes has the flavor of Peruvian rotisserie chicken, pollo a la brasa, and is very easy to make.
How to Make Papa Rellena -- Stuffed Potatoes --...
Peruvian stuffed potatoes are mashed potatoes that are shaped around a center of seasoned ground beef and then fried golden brown.
Rich and Hearty Brazilian Feijoada
The savory black bean and meat stew known as feijoada is the national dish of Brazil, traditionally enjoyed for lunch on Saturday.
Pan de Quinoa y Miel Recipe: How to Make...
Honey quinoa bread is a moist, satisfying, high-protein bread. It has nutty texture that comes from the cooked grains of quinoa. It keeps very well, and is excellent toasted.
A Tasty Recipe for Arroz con Pollo Verde: Green...
A basic comfort food recipe that has many variations throughout South America. This version has lots of cilantro, which is what gives it the striking green color. You can season this dish with saffron and paprika instead of cilantro, which makes a tasty variation known as yellow chicken with rice.
12 Decadent Dulce de Leche Dessert Recipes
A list of the best dessert recipes with dulce de leche, a caramel sauce popular in Latin America.
Make Mouthwatering Coconut-Crusted Fish Fillets...
A tasty and quick way to fry up some fish for dinner, this coconut crusted fish is delicious paired with the fresh mango salsa.
Try Brazilian Black-Eyed Pea and Shrimp Fritters
Traditional street food from Brazil, these deep-fried black-eyed pea fritters are split and stuffed with caramelized onions and shrimp.
The Mango Mousse Cake Recipe That's Sure to...
This beautiful cake has layers of delicate sponge cake filled with sweet tart mango mousse.
Homemade Queso Fresco - Queso Fresco Casero
Delicious and creamy, queso fresco cheese is really easy to make at home.
Salsa Criolla - Peruvian Onion, Pepper &...
This onion relish is a traditional accompaniment to many Peruvian dishes, and is also great on sandwiches.
Try Churros, Fried Dough Sticks with Cinnamon...
Churros are a type of doughnut with a distinctive tube shape and a delicious crispy-on-the-outside, soft-on-the-inside, sugary, cinnamony taste. Churros are quick to make, and can be filled with dulce de leche, chocolate, or pastry cream for an extra treat.
How to Make Colombian Empanadas: Fried...
These appetizer-size empanadas have a cornmeal crust and tasty filling made of beef and potatoes.
Can You Make Brazilian Farofa Without Toasted...
Farofa is an essential condiment to many Brazilian dishes. It's made with manioc meal, or the ground root of the cassava or manioc plant.
Secret Peruvian Huacatay Salsa Recipe for Pollo...
This spicy green sauce gets its unique flavor from huacatay, an Andean herb.
Quick Peruvian-style Chicken Stir Fry - Pollo...
This Peruvian-style chicken stir fry has onions, bell peppers, and fried potatoes - a Latin-Asian fusion dish that's sure to please.
How to Make Ecuadorian Shrimp Ceviche with...
This Ecuadorian-style ceviche has a delicious Latin-style cocktail sauce with lots of fresh lime juice and large kernel Andean corn.
Brazilian Cinnamon "Raindrop" Doughnuts -...
These delicious little Brazilian doughnuts are coated with cinnamon sugar.
An Easy Recipe for Scrumptious Pandebono,...
Pandebono is delicious cheese bread from Colombia made from cornmeal (masarepa) and tapioca flour, as well as farmer's cheese and eggs.
A Flavorful Recipe for Moqueca de Peixe,...
This Bahian-style fish stew recipe is easy to prepare and absolutely delicious. Pieces of fresh fish are slmmered in palm oil and coconut milk with red peppers, onions, and tomatoes.
Make Tempting Chilean-style Fried Cheese...
These are quick and easy empanadas with a simple melted cheese filling, but they are irresistible.
Torta Espanola - Potato and Onion Frittata
A layered tart of potatoes, onions, and eggs cooked in a skillet - a perfect one dish meal.
Salvadorian-style Chicharrón -...
In El Salvador, chicharron is seasoned shredded pork, used to fill pupusas, or thick corn tortillas.
Tapioca - Brazilian Crepes
These unique Brazilian-style crepes are made with tapioca starch and can be filled with sweet or savory filling.
Savory Chicken and Cream Cheese Fried Pastry...
A tasty Brazilian pastry filled with creamy, savory chicken.
Beef Empanadas - Empanadas Tucumanas
Empanadas are meat filled pastries, and Argentina is famous for them. They are many kind of empanadas, but this recipe for beef filled empanadas is from a region in Argentina called Tucumán.
Chifles - Fried Plantain Chips
Chifles are a popular snack in South America. They are made by frying thin slices of the starchy yellow fruit called plantain, a firmer, less sweet cousin of the banana.
Traditional Ecuadorian Recipes You Can Prepare...
A list of traditional recipes from the country of Ecuador, including appetizers, main courses and desserts.
Quinoa Croquettes - Croquetas de Quinua
Delicious ham and parmesan cheese croquettes made with the Andean grain quinoa.
Milanesa Napolitana - Argentinian Fried Steak,...
Milanesa napolitana is an Argentinian favorite - breaded fried steak topped with ham, tomato sauce, and cheese.
Queso Fresco and Queso Blanco - Definition of...
Queso freso (literally. South American Food.
Peruvian Steak, Rice & Beans
Leftover rice and beans are combined into a pancake, fried, then covered with a thin blanket of steak. The whole thing is topped off with a fried egg. Served with a side of fried plantains, tacu tacu is one of the most delicious example of a hearty Peruvian midday meal.
How to Make Aloo Curry, Curried Potatoes, in 7...
Aloo curry are easy to make curried potatoes with great flavor.
Love Guacamole? Try This Venezuelan Guasacaca
Guasacaca is a popular relish in Venezuela, served with grilled meats and fried foods.
Grilled Beef Anticuchos - Anticuchos de Carne
Anticuchos are a South American specialty of marinated grilled meat on skewers. Garlic, vinegar and aji panca chile peppers give these beef anticuchos great flavor.
An Introduction to South American Food
Each South American country has a unique cuisine that was shaped by its history, geography, and culture. The result is an exciting variety of flavors and traditions.
How to Make Cancha - Toasted Chulpe Corn
Cancha is the homemade Andean version of corn nuts. It's made from a special variety of corn called maiz chulpe, which pops without puffing up.
Try this delicious Chilean-style salsa with...
A spicy chile pepper condiment to accompany Chilean food.
Popped Quinoa and Amaranth (Kiwicha) - How to...
Quinoa and amaranth are high protein grains that can popped like popcorn for a nutritious snack.
A Tasty Recipe for Kibe, Brazilian Beef...
Kibes are a popular Brazilian fried beef and bulgur wheat snack with Middle Eastern origins.
Quick Guava and Cheese Pastries - Pastelitos de...
These pretty guava pastries are easy as pie to prepare.
Couve a Mineira: A Recipe for Garlicky Collard...
Chopped collard greens sauteed in olive oil with garlic and onions make a perfect accompaniment to many meals, especially the classic Brazilian feijoada.
Skillet Carne Asada: Colombian Citrus Marinaded...
An indoor version of tasty carne asada, this seasoned flank steak is quickly seared in a skillet.
Aji Panca - Peruvian Red Pepper
A type of aji, or chile pepper, used in certain Peruvian dishes.
Fresh Colombian Hot Pepper Salsa (Salsa de Aji...
This excellent Colombian aji sauce goes well with grilled meats and arepas.
Best South American Empanada Recipes
Here you will find everything you need to know about making empanadas, including traditional empanada recipes from different South American countries.
Basic Argentinian-Style Grilled Beef Ribs (Tira...
These beef ribs cook quickly on the grill and are seasoned only with salt, Argentinian-style.
How to Make a Delicious Dulce de Leche Pionono
Dulce de leche pionono is a delicious jelly roll cake filled with dulce de leche and whipped cream.
Simple Argentinian Grilled Provolone Appetizer...
Provoleta is grilled provolone cheese, and Argentinian specialty.
Try This Tempting Recipe for Quinotto, a Rich,...
Quinoa risotto, or. South American Food.
Try an Easy, Refreshing Chilcano de Pisco...
A chilcano de pisco is a refreshing mixed drink made with ginger ale, pisco (a type of brandy from Peru and Chile), and lime juice.
5 Fun and Easy South American Dessert Recipes
A list of some of the most well-loved South American desserts. These are fun, easy recipes that will liven up any meal.
The Cuisine of Suriname
The cuisine of Suriname is as diverse as the country's population.
Make Mouthwatering Picarones, Peruvian Pumpkin...
These light and crispy doughnut-like fried treats are sold as a snack or served for dessert in Peru and Chile. Picarones are amazingly good when freshly deep fried and drenched in a fruity, spiced syrup that compliments the squash and sweet potato flavors perfectly.
High Protein Granola Bars - Quinoa Energy Bars
These crunchy/chewy energy bars will keep you going all day long, thanks to the protein boost of quinoa.
Grilled Chicken Skewers - Anticuchos de Pollo
Marinated chicken and vegetables seasoned with cumin and hot peppers and grilled on skewers. The chicken comes out tender and flavorful every time. This makes a great appetizer when served in smaller portions.
Venezuelan Perico - Scrambled Eggs with Onions...
Perico is a savory Venezuelan breakfast dish of scrambled eggs seasoned with onions and tomatoes.
Top South American Recipes for the Grill
A collection of South American recipes for the grill, including side dishes, salsas, and desserts.
Spinach and Cheese Empanadas - Empanadas de...
These flaky empanada pastries are filled with a creamy cheese sauce and spinach.
Sopa de Mani - Bolivian Peanut and Potato Soup
Sopa de mani is typically made with beef ribs or chicken, but it works well as a vegetarian soup too.
Cheesy Corn Cakes
These cheesy corn cakes are cooked in butter on a griddle. They make an excellent breakfast treat or an afternoon snack with coffee.
Chilean Beef and Corn Casserole - Pastel de...
Pastel de choclo is a traditional dish from Chile. It's a beef casserole similar to shepherd's pie, but the meat and onions are topped with a delicious layer of creamed corn instead of mashed potatoes.
Mazamorra Morada - Peruvian Purple Corn Pudding
A delicious pudding-like dessert made with purple corn and fruit.
Peruvian Stewed Chicken in Cilantro Sauce -...
Seco de pollo is a delicious stewed chicken dish with a beautiful green cilantro sauce.
Brazilian-Style Rice with Tomato
This is a delicious way to make rice that is popular in Brazil. Tomato and onions are sautéed in oil before adding the rice and water.
Frozen Pisco Sour - Peruvian Brandy Cocktail
The famous Pisco Sour is a Peruvian adaptation of a whiskey sour. Pisco Sours are made from the grape distilled brandy called Pisco and tart South American key limes. It is a popular cocktail in both Peru and Chile. The frozen version is made in a blender with crushed ice.
How to Make Sweet and Tasty Traditional...
Alfajores are the quintessential street food in South America. They make a great afternoon snack with a cup of coffee or tea.
A Step-by-Step Photo Tutorial for Making Dulce...
A step-by-step guide to making this essential Latin dessert. Dulce de leche is made by slowly caramalizing a mixture of milk and sugar. It's an important ingredient in many South American cakes, cookies, and pastries, and it's amazingly good when it's homemade.
South American Empanada Recipes
All about making empanadas, including traditional empanada recipes from different South American countries.
Creamy Tropical Lucuma Ice Cream
Lucuma is an unusual fruit from the Andean region of South America with a distinctive, aromatic sweet flavor. It's popular in many desserts, but lucuma ice cream is one of South America's best kept secrets. If you come across some frozen lucuma pulp at your local Latin market, try this ice cream. You will not be disappointed.
Arroz con Coco
This savory coconut rice has the delicious caramel flavor of toasted coconut and sweet raisins.
Easy Chorizo Paella - Quick Chorizo and Rice
A quick and easy paella recipe for weeknights.
Queso Fundido - Melted Cheese and Chorizo Dip
Chorizo sausage and melted cheese with onions makes a delicious warm appetizer.
A Traditional Andean Food: Cuy (Guinea Pig)
Guinea pigs are an important source of protein in the Andean region, and are a very traditional Peruvian food dating back to pre-Colonial times.
How to Fill and Shape Empanadas
A step-by-step guide to filling and shaping empanadas.
Have this for breakfast and you will be...
A healthy breakfast bowl of frozen acai puree, bananas, and granola.
Arepas de Choclo: Sweet Corn Cakes with Cheese
Arepas are corn griddle cakes made with a special ground corn. These arepas feature sweet corn and queso fresco.
Quick and Easy Tortas Fritas (South American...
Argentinians and Uruguayans alike enjoy these fried circles of dough in the afternoon with yerba mate tea.
How to Make Colombian Buñuelos,...
These delicious fritters are made from a dough of fresh farmer's cheese (queso fresco) and cornstarch, shaped into balls, and deep fried. They are delicious, and are only slightly sweet.
Brazilians put more than cheese and pepperoni...
South Americans have enthusiastically adopted pizza into their national cuisines, adding their own flavors and style. Brazilians are particularly creative with this Italian treat.
Hogao - Colombian Tomato and Onion Sauce
Hogao is a tomato and onion based sauce enjoyed as a condiment and a seasoning for many Colombian dishes.
Basic South American-Style White Rice with Garlic
Here's a simple yet delicious recipe for making rice. First some garlic is sautéd in oil, and then the water and rice are added. This simple extra step makes an enormous difference in flavor.
Ensalada Chilena - Onion & Tomato Chilean Salad
A simple but flavorful salad onion and tomato salad that makes a nice accompaniment to grilled meats.
Maracuyá Sour Cocktail - Passion Fruit...
The maracuya sour is a delicious variation of the famous pisco sour cocktail. It's made with passion fruit juice instead of lime juice.
How to Make Brazilian Empanadas with Hearts of...
Empadinhas de palmito are Brazilian-style empanadas. This version has a delicious filling of creamed hearts of palm, onions, and black olives.
Latin Corn Salad with Queso Fresco in Cilantro...
A nutritious and healthy salad with simple fresh ingredients and minimal dressing.
10-Step Recipe for Quince Tart
A pretty cookie tart filled with dulce de membrillo (quince paste).
Cachapas - Venezuelan-style Fresh Corn Pancakes
Sweet corn pancakes made with fresh corn kernels.
How to Make Delicious Humitas, South American...
Humitas are made by steaming seasoned fresh ground corn inside corn husks. They are lovely to look at and delicious to eat.
Make Yummy Patacones, Twice-Fried Green...
Twice fried green plantain makes an outstanding appetizer, especially paired with aji amarillo sauce.
Creamy Venezuelan-Style Lasagna with Bechamel...
Pasicho is a Venezuelan lasagna-like dish with lots of creamy bechamel sauce in addition to the tomato sauce and beef.
How to Make Simple Patagonian-Style Tenderloin...
Seasoned simply with coarse salt, these grilled steaks are tender and full of flavor.
Ecuadorian Potato Cake Recipe - LLapingachos
These potato cakes from Ecuador (llapingachos) are stuffed with white farmer's cheese and served with a simple but delicious peanut sauce.
Locro de Papa Ecuatoriano
A hearty, cheesy, traditional potato soup from Ecuador.
Pollo a la Brasa Chicken Breasts - Recipe for...
Pollo a la Brasa , baked chicken breasts with Peruvian roast chicken flavor.
A Super-Easy Recipe for Pastel de Tres Leches,...
When you have a craving for tres leches cake but don’t have time to make it from scratch, try this version that starts with a cake mix.
Fugazza - Argentinian-style Focaccia
Fugazza is a popular Argentinian pizza with an thick airy crust topped with lots of onions.
Vegetarian Ceviche Salad - Ceviche de Verduras
The flavors of ceviche in salad form, with fresh mozzarella cheese in place of seafood.
Quick and Easy Colombian Red Beans with...
This is quick version of the traditional Colombian red beans and rice, using canned beans in order to skip the overnight soaking and long cooking.
Argentinian Beef Stew with Dried Apricots and...
Carbonada criolla is a savory rich stew made with beef, tomatoes, potatoes, and corn, sweetened slightly with dried apricots. It's perfect for a winter supper.
Covered Ground Beef and Rice - Arroz Tapado con...
Try this Peruvian recipe for rice and seasoned ground beef. The rice is molded into a dome shape, and there's a hidden layer of ground beef and vegetables inside. It's comfort food, but the cool presentation makes it great for company.
Chivito Sandwich from Uruguay
The chivito is a meatlover's sandwich from Uruguay that will sate any appetite.
Sweet Venezuelan-Style Flan Dessert (Quesillo)
Venezuelans love flan, also called quesillo - a pudding-like creamy dessert with lots of caramel.
Slow Cooked Chilean Beef Stew with Squash and...
Charquican is a delicious beef stew that is traditionally made with dried beef (charqui), squash, and potatoes.
Bite-Size Brazilian Coconut Flan Desserts...
This recipe for quindim, a Brazilian coconut flan or custard, can be made in one large pan, or as individual mini-flans.
Bolo de Fuba - Brazilian Cornmeal Cake
Enjoy this sweet cornmeal cake with a cup of coffee as a perfect mid-afternoon snack.
Manchego Cheese and Quince Paste Hors d'Oeuvres
This famous little combination of aged cheese and sweet quince paste makes a quick and elegant appetizer for any occasion.
Passion Fruit Mousse Cake - Bolo Mousse de...
This passion fruit mousse cake recipe is both simple and elegant, with its layers of passion fruit mousse, vanilla sponge cake, and whipped cream.
Aji Sauce - Spicy Colombian-style Aji
Aji is a flavorful hot pepper sauce that is an essential condiment to Colombian food.
Ham & Cheese Empanadas - Empanadas de Jamon y...
This recipe uses a short cut - purchased frozen puff pastry dough - that compliments the creamy ham and cheese perfectly.
Chicken Salad and Avocado Stuffed Arepa (Maize...
Reina pepiada is a popular arepa sandwich made with shredded chicken, mayonnaise, and chopped avocado.
Spinach & Ricotta Empanadas - Empanadas de...
A delicious empanada pastry filled with sautéed spinach and ricotta cheese.
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