South American Food Sitemap - Page 1 2016-09-26

Snacks & Street Food
There's a food vendor on just about every street corner in South America, selling grilled meats, sandwiches, empanadas, ice cream and all kinds of pastries. Everyone loves this kind of food once in a while, and these recipes are fun to make at home.

South American-style Pizza
Pizza is hugely popular in South America, and the toppings range from traditional to exotic.

How to Make Churros: Delicious Fried Doughnut Sticks
Churros are cinnamon sugar fried doughnut sticks that are deliciously crispy yet soft-on-the-inside—Learn how you can easily make these treats at home

Stuffed Corn Tortillas: Easy Recipe to Make Pupusas
Wondering how to make Pupusas — thick corn tortillas stuffed with cheese, beans and/or pork? This simple recipe will have you making double batches.

Main Courses
In South America, the main course, or plato principal, is the heart of the meal. From grilled meat to vegetarian fare, there is something for everyone.

Pulled Pork Made Easy: Crockpot Carnitas Recipe
Looking for delicious pieces of pulled pork, perfect for tacos, tamales and arepas? Try this crockpot carnitas recipe that is both easy and delicious.

Easy Classic Pisco Sour Cocktail Recipe
Dreaming of a trip to Peru? Try this simple recipe for the famous pisco sour cocktail, a classic Peruvian drink that is sweet, refreshing and smooth.

Holiday Recipes
In South America holidays are always celebrated with a special meal. Spice up your own holiday traditions with these fun recipes.

Shopping for South American Ingredients - Where to Find Ingredients - Latin Food Shopping
Certain specialty ingredients in South American cooking can be hard to find outside of Latin America. Learn how to find out what's available in your area.

South American Unrefined Brown Cane Sugar
Panela is the richly flavored dark brown sugar traditionally produced from sugar cane.

Meals are never rushed in South America, and there is always time for an entrada, or first course, in the main meal of the day. Bocaditos (“little bites”) are bite-size appetizers to enjoy with drinks while socializing or watching your favorite soccer team.

Desserts are a sweet passion for most South Americans. If you like tropical fruits, caramel, or chocolate, or any combination of the three, you will find plenty to like here.

Appetizers, Bocaditos, Tira-Gostos
South American appetizers and first courses.

Dips, Salsas, and Spreads
South American salsas, spreads, dips, and marinades.

Potatoes, Beans & Grains
These are the true staple ingredients of the South American diet, and they can be prepared in so many creative ways. Try these delicious traditional recipes from different South American countries.

A sampling of traditional bread recipes from all over South America. Find recipes for holiday breads, favorite everyday breads, and breads with unusual ingredients and flavors.

South American Food
Start here for a quick overview of South American food. Learn about the rich history and culture behind Latin cuisine and its exotic flavors and ingredients. Find all the information you need to get cooking with some basic recipes.

Healthy Recipes - South American Food
A collection of healthy recipes for South American food. Find recipes for quick and healthy desserts, snacks, dinners - all kinds of recipes for eating well, South American-style.

Sides & Sauces
Throw something on the grill and pair it with one of these side dishes for a great dinner, South American-style. Find recipes for vegetables, salads, sauces and condiments that will compliment any meal.

Soups - Sopa
Collection of recipes for South American soups.

Halloween Butternut Squash Empanadas - Empanadas de Calabaza
These halloween jack-'o-lantern empanadas are cute but also tasty with their savory butternut squash filling. Page 2.

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Chocolate Dulce de Leche Glaze
These delightful cupcakes are easy to prepare with a spice cake mix and canned pumpkin. Page 4.

Halloween Alfajores
These classic alfajores are dressed up for Halloween.

Creamy Pumpkin Soup - Crema de Zapallo
This pumpkin soup is smooth and creamy, with a touch of chile pepper and queso fresco to liven it up. Page 5.

Savory Butternut Squash Sopaipillas with Chancho en Piedra
Savory Butternut Squash Sopaipillas with Chancho en Piedra. Page 11.

Choclo con Queso - Cheesy Corn Casserole
Cheesy corn casserole with South American Andean corn. Page 6.

Quince, Chorizo, and Cornbread Dressing
Quince, Chorizo, and Cornbread Dressing. Page 12.

Dulce de Leche Cheesecake with Candied Cranberries and Pecans
Photo of Dulce de Leche Cheesecake with Candied Cranberries and Pecans. Page 4.

Assorted Empanadas - Turning Leftovers into Portable Meals
Photo of Assorted Empanadas - Turning Leftovers into Portable Meals. Page 19.

Pumpkin Spice Cake with Dulce de Leche Filling and Caramel Frosting
Photo of Pumpkin Spice Cake with Dulce de Leche Filling and Caramel Frosting. Page 18.

Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash - Calabaza Bellota con Quinoa
Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash - Calabaza Bellota con Quinoa. Page 5.

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
This lovely fall soup makes a great first course for a holiday meal. Page 3.

Quinoa and Cranberry Pilaf
A photo gallery of South American style holiday recipes, including this one for quinoa and cranberry pilaf. Page 17.

Paraguayan Cornbread - Sopa Paraguaya
Photo gallery of South American recipes for a Thanksgiving menu, with links to recipes. Page 16.

Holiday Beef Stew in a Roasted Pumpkin Bowl - Carbonada en Zapallo
Image gallery of South American holiday recipes, with links to recipes. Page 2.

Holiday Stuffed Turkey - Pavo Relleno
Pavo relleno is a delicious holiday turkey recipe, perfect for Thanksgiving. Page 9.

Mango Pineapple Cranberry Sauce
Mangoes and pineapple give traditional cranberry sauce some tropical flair. Page 14.

Cheesy Mashed Yuca with Caramelized Onions
An unusual and delicious dish of mashed yuca, seasoned with a spicy cheese sauce and garnished with caramelized onions. Page 13.

Quinoa Dinner Rolls - Pancitos de Quinoa
Quinoa rolls are healthy, and very tasty as well, sweetened with honey and sprinkled with toasted quinoa and salt. Page 15.

A South American Thanksgiving Menu
The traditional flavors of South American cooking lend themselves perfectly to a fall meal meant to celebrate the successful harvest. You may find yourself inspired to incorporate a Latin dish or two into your holiday dinner this year.

Turkey with Quinoa Chorizo Stuffing - Pavo Relleno con Quinoa y Chorizo
Quinoa “stuffing” with chorizo, spinach and cranberries is rolled inside a butterflied turkey breast for an elegant presentation. Page 10.

Quinoa Sausage Casserole – Pastel de Quinoa
A rich, comforting casserole, with spinach, pecans, dried cranberries and chorizo sausage. Page 7.

A South American Thanksgiving Menu
The traditional flavors of South American cooking lend themselves perfectly to a fall meal meant to celebrate the successful harvest. You may find yourself inspired to incorporate a Latin dish or two into your holiday dinner this year.

Pasta Frola de Dulce de Membrillo - Quince Tart
Pasta Frola de Dulce de Membrillo - Quince Tart. Page 8.

Roast Turkey "A La Brasa" - Pavo Horneado
Photo of Roast Turkey

Quinoa Amaranth Fruit and Nut Bars
Toasted quinoa and amaranth add extra protein to these nutritious nut and fruit bars. Page 9.

Quinoa Oatmeal Power Cookies
These quinoa oatmeal cookies are made with delicious quinoa, a high protein grain from the Andes. Page 8.

Multigrain Muffins with Quinoa, Amaranth, and Bran
These bran muffins are both tasty and nutritious. Page 10.

Quinoa Bagels - Recipe for High Protein Quinoa Bagels
Photo of High Protein Quinoa Bagels - Recipe for Quinoa Bagels. Page 12.

Quinoa Arepas - Arepas de Quinoa
Cooked quinoa grain gives these arepas a nutty flavor and extra protein. Page 11.

Fried Yuca - Yuca Frita - Recipe for Yuca Fries
Fried Yuca - Yuca Frita - Yuca Fries

Quinoa Croquettes - Croquetas de Quinua
Delicious ham and parmesan cheese croquettes made with the Andean grain quinoa. Page 8.

Argentinian Picada - Sampler Tray of Cured Meats and Cheeses
A Sampler Tray of Cured Meats and Cheeses, Argentinian-style. Page 9.

Boliarepas - Bacon Cheddar Arepa Bites
Boliarepas - Bacon Cheddar Arepa Bites. Page 11.

Pizza Empanadas - Empanadas de Pizza
Pizza Empanadas - Empanadas de Pizza. Page 12.

Brazilian Cheese Bread - Pão de Queijo
These delicious cheese rolls from Brazil (po de queijo) are made with cassava (tapioca) flour, which gives them their distinctive taste and texture. They're also gluten free. Page 2.

Brazilian Peanut Candy - Paçoca de Amendoim
Paoca de Amendoim is a sweet, crumbly Brazilian candy that can be pressed into shapes or crumbled over ice cream. Page 9.

Biche de Pescado - Ecuadorian Fish Stew
This hearty fish stew is made with plantains, yuca, and corn. Page 3.

Bojo Cake - Coconut and Cassava Cake from Suriname
Bojo is a sweet, rich flourless cake made from coconut and grated cassava (yuca). Page 8.

Farofa - Skillet Toasted Manioc Flour - Recipe for Farofa
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. Page 4.

Yuca/Cassava/Manioc - A Collection of Recipes
A collection of South American recipes for yuca/cassava/manioc, a starchy root.

Muchines de Yuca - Ecuadorian Yuca Fritters
Muchines de Yuca - Ecuadorian Yuca Fritters. Page 5.

Cheesy Mashed Yuca with Caramelized Onions - Pure de Yuca con Queso
A Latin American alternative to ordinary mashed potatoes, mashed yuca root with a spicy cheese sauce and caramelized onions makes a delicious addition to any meal. Page 6.

Stuffed Yuca Croquettes - Yuquitas Rellenas
Bite-size balls of mashed yuca with a piece of queso fresco in the center are rolled in bread crumbs and fried until crispy. Page 7.

Humitas - Fresh Corn Tamales
Humitas are similar to tamales, but are made with ground fresh corn rather than masa. Page 3.

Cancha - Toasted Chulpe Corn
These homemade corn nuts are irresistible when freshly

Pisco Sour Cocktail
The pisco sour is a world famous cocktail from Peru and Chile, with pisco brandy distilled from grapes grown in those countries.

Host a Peruvian Dinner Party - A Menu of Peruvian Food
Make Peruvian food the theme of your next dinner party with this delicious menu.

Seco de Cordero - Peruvian Lamb Stew with Potatoes
Seco de cordero is a delicious Peruvian lamb stew seasoned with cilantro and aji peppers. Page 4.

Corn Salad with Queso Fresco - Ensalada de Choclo
This refreshing corn salad goes great with many different Latin meals. Page 5.

Suspiro de Limeña - Peruvian Caramel Meringue Parfait
Suspiro de limena is a classic Peruvian dessert. Page 6.

Baby Potatoes with Aji Amarillo Dipping Sauce
Baby Potatoes with Aji Amarillo Dipping Sauce. Page 3.

Brazilian Risoles - Chicken and Cheese Croquettes
Brazilian risoles (an import from Indonesia) are like breaded empanadas - the dough is rolled out and filled, breaded, then deep fried. Page 6.

Patacones - Twice Fried Green Plantain with Aji Dipping Sauce
Patacones are crispy twice fried green plantains, served with creamy aji chile dipping sauce. Page 2.

South American Appetizer Recipes
A collection of South American appetizers, from entradas (first courses) to bocaditos (little bites).

Lime Chicken Empanadas
Tender shredded chicken seasoned with chile and lime fills these appetizer size empanandas.

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. Page 7.

Mini Causa Bites - Spicy Yellow Potatoes with Chicken Salad
Little bites of creamy, spicy yellow potatoes with a surprise center of tasty chicken salad. Page 4.

Tequeños - Fried Cheese Wonton Sticks
Tequeos are a Venezuelan treat, best enjoyed with guacamole sauce. These crispy cheesy sticks are quick and easy to make. Page 5.

Stuffed Fried Yuca - Yuquitas Rellenas
Mashed yuca (also known as cassava or manioc root) is shaped into bite-size balls with a piece of queso fresco in the center, then rolled in bread crumbs and fried until golden. Page 10.

Brigadeiros - Brazilian Chocolate Fudge Truffles
These easy and quick fudge truffles have a caramel and chocolate flavor that's unusual and delicious. Page 5.

Dulce de Leche Chocolate Brownies
When dulce de leche is stirred into this batter, the resulting brownies taste even more intensely chocolate and have a great moist texture. Page 9.

Easy Chocolate Tres Leches Cake - Tres Leches de Chocolate
Chocolate tres leches cake starts with a devil’s food cake mix, has melted chocolate in the three milk mixture that soaks the cake, and is topped with chocolate meringue icing. Page 8.

Chocolate Recipes - South American Chocolate Recipes
A photo gallery of recipes for South American-style desserts featuring chocolate.

Coconut Tres Leches Cake
A tres leches cake bursting with coconut flavor. Page 5.

Quick and Easy Tres Leches Cake
A recipe for a short-cut cake mix version of the classic tres leches cake.

Key Lime Tres Leches Cake
Tres leches cake soaked with a refreshingly tart lime syrup and cream. Page 6.

Quick Tres Leches Cake in a Mug
A quick individual portion of tres leches cake that can be prepared in the microwave. Page 8.

Strawberry Tres Leches Cake
A pretty version of tres leches cake with whipped cream and berries. Page 7.

Classic Tres Leches Cake
A recipe for traditional tres leches cake. Page 2.

Chocolate Tres Leches Cake - Tres Leches de Chocolate
A recipe for a chocolate version of the famous tres leches (

Cuatro Leches Cupcakes - Tres Leches Cupcakes with Dulce de Leche
A recipe for tres leches cupcakes filled with dulce de leche. Page 4.

Bean Dishes
Beans are nutritious and economical, and a traditional part of the Latin American cuisine.

Potato Dishes
There are hundreds of potato varieties that grow throughout Latin America, and hundreds of delicious ways to prepare them to match.

Latin American Rice Dishes
Rice is an important staple of the South American diet, and each Latin American country has its own particular favorite rice dishes - everything from arroz con pollo to arroz con leche.

Mango Passionfruit Tart - Tarta de Mango y Maracuya
This recipe for mango passion fruit tart is a tropical variation of key lime pie, with a graham cracker crumb crust and whipped cream.


Arepas de Choclo - Sweet Corn Cakes with Cheese Recipe
Arepas are corn griddle cakes made with a special ground corn. These arepas feature sweet corn and queso fresco.

Brazilian Fish Stew (Moqueca De Peixe) Recipe
This Bahian-style fish stew recipe is easy to prepare and absolutely delicious.

Coconut Rice with Raisins (Arroz con Coco) Recipe
This savory coconut rice has the delicious caramel flavor of toasted coconut and sweet raisins.

Anticuchos De Carne - Grilled Beef Kabobs Recipe
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.

Coconut Crusted Fish Fillets With Mango Salsa Recipe
A tasty and quick way to fry up some fish for dinner, this coconut crusted fish is delicious paired with the fresh mango salsa.

Colombian Tomato and Onion Sauce (Hogao) Recipe
Hogao is a tomato and onion based sauce enjoyed as a condiment and a seasoning for many Colombian dishes.

Sweet and Sour Kale & Orange Salad -
A fresh kale salad with almonds, toasted bread crumbs, and tangy orange dressing.

Aborrajados - Fried Plantains with Cheese Recipe
Abborajados are a Colombian treat - fried sweet plantains stuffed with cheese.

Dhal Puri - Indian Flatbread with Seasoned Split Peas
Dhal Puri is an East Indian-style flatbread with a filling of seasoned yellow split peas.

South American Cookies
There's a great variety of South American cookies to explore, such as the classic alfajor and its variations, the many kind of Brazilian cookies, and all sorts cookies made with coconut and tropical fruit.

Humitas Recipe - How to Make Humitas Step by Step
Humitas are the Andian version of Mexican tamales. Sweet fresh corn is ground blended with milk, cooked in oil, then wrapped in the husks and steamed. Learn how to make humitas with this step by step photo guide.

Humitas Recipe - How to Make Humitas Step by Step
Humitas are the Andian version of Mexican tamales. Sweet fresh corn is ground blended with milk, cooked in oil, then wrapped in the husks and steamed. Learn how to make humitas with this step by step photo guide.

Humitas Recipe - How to Make Humitas Step by Step
Humitas are the Andian version of Mexican tamales. Sweet fresh corn is ground blended with milk, cooked in oil, then wrapped in the husks and steamed. Learn how to make humitas with this step by step photo guide.

Humitas - Steamed Corn Tamales Recipe
Humitas are the Andian version of Mexican tamales. Sweet fresh corn is ground blended with milk, cooked in oil, then wrapped in the husks and steamed. Learn how to make humitas with this step by step photo guide.

Humitas Recipe - How to Make Humitas Step by Step
Humitas are the Andian version of Mexican tamales. Sweet fresh corn is ground blended with milk, cooked in oil, then wrapped in the husks and steamed. Learn how to make humitas with this step by step photo guide.

Humitas Recipe - How to Make Humitas Step by Step
Humitas are the Andian version of Mexican tamales. Sweet fresh corn is ground blended with milk, cooked in oil, then wrapped in the husks and steamed. Learn how to make humitas with this step by step photo guide.

Humitas Recipe - How to Make Humitas Step by Step
Humitas are the Andian version of Mexican tamales. Sweet fresh corn is ground blended with milk, cooked in oil, then wrapped in the husks and steamed. Learn how to make humitas with this step by step photo guide.

Humitas Recipe - How to Make Humitas Step by Step
Humitas are the Andian version of Mexican tamales. Sweet fresh corn is ground blended with milk, cooked in oil, then wrapped in the husks and steamed. Learn how to make humitas with this step by step photo guide.

Humitas Recipe - How to Make Humitas Step by Step
Humitas are the Andian version of Mexican tamales. Sweet fresh corn is ground blended with milk, cooked in oil, then wrapped in the husks and steamed. Learn how to make humitas with this step by step photo guide.

Humitas Recipe - How to Make Humitas Step by Step
Humitas are the Andian version of Mexican tamales. Sweet fresh corn is ground blended with milk, cooked in oil, then wrapped in the husks and steamed. Learn how to make humitas with this step by step photo guide.

Coconut Macaroons, Dulce de Leche & Chocolate Recipe
Cocadas are the South American version of a coconut macaroon - super sweet, crisp on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside.

Peruvian Triple Sandwich Recipe
The triple sandwich is a Peruvian classic, consisting of three slices of bread, avocado, tomatoes, and chicken or egg salad.

Pizza a Caballo (Pizza with Faina) Recipe
A popular way to eat pizza in Argentina and Uruguay in which the pizza is topped with a thin slice of fain (garbanzo flatbread).

Chorizo and Potato Empanadas Recipe
These hearty empanadas have a slightly spicy sausage and potato filling.

BBQ Pulled Pork Empanadas Recipe
Delicious empanadas filled with Southern-style bbq, cheese, and aji chile sauce.

Arepas Con Huevo - Corncake and Egg Breakfast Sandwich
Arepas con huevo are delicious fried corncakes, filled with an egg. Much better than an egg mcmuffin - they'll warm you up and keep you going all morning.

Arepas with Pulled Pork Corncake Sandwiches Recipe
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.

Choclo Corn with Cheese Sauce Casserole Recipe
The large kerneled Andean corn called choclo tastes wonderful in this macaroni and cheese like casserole.

Torta de Fiambre - Uruguayan Ham and Cheese Tart Recipe
Torta de fiambre is a savory pie, filled with ham, cheese and eggs.

Chicken and Rice a la Valenciana Recipe
This version of arroz con pollo has lots of delicious extras, like ham, red bell peppers, and olives.

Pan de Pascua - Chilean Fruitcake Recipe
Pan de pascua is a holiday tradition in Chile. While Italian panettone cake is enjoyed during the holidays throughout most of Latin America, pan de pascua is a closer relative to German stollen.

Oven Roasted Salmon with Plantains and Pineapple
This quick and healthy roasted salmon bakes in one pan with it's accompaniments - sweet roasted plantains and roasted pineapple salsa.

Torta Maria Luisa - Orange Layer Cake with Jam Recipe
Torta Maria Luisa is a lovely orange tea cake, layered with jam.

Caribbean Banana Bread with Sweet Potatoes Recipe
This very moist banana bread gets great flavor from sweet potatoes, coconut, and candied nuts.

South American Cheese Breads Recipes
These breads from Brazil, Colombia, and Paraguay have many things in common, but each one is unique and calls for very specific ingredients. Learn about the specialy ingredients in these popular breads and how to find them.

Chimichurri Roasted Potatoes Recipe
Toss some potato wedges with chimichurri sauce and throw them in the oven - you'll have delicious roasted potatoes in no time.

Pepperoni Pizza Empanadas Recipe
These empanadas are filled with pizza toppings - cheese, sauce, and pepperoni.

Fried Plantain with Spicy Peanut Sauce Recipe
A Surinamese dish with Indonesian influence, baka bana is battered, fried plantian served with a spicy peanut sauce for dipping.

Cheesy Potato Croquettes - Easy Papas Rellenas Recipe
These simple potato croquettes have a cheese filling. They are easy to make and kids love them.

South American Food Recipes, Cooking Techniques, Menus
Complete guide to South American cuisine, with recipes, photos, menus, cooking techniques, glossary, discussion forum, and more. Learn to cook delicious South American food.

Ají Amarillo Sauce (Crema de Ají) Recipe
A creamy sauce with a spicy kick made from aji amarillo chile peppers and queso fresco cheese.

Salsa De Aji Picante - Colombian Hot Pepper Salsa
This excellent Colombian aji sauce goes well with grilled meats and arepas.

Aji Amarillo - Peruvian Yellow Chile Pepper
Aji amarillo is a South American hot yellow chile pepper that is used in many traditional dishes.

Artichoke Parmesan Phyllo Tart - Empanada de Artic
This indulgent tart features crispy layers of phyllo pastry and a creamy artichoke parmesan filling.

Skillet Carne Asada Recipe - Seasoned Flank Steak
An indoor version of tasty carne asada, this seasoned flank steak is quickly seared in a skillet.

Kibe - Brazilian Beef Croquettes Recipe
Kibes are a popular Brazilian fried beef and bulgur wheat snack with Middle Eastern origins.

Colombian Fresh Corn Soufflé (Torta de Choclo) Recipe
Torta de choclo is a sweet souffl-like cornbread from Colombia.

Jamón del País Peruvian Country Ham Recipe
Peruvian jamn del pais is a specially prepared pork leg or loin, seasoned with aji peppers and other spices.

Chicken Breasts with Ginger Passion Fruit Sauce
This recipe for moist and tender chicken breasts, simmered in passionfruit juice and chicken stock, and glazed with a passionfruit ginger sauce, works well for a quick weeknight dinner or for a special occasion.

Solterito Corn and Lima Bean Salad
Solterito is a delicious vegetable salad that comes from the beautiful city of Arequipa, Peru.

Quick Tres Leches Cake in a Mug Recipe
An individual portion of tres leches cake that can be prepared quickly in the microwave - for when you need a tres leches fix!

Coconut Almond Shortbread - Polvorones de Coco
These toasted coconut and almond polvoron cookies will melt in your mouth.

Peruvian Pepper & Lime Salsa Criolla - Recipe
This onion relish is a traditional accompaniment to many Peruvian dishes, and is also great on sandwiches.

Cancha (Toasted Andean Chulpe Corn) Recipe
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.

Lomo Saltado - Peruvian Stir-fried Beef and Potatoes
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.

Spicy Cheese Sauce (Salsa a la Huancaína) Recipe
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.

Famous Peruvian Potatoes with Spicy Cheese Sauce
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.

Definition of the Food Term Aji Panca
Aji panca is type of chile pepper which is an important ingredient in many Peruvian dishes.

Breaded Fried Steak (Milanesa) Recipe - Milanesa de Carne
Milanesas are breaded and fried thinly sliced pieces of meat, usually steak.

Guasacaca - Guacamole Recipe from Venezuela
Guasacaca is a popular relish in Venezuela, served with grilled meats and fried foods.

Braided Coconut Ring - Rosca de Coco
This buttery braided bread with a sweet coconut filling is great for breakfast or brunch.

Torta Pascualina - Savory Spinach and Ricotta Tart Recipe
This delicious tart has a puff pastry crust on top and bottom, and a spinach and ricotta cheese filling. It's served in Argentina and Uruguay.

Crispy Yuca Frita (Yuca Fries) Recipe
Deep frying yuca is one of the best ways to enjoy the starchy, crispy texture of this edible root.

X-Tudo: Brazil's Extreme Burger
All about the famous X-Tudo, Brazil's extreme cheeseburger.

Tapioca - Brazilian Crepes
These unique Brazilian-style crepes are made with tapioca starch and can be filled with sweet or savory filling.

Salteña de Carne - Bolivian-style Beef Empanadas
Bolivian salteas are notable for their juicy filling and distinctive shape.

Hearts of Palm Fried Pastries - Pastel de Palmito
These crispy fried pastries have a creamy filling of hearts of palm and other vegetables.

Ecuadorian Fried Cheese Empanadas - Empanadas de Viento
These delicately crispy Ecuadorian-style empanadas are filled with cheese and onions.

Chilean Steak and Vegetable Sandwich - The Chacarero
A classic Chilean steak sandwich with tomatoes, green beans, and hot peppers.

Patagonian Torta Galesa Cake - Recipe for Black Welsh Fruitcake - Torta Negra Galesa
Black welsh cake, or torta negra galesa, is a traditional recipe of the Welsh settlers in the Chubut river region of Patagonia. It's a delicious fruitcake that keeps very well - even nonfruitcake eaters enjoy this cake.

Quick Passionfruit Mousse
This easy passion fruit mousse makes an elegant summer dessert.

Crispy Quinoa Salad with Creamy Chimichurri Dressing
A salad of fresh greens, vegetables, and crispy quinoa croquettes topped with a creamy chimichurri dressing.

Marinated Zucchini - Abobrinha Marinada
Sauteed zucchini and garlic, marinated in olive oil and herbs, are a great accompaniment for sandwiches, pasta, and grilled meats.

Pineapple Lime Pound Cake - Bolo de Abacaxi
This extremely moist cake with tropical flavor is quick to make with a cake mix.

Pumpkin Delight - Pâve de Abóbora
A layered dessert with cinnamon pumpkin pudding, whipped cream, and a graham cracker crust.

Easy Chocolate Dulce de Leche Ice Cream Cake
This delicious ice cream dessert has layers of cake, hot fudge, dulce de leche, and of course ice cream!

Dulce de Leche Chocolate Layer Cake
Vanilla cake layers filled with chocolate and dulce de leche pastry cream, frosted with meringue.

Creamy Rice with Cheese - Arroz con Queso Boliviano
This rich and creamy Bolivian rice dish is similar to Italian risotto, and is often served with grilled meats.

Fresh Corn Casserole - Pastel de Choclo Ecuatoriano
Fresh corn and cheese are the key ingredients in this creamy Ecuadorian-style corn dish.

Curried Quinoa Salad
A colorful and healthy main course salad with quinoa, butternut squash, and a curried vinaigrette.

Homemade Requeijão - Brazilian Cream Cheese
This creamy Brazilian cheese spread can be hard to find outside of Brazil, but you can make a reasonable approximation at home.

Chilean Pastel De Choclo (Beef and Corn Casserole) Recipe
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.

Coconut Snowball Cookies
Buttery toasted coconut

Brazilian Shrimp and Okra Gumbo - Caruru de Camarão
Caruru de camaro is a quick and delicious shrimp and okra gumbo from Brazil.

White Beans and Sausage
White beans cooked with sausage and tomatoes - a Brazilian dish with Italian influences.

Chilean "Beans with Reins" - Porotos con Riendas
This hearty Chlean stew features pinto beans, sausage, and pasta noodles (the

Bem Casados - "Happily Married" Cookies
These pretty Brazilian treats are made of two soft cookies, happily sandwiched together with a caramel cream filling and dipped in a sugary glaze.

Black Bean and Cheese Arepa - Arepa Dominó
A thick arepa (corncake) filled with seasoned black beans and white cheese.

Bolivian Cheese Empanadas - Llauchas
Bolivian-style cheese empanadas are the perfect midmorning snack.

Chocolate Cake Roll with Dulce de Leche
A chocolate sponge cake filled with dulce de leche cream and topped with a chocolate glaze.

Black Bean Empanadas - Empanadas Domino
Crispy cornmeal empanadas filled with savory black beans and salty white cheese.

Argentinian-style Alfajores
These soft and thick Argentinian-style alfajores have a light touch of citrus and a generous layer of dulce de leche.

Leftover Tamal Casserole
A cheesy casserole made of leftover tamales, vegetables, and cheese.

Best Chicken Arepas - Arepa de Pollo
Thick soft arepas are split and filled with savory stewed chicken.

Thanksgiving Appetizers, Sides, and Desserts
A collection of Latin American-inspired appetizers, sides, and desserts for your Thanksgiving table.

Thanksgiving Appetizers, Sides, and Desserts
A collection of Latin American-inspired appetizers, sides, and desserts for your Thanksgiving table.

South American Christmas Menu
A list of traditional South American recipes for Christmas and New Years celebrations.

South American Recipes for Semana Santa and Easter
A collection of recipes for celebrating Semana Santa (Holy Week) and Easter - Felices Pascuas!

Brazilian Açaí Breakfast Bowl Recipe
A healthy breakfast bowl of frozen acai puree, bananas, and granola.

Brazilian Black-Eyed Peas and Rice
A delicious Brazilian dish of black-eyed peas and rice, with cheese and bacon, and a story to go along with it.

Sweet Cream Empanadas - Empanadas de Leche
Sweet cornmeal empanadas from Guatamala, filled with cinnamon scented pastry cream.

A Collection of South American Cookies for the Holidays
A collection of South American-style cookies for the holidays.

Rainbow Cake - Bolo Arco-Íris
An easy to make festive layer cake with rainbow colors. Perfect for Carnaval!

Argentinian Meats and Cheeses Appetizer Sampler
Host an Argentinian-style gathering and serve a picada - a meal of cured meats and cheeses for everyone to share.

A Collection of South American Cookies for the Holidays
A collection of South American-style cookies for the holidays.

Pukacapas - Bolivian Cheese Empanadas
These distinctive round empanadas from Bolivia have a slightly spicy cheese filling.

Mushroom Ceviche - Cebiche de Champinones
The bold flavors of the traditional ceviche marinade pair wonderfully with fresh mushrooms here.

Lentil and Potato Casserole - Torta de Batata com Lentilha
Savory lentils are topped with cheesy mashed potatoes in this nourishing, comfort-food casserole.

Cheese and Potato Skewers - Espetinho Crocante de Batata com Queijo
These breaded cheese and potato skewers make an excellent appetizer or snack.

Festive Quinoa Salad
A festive and nutritious quinoa salad with green apples, spinach, and pomegranate seeds.

South American Grilling Recipes
A collection of South American recipes for the grill, including side dishes, salsas, and desserts.

Brazilian Coconut Marshmallow Candy - Maria-mole
Homemade Brazilian marshmallow candy - much easier to make than you think!

Pollo a la Brasa - Peruvian Roasted Chicken
A collection of recipes for pollo a la brasa and the popular accompaniments.

Best Dulce de Leche Dessert Recipes
A list of the best dessert recipes with dulce de leche, a caramel sauce popular in Latin America.

A List of Traditional Recipes From Argentina
A list of traditional recipes from Argentina.

Bolivian Food
A collection of traditional recipes for Bolivian food and drink.

Pan Frica: Homemade Sandwich Rolls
These soft, slightly crusty homemade rolls are perfect for hamburgers and sandwiches.

Chocolate Cake - Bolo de Chocolate com Cobertura Brigadeiro
This rich chocolate cake is covered with a creamy, fudge-like frosting that is based on the famous Brazilian candy, the brigadeiro.

Coconut Macadamia Rum Cake - Pastel de Ron
A rich moist coconut pound cake that is flavored with rum and topped with toasted macadamia nuts.

Regional and National Cuisines of South America
A collection of South American recipes organized by country and region, including traditional and national specialties.

Best Pinto Beans - Frijoles Pintos
Delicious pinto beans flavored with smoked ham and vegetables.

Chilean Bread Rolls - Pan Amasado
These soft bread rolls are a Chilean favorite.

Grill Roasted Tricolor Potatoes
Celebrate the 4th with this patriotic dish of roasted red, white and blue potatoes cooked on the grill.

Roll out the dough
Roll out the dough for the tequenos, and cut it into thin strips.

Brazilian Cakes
A collection of Brazilian cake recipes, with photos.

Frozen Coconut Smoothie Recipe (Cocada Venezolana)
A frozen treat from Venezuela made with fresh coconut blended with milk and ice, and sprinkled with a bit of cinnamon.

Preparing the Dough
The pastry dough for wrapping the cheese sticks comes together quickly.

Cut the Cheese into Strips
Cut a firm white salty cheese into square matchsticks.

Wrap each piece of cheese with dough...
Wrap each cheese stick with a strip of dough.

until it is completely covered.
The cheese should be completely covered with dough.

Fry the tequeños in oil
Fry the tequenos in vegetable oil until golden brown.

Serve tequenos warm with guacamole or other dipping sauce or salsa.

Brazilian Cakes
A collection of Brazilian cake recipes, with photos.

Step-by-Step Directions for Making Tequeños - Venezuelan Fried Cheese Sticks
These fried cheese pastries are always the hit of the party

South American Beans - Beans Recipes
Nearly every country in South America has a traditional recipe for beans, usually a favorite comfort food dish. Here is a list of some of the best and most typical recipes for cooking beans.

Black-eyed Pea Salsa - Salsa de Frijol Carita
A flavorful salsa made with marinated black-eyed peas and vegetables.

Sweet Potato Bites - Bocaditos de Camote
Crispy bite-size slices of sweet potato are topped with cream cheese, shallots and bacon.

Tips & Techniques
Learn more about South American cooking, find step-by-step guides to basic techniques and recipes, and read utensil and cookbook reviews.

Cookbook Reviews - South American Food
Reviews and recommendations of cookbooks featuring South American cuisine.

Step by Step Pictorial Guides - South American Recipes
Detailed how-to instructions for basic South American recipes. Learn to cook the most important dishes by following these step by step guides.

Arepas, Pupusas, and Gorditas
Arepas, pupusas and gorditas are three different kinds of corn cakes - all delicious.

Breakfast in Brazil
Brazilians enjoy a variety of things for breakfast (besides coffee of course), including tropical fruit, cheese bread, smoothies in a bowl, and even cake!

Search here for definitions of unfamiliar cooking terms and descriptions of unusual South American ingredients.

South America produces excellent coffee, chocolate, and grapes, so it's no wonder there's such a variety of South American drinks to enjoy. Try these recipes for coffee, hot chocolate, unique tropical cocktails, teas, and other beverages.

Fusion Fare
Explorers, colonialism, and immigration have all left their culinary mark on South America. The recipes included here show how mixing different food traditions can have spectacular results.

Baked Ham and Cheese - Bauru de Forno
Bake this large ham and cheese sandwich (with homemade dough) and cut into squares to share.

Key Lime Pie - Pie de Limon
Extra tart small key limes are famous for their pie potential. Similar limes grow in South America, where

Lentil Quinoa Bowl with Kale
Lentils and quinoa are cooked in a savory, slightly spicy miso broth for a satisfying and nutritious meal.

Peruvian Guinea Pig - Traditional Andean Cuy
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.

Masarepa - Precooked Corn Flour for Making Arepas
Explanation of the special precooked corn flour that is used to make corn cakes called arepas, staple treats in Venezuela and Colombia.

Arepa Chicken Salad Sandwich Recipe
Reina pepiada is a popular arepa sandwich made with shredded chicken, mayonnaise, and chopped avocado.

Reina Pepiada - Chicken Salad Arepa Sandwich
This arepa sandwich is popular enough to merit its own name - reina pepiada. Reina means queen, but the Spanish dictionary was not much help in translating

Coconut Lime Cornmeal Cookies - Galletas de Coco y Limon
These soft cookies have a bit of crunch from the cornmeal and lots of coconut lime flavor.

Dulce de Leche Dark Chocolate Brownies
These rich dark chocolate brownies have a layer of creamy dulce de leche in the middle, and are topped with a chocolate dulce de leche ganache.

Crumbly Almond Cookies - Polvorones de Almendra
These rich, crumbly polvoron cookies are traditionally prepared with lard and are often enjoyed at Christmas.

Ajiaco - Colombian Chicken and Potato Stew
Ajiaco is a hearty chicken stew made with potatoes and corn on the cob.

Tequeños - Fried Cheese Wonton Sticks
Tequeos are a Venezuelan treat, best enjoyed with guacamole sauce. These crispy cheesy sticks are quick and easy to make.

Empanadas - Definition and Information
Information about South American empanadas, including recipes from different regions of South America.

Ham and Cheese Rolls - Pãozinho de Presunto y Queijo
These soft buttery seasoned ham and cheese rolls are easy to make ahead and are perfect for entertaining.

Savory Onion Pizza - Fugazza
Fugazza is a type of pizza found in South America that does not have tomato sauce and is often topped with onions.

Empanada Dough Recipe - Masa Para Empanadas
This slightly sweet empanada dough produces tender, golden empanadas.

Carne Mechada Chilena - Chilean-style Pot Roast
This tender pot roast with rich gravy is a popular Chilean dish called carne mechada.

Chilean Food - A Collection of Chilean Recipes
A list of classic Chilean recipes, including appetizers, drinks, main courses and desserts.

Chilean Chile Pepper Salsa Pebre Recipe
A spicy chile pepper condiment to accompany Chilean food.

Roasted Sweet Potato Sopaipillas - Sopaipillas de Camote
Roasted sweet potato sopaipillas -perfect for a cold and rainy day.

Warm Goat Cheese Salad with Quinoa
This mixed green salad is tossed with a tartly sweet passionfruit vinaigrette, candied pecans, and cranberries, and then topped with rounds of warm goat cheese coated with crispy quinoa.

Tortas Fritas - Argentinian and Uruguayan Fry Bread
Argentinians and Uruguayans alike enjoy these fried circles of dough in the afternoon with yerba mate tea.

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.

Pink Passionfruit Heart Cookies
These pretty fondant-dipped sugar cookies are filled with tart passionfruit cream.

Dark Chocolate Passion Fruit Fudge
This elegant candy has a layer of rich dark chocolate fudge topped with creamy passion fruit white chocolate fudge.

Caramel Custard Flan - South American Recipe
Flan, a rich custard dessert topped with a layer of soft caramel, is very popular in most South American countries.

Valentines Day Recipes from South America
Treat someone special with South American-style recipes for Valentines Day. This list of South American inspired candies, cookies, chocolates and other treats will inspire you.

Passionfruit Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe
Tart and tropical passionfruit flavors this delectable cheesecake with a chocolate cookie crust and chocolate ganache topping.

Spinach and Cheese Empanadas Recipe
These flaky empanada pastries are filled with a creamy cheese sauce and spinach.

Chocolate Passionfruit Truffles - Trufas de Maracuya
These rich chocolate truffles have the exotic flavor of passionfruit.

Fugazzeta - Stuffed Argentinian-style Pizza
Argentinian-style double crust pizza stuffed with cheese and topped with piles of onions.

South American Dips and Salsas
A collection of South American dips and salsas.

Queso Fundido - Melted Cheese and Chorizo Dip
Chorizo sausage and melted cheese with onions makes a delicious warm appetizer.

Quinoa Information, Cooking Tips, and Recipes
Quinoa, prized by the Incas and cultivated for thousands of years in the Andes, is a nutritious and tasty addition to many dishes. Learn about this healthy grain and try some recipes.

Black Bean and Quinoa Veggie Burgers Recipe
These hearty yet vegetarian black bean and quinoa burgers make a delicious meatless meal.

Potato and Cheese Casserole - Pastel de Papas
A rich casserole of sliced potatoes and cheese from southern Peru.

Chocolate Sheet Cake with Dulce de Leche Frosting
Texas sheet cake tweaked with some delicious Latin flavors, such as a hint of cinnamon, and dulce de leche caramel pecan frosting.

Chorípan - Chorizo Sandwich on French Bread
This sandwich of chorizo on a crusty roll is popular in Chile, Peru, Argentina and Uruguay.

Queque de Arandanos - Cranberry Coffee Cake
This decadent coffee cake features a swirl of cranberry throughout the cake, and a crunchy almond topping.

Grilled Pork Ribs - Costillas de Cerdo a la Parilla
These pork ribs get lots of flavor from a spicy marinade and a smoky grill.

Chilean Apple Cake - Kuchen de Migas
This delicious crumb cake is German in traditionally prepared with apples, but can be filled with any kind of fruit jam.

Chilean Chile Pepper Salsa - Chancho en Piedra
Chancho en piedra is a version of the Chilean salsa called pebre.

Kuchen de Manzana - Chilean Apple Tart
An elegant Chilean-style apple tart with a sweet pastry crust and an applesauce filling.

Quinoa Bagels - Recipe for Homemade Quinoa Bagels
Bagels made with the high protein Andean grain quinoa.

Breakfast Empanadas with Bacon and Eggs Recipe
Empanadas are ideal for a breakfast on the go. These breakfast empanadas are filled with bacon, eggs, and pepper jack cheese.

Quinoa and Sausage Breakfast Bowl
A healthy and hearty bowl of quinoa and brown rice with spicy sausage, black beans, and a fried egg.

Fried Rice with Okra - Arroz Frito com Quaibo
Fried rice and crunchy okra combine in this quick weeknight dish.

Berlines - Chilean Dulce de Leche Doughnuts
Berlines are small round doughnuts of German origin (krapfen). Popular in Chile, berlines are often filled with dulce de leche (manjar) or pastry cream.

Twice Fried Plantain with Aji Dipping Sauce - Patacones
Twice fried green plantain makes an outstanding appetizer, especially paired with aji amarillo sauce.

Chicken - Recipes and More
A collection of chicken recipes from South America.

Peruvian Marinated Chicken Breasts - Baked Chicken with Aji
Baked chicken breasts with the famous flavors of Peruvian spit-roasted pollo a la brasa.

Pollo en Escabeche - Chicken with Onions and Capers
This tangy chicken with capers is delicious over rice and is perfect weeknight meal.

Rum Fruitcake - Pastel de Frutas Secas
An indulgent rum cake with dried fruits and nuts, topped with crunchy coarse sugar and ground nuts.

Healthier Empanada Dough - Masa Para Empanadas Light
A lighter dough for making empanadas, with yogurt in place of some of the lard/shortening.

Quinoa Salmon Cakes -
These salmon and quinoa croquettes are good for you as well as delicious,

Weeknight Skillet Chicken with Kale, Tomatoes, Amaranth & Quinoa
This one skillet meal is healthy and delicious.

High Protein Quinoa Granola Energy Bars Recipe
These crunchy/chewy energy bars will keep you going all day long, thanks to the protein boost of quinoa.

Vegetarian Ceviche Salad (Ceviche de Verduras) Recipe
The flavors of ceviche in salad form, with fresh mozzarella cheese in place of seafood.

Grilled Fish with Plantain and Coconut Salsa in Banana Leaves
A recipe for grilled fish with plantain, wrapped in banana leaves.

Arroz con leche de la tia Sofia - Recipe for Rice Pudding
This recipe for arroz con leche is especially rich and delicious thanks to the addition of pisco and egg yolks.

Dulce de Leche Caramel Meringue Tartlets - Pastelitos de Dulce de Leche
These caramel meringue tarts are made with creamy rich dulce de leche, a caramelized milk concoction popular in South America.

Coconut Tres Leches Cake - Pastel de Tres Leches
Coconut tres leches cake is a delicious moist cake, soaked with a mixture of condensed milk, cream, and coconut milk.

Chimichurri Chicken en Croute - Chicken in Puff Pastry
Chicken breasts seasoned with chimichurri sauce and baked in puff pastry - an elegant dinner.

Quick and Easy Tres Leches Cake Recipe
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.

Traditional Ecuadorian Recipes
A list of traditional recipes from the country of Ecuador, including appetizers, main courses and desserts.

A List of Traditional and Modern Colombian Recipes
A list of traditional and modern Colombian recipes.

Tropical Ambrosia - Ambrosia de Frutas Tropicales
This delightful fruit salad has a tropical flavor, thanks to the pineapple, coconut, bananas, passion fruit, and mango.

Rabanadas - Brazilian/Portuguese French Toast
A Brazilian version of French toast that is delicious and often enjoyed at Christmas time.

New Years in South America
Some of the unique South American traditions and foods associated with New Years.

Recetas Para Año Nuevo
A collection of lucky South American recipes for ringing in the New Year.

Recetas Para Año Nuevo
A collection of lucky South American recipes for ringing in the New Year.

Holiday Alfajores - Recipe for Holiday Alfajor Cookies
Alfajores are perfect for decorating and giving - they keep well and look beautiful.

Toasted Coconut Snowball Cookies
These coconut snowballs are made of soft cake-like cookies sandwiched with chocolate dulce de leche and covered in white chocolate and toasted coconut.

Meringue Trees with Surprise Center - Suspiros
These crispy meringue cookies in the shape of Christmas trees have a surprise dulce de leche center.

Quinoa and Cranberry Salad - Ensalada de Quinoa y Arandano
These fresh quinoa salad with cranberries and nuts works great as meatless main course, or as a hearty side dish.

South American Christmas Menu
A list of traditional South American recipes for Christmas and New Years celebrations.

Cranberry Apple Almond Bars -
These delicious almond cranberry crunch bars are especially perfect for the holidays.

A Simple Recipe for Roti Flatbread
Roti is a West Indian style grilled flatbread that is popular in Suriame, Guyana, and French Guiana.

Panettone Cake Truffles - Recipe for Panettone Cake Truffles
Cake truffles are pretty bite-size treats made by mixing crumbled panettone fruitcake with frosting, and dipping them in icing and chocolate.

Chocolate Dulce de Leche Caramel Tarts
Rich dulce de leche chocolate tarts topped with chocolate fudge sauce and salted caramel.

Pasta Frola de Dulce de Membrillo - Quince Tart - Recipe
A pretty cookie tart filled with dulce de membrillo (quince paste).

Chocolate and Coconut Turron - Turrón de Coco
Chocolate turron bars topped with white chocolate and toasted coconut.

Panettone Cookie Bars - Galletas Panettone
Elegant bar cookies with nuts, dried fruit, and the rich citrus flavors of panettone.

Mango and White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies - Galletas con Mango
These soft oatmeal cookies have pieces of dried mango, white chocolate chips, and an orange rum glaze.

Argentinian "Havanna" Alfajores - Alfajores Marplatenses
A homemade version of the famous Havanna alfajor cookies from Argentina.

Colombian Christmas Cheese Fritters (Buñuelos) Recipe
These delicious fritters are made from a dough of salty fresh cheese and cornstarch, shaped into balls, and deep fried. They are delicious, and are only slightly sweet.

Weeknight Quinoa Chili -
This hearty yet healthy weeknight vegetarian chili with beans and quinoa is easy and quick to make.

Quinoa Chorizo Chili Recipe
A nourishing, easy quinoa chili for cold winter nights - with a vegetarian option.

Chicken Soup - Sancocho de Gallina - Chicken and Potato Soup Recipe
Sancocho has many forms in South American cooking, but it's usually a clear broth soup made with chicken and root vegetables. This version has sweet potatoes, regular potatoes, onions, carrots and leeks.

Anise Bread Ross - Pan de Anis
Anis is a popular ingredient in South American desserts and baked goods. These small, slightly sweet rolls have a soft texture, and make a great afternoon snack with tea or coffee.

Recipe for Chocolate Panettone
This chocolate version of the Italian panettone has chocolate chips and nuts instead of the traditional dried fruits.

Panettone - A Latin American Christmas Tradition - Recipes for Panettone
Panettone is a yeasted fruitcake that is enjoyed throughout Latin American during the Christmas holiday. Learn more about this tradition and try recipes for this delicious sweet bread.

Dulce de Leche y Chocolate - Chocolate Caramel Sauce
A rich chocolaty version of the famous dulce de leche caramel sauce that makes a perfect filling for chocolate cake. It's also great sandwiched between 2 cookies, or as an ice cream topping.

Alfajores de Chocolate - Chocolate Caramel Sandwich Cookies
One of the best variations on a traditional alfajor sandwich cookie, chocolate is added to both the cookie dough and to the filling. The result is a decadent chocolate treat.

Low Fat Quinoa Oatmeal Cookies with Raisins and Pineapple
Quinoa flakes add extra nutrition to these low fat oatmeal cookies with golden raisins and dried pineapple.

Colombian Coconut Lentils and Rice - Arroz con Lentejas y Coco - Recipe for Lentils and Rice
A quick and delicious recipe for rice and lentils. In Colombia this dish is served with steak and fried plantains.

Colombian Christmas Custard (Natilla) Recipe
Natilla is traditionally served at Christmastime in Colombia. Natilla is like a cross between flan and dulce de leche. It is thick enough to be cut into squares, but it has a pudding-like texture. It's very rich and delicious.

Quick and Easy Panettone Christmas Cake Recipe
A relatively quick method for making panettone, the yeasted holiday fruitcake.

How to Fill and Shape Empanadas
A step-by-step guide to filling and shaping empanadas.

How to Make Empanadas - The Dough
The first step in making empanadas is to make the dough.

Filling the Empanadas
How to fill an empanada - not too much filling!

Sealing the Empanada
A step by step guide to filling and shaping empanadas.

Braiding the Edge - The Repulgue
A step by step guide to filling and shaping empanadas.

Ready to Bake
Once the empanadas are sealed and brushed with an egg wash, they are ready to bake.

White Bean and Chicken Chili with Roasted Green Chile Peppers
A slightly spicy flavorful chili made with white beans, chicken or turkey, and roasted green chile peppers.

Sweet Potato Casserole with Crunchy Pecans - Pastel de Camote
This rich buttery sweet potato casserole topped with crunchy pecans is perfect for special occasions.

Olive Oregano Pull-Apart Bread - Pan de Aceitunas con Chimichurri
This rich brioche bread filled with olives and oregano, is meant for sharing and is served with chimichurri sauce for dipping.

This applesauce spice cake can be an upside down cake topped with caramel apples or a traditional bundt cake with caramel glaze.

Roast Turkey "A La Brasa" - Pavo Horneado
Roast turkey with the delicious flavor of the famous Peruvian pollo a la brasa.

Dulce de Leche Cheesecake with Candied Cranberries and Pecans
This rich caramel dulce de leche cheesecake is perfect for special occasions.

Savory Bread Pudding with Mushrooms and Swiss Chard - Budin de Champignones y Acelgas
A rich and savory bread pudding with mushrooms, swiss chard, and parmesan cheese.

Fanesca Recipe - Ecuadorian Easter Soup
A rich Ecuadorian stew that is traditionally served at Easter.

Chocolate Dulce de Leche Trifle
A rich chocolate trifle made of layers of chocolate cake, dulce de leche pastry cream, whipped cream, and meringue, topped with salted caramel sauce.

Panettone Trifle with Rum Custard
A great way to use leftover panettone - transform it into a delicious trifle with rum flavored pudding, whipped cream, and fruit.

Tropical Fruit Trifle - Fruit Trifle Recipe
Tropical fruit, vanilla and banana cream pudding, pound cake soaked with passion fruit syrup, and whipped cream make up the layers of this extravagant yet easy fruit trifle.

Sweet Potato Causa - Causa de Camote
Peruvian-style layered potato dish made with sweet potatoes and cranberry sauce.

Beef Stew in a Pumpkin Shell - Carbonada en Zapallo
A delicious beef stew with an elegant presentation, perfect for the centerpiece of a holiday meal.

Vegetarian Recipes - Latin American Flavors
A collection of vegetarian recipes with Latin American flavors, including recipes for soups, beans, main courses, empanadas, tamales, and more.

Vegetable Stock for Vegetarian Cooking
This rich and savory homemade vegetable stock is far superior to any storebought version. It's easy to make and espeically great for cooking beans.

Chilean Bean and Corn Stew - Porotos Granados
A Chilean specialty, porotos granados is a savory vegetarian stew of fresh cranberry beans, squash, and corn.

Savory Vegetarian Chili with Black Beans and Sweet Potatoes
The bold flavors of this savory black bean and sweet potato chili will please vegetarians and meat lovers alike.

Fainá with Chorizo and Blue Cheese - Garbanzo Flatbread - Recipe for Fainá
Fain is a flatbread made the garbanzo bean flour. This appetizer-style fain is topped with chorizo sausage, spinach, and blue cheese.

Chocolate Peruvian Tejas - Chocolate Pecan Dulce de Leche Candy
Tejas are a famous candy from the Ica region of Peru.

Lima Bean Dip - Pure de Pallares
A zesty dip made of lima beans, cilantro, lime juice, and cumin.

Mango Blueberry Muffins - Recipe for Blueberry Mango Muffins with Lime-Almond Glaze
Mango blueberry muffins combine the fresh tropical flavor of mango with blueberries and lime.

Roasted Sweet Potato and Chayote Salad - Ensalada de Chuchu
Chayote (chuchu in Brazil) is an interesting vegetable that is delicious in salads, like this one with cubes of roasted sweet potatoes, carrots, and lima beans.

Spicy Potato Pancakes with Queso Fresco Sauce
These potato pancakes have a little kick from jalepeo peppers, and some sweet potato in the mix adds nice flavor. The cheesy queso fresco sauce can be mild or spicy, depending on the amount of pepper.

Rice Pudding - Arroz con Leche - Easy Rice Pudding
This classic rice pudding is popular throughout Latin America.

Candied Marzipan Pecans
These marzipan candies, with pecan halves and a crunchy candy shell, are elegant and delicious treats.

Passion Fruit - Definition and Information
Passion fruit is a native South American fruit used in many dessert and beverage recipes. Learn more about passion fruit and how to use this exotic tropical fruit in recipes.