Side Dishes

Ensalada de Zanahoria y Remolacha (Carrot and Beet Salad)

3 comments July 6, 2014
Ensalada de Zanahoria y Remolacha (Carrot and Beet Salad)

One of my mom’s favorite side dishes is this Ensalada de Zanahoria y Remolacha. This is a very simple salad and very popular in Colombian homes and restaurants. My mom served it at least twice a week for lunch but I didn’t like it when I was a kid. A month ago I got an […]

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Chuyaco (Colombian Orange Salad)

7 comments May 21, 2014
Chuyaco (Colombian Orange Salad)

If you’re looking for salad recipe for Memorial Day weekend, try Chuyaco, a traditional orange salad from the department of El Valle del Cauca in Colombia. This orange salad is a perfect appetizer to start your meal, or a side dish for grilled meats and seafood. Eat it as is or with a light meal, […]

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Pegao de Arroz o Pega (Crispy White Rice)

4 comments April 22, 2014
Pegao de Arroz o Pega (Crispy White Rice)

Pegao de Arroz is the crusty rice left over at the bottom of the pot after cooking Colombian-style white rice. This rice dish is crispy and absolutely delicious…really! Unless you are a Latina, or spend a lot of time with a Latin family, chances are you’re not familiar with this home cooked side dish called […]

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10 Must Try Colombian Side Dishes

2 comments April 14, 2014
Colombian side Dishes

The following are some of the most basic side dishes in Colombian cuisine and are served in most Colombian restaurants and homes. I watched my grandmother, my mom and aunts make these popular side dishes throughout my life and now I make them regularly in my home. It was very difficult to narrow down the […]

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Envueltos de Plátano Maduro (Ripe Plantain Wraps)

9 comments March 10, 2014
Envueltos de Plátano Maduro (Ripe Plantain Wraps)

If you’re a fan of ripe plantains, then these Envueltos de Plátano Maduro are for you. And if you’re not yet a fan, I’d bet you will be soon! I love plantains, baked plantains, fried plantains, plantain soup or mashed plantains, it doesn’t matter how they’re served, I could eat plantains every day and be […]

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Plátano Verde or Green Plantain Fries

7 comments January 23, 2014
plantain fries

The heavenly plantain! We fry it, we boil it, we grill it and we bake it. No matter how we prepare it, plantains are a must in Colombian kitchens. These green plantains fries are absolutely delicious. You could serve them as a side dish, or you could give them to your kids to snack on […]

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Arroz con Cilantro (Cilantro Rice)

7 comments January 10, 2014
Arroz con Cilantro (Cilantro Rice)-My Colombian Recipes

Cilantro is one of those flavors people either love or hate. I happen to love it and I can’t cook without it. I hope you like cilantro, so you can enjoy today’s delicious recipe. My readers have been requesting more recipes for side dishes, so today I am sharing a simple rice recipe that has […]

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