Side Dishes

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

6 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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Pavo Asado Navideño (Christmas Turkey and Latin-Style Stuffing)

7 comments November 25, 2013
Pavo Asado Navideño (Christmas Turkey and Latin-Style Stuffing)

I did not grow up eating turkey (pavo) on Christmas Eve in Colombia, and of course, we did not celebrate Thanksgiving, as it is an American holiday. My family always made tamales, lechona and pernil de cerdo (pork leg) for our main dishes during the holidays. But Pavo Asado Navideño is very popular around the […]

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Quinoa, Shrimp and Chimichurri Salad

16 comments May 20, 2013
Quinoa, Shrimp and Chimichurri Salad

The Creative Cooking Crew this month is going to a “virtual picnic” and I’m bringing a delicious and simple Quinoa, Shrimp and Chimichurri Salad. When I found out that the challenge for this month was a picnic dish, I knew I would make something fresh and simple, but full of flavor. This Quinoa salad was […]

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Chicken Croquettes (Croquetas de Pollo)

12 comments April 8, 2013
Chicken Croquettes (Croquetas de Pollo)

Colombians are party people. We are always looking for an excuse to get together, eat, drink, and dance. What’s better than spending time with friends and family, while sharing good music, food and drinks? Not much in my book! Our home was always a meeting place for family and friends when I was growing up […]

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