Side Dishes

Buñuelos de Fríjol de Cabecita Negra (Black-eyed Pea Fritters)

13 comments November 30, 2012
Buñuelos de Fríjol de Cabecita Negra (Black-eyed Pea Fritters)

I love beans, and luckily for me, Colombian cuisine is filled with great tasting bean dishes. One of my favorites is a simple fritter made with black eyed peas. It’s not fancy, but it’s really good! When the dough balls hit the oil, they puff up a little. The inside becomes light and airy whereas […]

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Green Bean Casserole Makeover

20 comments November 24, 2012
Green Bean Casserole Makeover

November’s 5 Star Makeover Challenge was to remake the classic American Green Bean Casserole. This classic holiday dish contains green beans, cream of mushrooms soup, and fried onions. For my version I decided to put a little Latin touch on the dish using mini caramelized onions, jalapeños, and queso fresco corn cakes, topped with a […]

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Arroz con Espinacas (Spinach Rice)

14 comments November 2, 2012
Arroz con Espinacas (Spinach Rice)

Rice is a staple in Colombian cuisine, and we have endless variations of rice dishes. My Mom made this Spinach Rice at least once every other week to accompany her roasted chicken, pork chops, and even steak. This rice dish was a staple in our house for sure. I hated Arroz con Espinacas as a […]

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Bollo Limpio (Boiled Hominy Corn Rolls)

9 comments October 29, 2012
Colombian Bollo Limpio

Bollo Limpio is a wrapped corn cake from the city of Barranquilla, in Colombia. It is usually served with chicharrón, chorizos, butifarras, and other Colombian fried meats on the side. Other popular bollos recipes in Colombia are Bollos de Yuca (Cassava Rolls) and Envuelto o Bollo de Mazorca (Fresh Corn Rolls) Bollo Limpio is one […]

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Repollo Guisado (Colombian-Style Stewed Cabbage)

9 comments October 3, 2012
Repollo Guisado (Colombian-Style Stewed Cabbage)

Repollo Guisado combines crunchy cabbage and Colombian spices in a flavorful tomato sauce. This is a simple yet flavorful meatless dish. A few ingredients prepared with a few aromatic spices, creates a delicious side dish, or a vegetarian main course. Buen provecho!

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Regañonas (Colombian Corn Fritters)

12 comments September 13, 2012
Regañonas (Colombian Corn Fritters)

Regañonas are a popular and versatile side dish from the Santander department of Colombia. They can be served with fish, meat or poultry, but I’ve also served them for breakfast, lunch, snack, appetizer and for dinner with a hearty stew or soup. The possibilities with these corn fritters are truly endless. These Regañonas or corn […]

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Lapingachos (Colombian-Style Potato Cakes)

11 comments September 4, 2012
Lapingachos (Colombian-Style Potato Cakes)

Lapingachos are a traditional Colombian dish from the Nariño department of Colombia. They are basically potato patties cooked until crispy and golden brown. These delicious potato cakes are typically topped with ají de maní (Colombian peanut sauce) and served as a side dish with fried food (fritos) and a light tomato and lettuce salad on […]

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