Side Dishes

Papas al Perejil (Steamed Potatoes with Parsley)

10 comments March 19, 2013
Papas al Perejil (Steamed Potatoes with Parsley)

Papas al Perejil is a very simple and a popular side dish in Colombian homes and restaurants. My mom makes this dish at least once every other week to go with her roasted chicken (pollo asado), stuffed meatloaf (albóndigon), or even her roasted pork (cañon de cerdo). They were a staple at our house growing […]

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Yuca Chorriada con Chorizo (Cassava with Chorizo and Cheese Sauce)

4 comments March 12, 2013
Colombian Yuca chorriada

This Yuca Chorriada con Chorizo is a variation of the popular and traditional Colombian side dish Papas Chorreadas. If you are not familiar with this dish, it is simply partially peeled and cooked small red potatoes, served with a creamy tomato, scallions and cheese sauce. Here is my recipe for Papas Chorreadas that I posted […]

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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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