Side Dishes

Ensalada de Repollo Morado y Manzana (Purple Cabbage and Apple Salad)

7 comments July 29, 2012
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I’m back after a week of a much needed vacation at the beach and ready to share new and delicious recipes with you guys. This Purple Cabbage and Apple Salad is one of the many side dishes I was served at family parties when I was growing up. This is a very simple vegetarian recipe […]

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Macaroni Salad with Avocado Dressing (Ensalada de Coditos con Aderezo de Aguacate)

14 comments July 20, 2012
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This macaroni salad is so good, you can even serve it to pasta salad haters! It’s simple to prepare, satisfying, and it makes a fantastic alternative to the classic American macaroni salad. It is great for picnics and potlucks. My version of this American favorite includes many of the flavors I love in a salad. […]

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Arroz con Queso y Pimentón (Green Pepper and Cheese Rice)

10 comments July 18, 2012
Arroz con Queso y Pimentón (Green Pepper and Cheese Rice)

Arroz con Queso y Pimentón is a traditional Colombian side dish from the Sucre department of Colombia, located in the Caribbean region of the country. It is usually served with traditional Colombian seafood dishes. I think rice is one of the most versatile and simple side dishes you can make when you’re in a hurry. […]

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Ensalada de Quinoa y Pollo (Quinoa Chicken Salad)

10 comments July 16, 2012
Ensalada de Quinoa y Pollo (Quinoa Chicken Salad)

I love Quinoa no matter how it is prepared, and the fact that it is such a healthy grain, is an added benefit. This Quinoa Chicken Salad is ideal for a picnic or barbecue, as it’s very easy to put together and can be made the night before serving. This is a different type of […]

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Boliarepitas (Colombian Cheese-Arepa Balls)

10 comments July 14, 2012
Boliarepitas (Colombian Cheese-Arepa Balls)

These Boliarepas are fairly simple to make and are delicious. The inside becomes soft and cheesy, while the outside forms a very thin, crispy shell. They are a perfect party food, and they always go fast. So, if you’re serving a crowd, you might want to double the recipe. They are absolutely fantastic! This time […]

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Ensalada de Pepinos Marinados (Marinaded Cucumber Salad)

9 comments July 7, 2012
Ensalada de Pepinos Marinados (Marinaded Cucumber Salad)

This Marinaded Cucumbers dish is one of my easy summer go-to’s. It’s a perfect side dish, and can be prepared ahead of time, for convenience. I love the tangy and sweet dressing. I Hope you all enjoy it too. Buen provecho!

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Quinoa salad with Avocado, Tomato and Cucumber

10 comments June 23, 2012
Quinoa salad with Avocado, Tomato and Cucumber

I love this Quinoa salad because it is light, fresh and easy to toss together, yet it’s so delicious that you can serve it at your next party or picnic with family and friends. I don’t add the cucumber until serving time, so they retain their crunch. Buen provecho! Ingredients:
(4-6 serving) Quinoa: 1 tablespoon olive […]

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