Summer Food

Grilled Salmon with Fresh Tomato and Avocado Salsa

0 comments August 1, 2014
Grilled Salmon with Fresh Tomato and Avocado Salsa

What I like about this Grilled Salmon with Fresh Tomato and Avocado Salsa recipe is that it’ s very simple, yet full of flavor. The tomato and avocado salsa add wonderful flavor to the dish and are subtle enough not to overpower the salmon. Although I love the flavor of the grilled foods, if you […]

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Limonada de Sandía (Watermelon Limeade)

6 comments July 28, 2014
Limonada de Sandía (Watermelon Limeade)

One of the most refreshing ways to enjoy fresh fruit for me is by drinking a limonada de fruta, a fruit drink made with different types of fresh fruit, water, lime juice and sugar. Every stand at the beach on the Atlantic coast of Colombia serves large jars of fresh limeades. But you don’t have […]

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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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Pastel de Choclo y Pollo (Corn and Chicken Cake)

10 comments July 3, 2014
Pastel de Choclo y Pollo (Corn and Chicken Cake)

After buying a lot of fresh corn at the market last week, I was searching for ways to use it beyond choclo asado (grilled corn) or boiled corn. Then remembered a delicious and simple savory corn cake that my grandmother used to make in Colombia called Pastel de Choclo y Pollo. Pastel de Choclo is […]

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Lentil, Arugula, Mango and Quinoa Salad

6 comments June 29, 2014
Lentil, Arugula, Mango and Quinoa Salad

Summer is the time for potlucks, backyard parties, barbecues and picnics on the beach. A satisfying salad like this Lentil, Arugula and Quinoa Salad is a meal in itslef. Mangoes, red onion, lemony green arugula, lentils, quinoa, and a tangy dressing, this salad is full of healthy and delicious ingredients. If you’re going to a […]

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Limonada de Piña (Pineapple Limeade)

8 comments June 23, 2014
Limonada de Piña (Pineapple Limeade)

The warm weather is finally here, and a cool, refreshing drink is always appreciated. In Colombia, fresh fruit drinks are very popular and always in season, as fruit is abundant anytime of the year. Variations of one of my favorite drinks, limonada (limeade), are served all over the country. The best places to sample these […]

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Aguacate Relleno de Atún (Tuna Stuffed Avocado)

5 comments June 19, 2014
Aguacate Relleno de Atún (Tuna Stuffed Avocado)

Stuffed avocados are a popular appetizer in Colombia and other parts of Latin America. We stuffed them with shrimp, fish, chicken, crab or tuna salad in Colombia. This Aguacate Relleno de Atún (Tuna Stuffed Avocado) recipe is very easy to make and a fantastic lunch, appetizer or summer dinner. The avocados are cut in halves […]

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