Summer Food

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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Chuyaco (Colombian Orange Salad)

7 comments May 21, 2014
Chuyaco (Colombian Orange Salad)

If you’re looking for salad recipe for Memorial Day weekend, try Chuyaco, a traditional orange salad from the department of El Valle del Cauca in Colombia. This orange salad is a perfect appetizer to start your meal, or a side dish for grilled meats and seafood. Eat it as is or with a light meal, […]

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Baked Salmon with Mango and Avocado

6 comments May 12, 2014
Baked Salmon with Mango and Avocado

Today I want to share something fresh and delicious, just the kind of recipe we could all use in our repertoire, an easy, wonderful salmon dish to feed your family, which can easily be doubled or tripled to serve a crowd. I love dishes like this Salmon with Mango and Avocado that require minimal preparation […]

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