Traditional Colombian

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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12 Must Try Traditional Colombian Desserts

8 comments May 17, 2014
Salpicon de Frutas

If you have a sweet tooth or even an occasional sweet craving, this 12 Must Try Traditional Colombian Desserts post is for you! There are many variations of these desserts throughout Latin America, and you can even add your own special twist to them. I find most Colombian desserts to be quite delicious and addictive, […]

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Pusundao de Carne Serrrana (Salted Beef Stew)

7 comments May 6, 2014
Pusundao de Carne Serrrana (Salted Beef Stew)

Pusundao is a traditional dish from the Nariño department of Colombia, which is located in the Pacific region of the country. There are different variations of this popular dish, but these comforting stews are usually made with salted beef, chicken, or fish (bagre). The meat, fish or poultry is slow cooked with broth or coconut […]

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Arroz Atollado de Pollo y Chorizo (Creamy Rice with Chicken and Chorizo)

9 comments April 29, 2014
Arroz Atollado de Pollo y Chorizo (Creamy Rice with Chicken and Chorizo)

Arroz Atollado is a traditional Colombian dish from the Pacific region of the country, which includes the departments of Nariño, Chocó, Cauca, and El Valle del Cauca. This region of Colombia is located on the pacific ocean and borders Panama in the north and Ecuador in the south. There are many different variations of this […]

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Arepa Santandereana (Arepa from Santander)

8 comments April 25, 2014
Arepa Santandereana (Arepa from Santander)

Since posting my recipe for Arepa Boyacense, I’ve had several requests for a recipe for Homemade Arepa Santandereana. It took a few months, but I finally headed to the kitchen to give it a shot. The good news is, they are very easy to make. This Arepa Santandereana is from El Santander department of Colombia, […]

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Pegao de Arroz o Pega (Crispy White Rice)

4 comments April 22, 2014
Pegao de Arroz o Pega (Crispy White Rice)

Pegao de Arroz is the crusty rice left over at the bottom of the pot after cooking Colombian-style white rice. This rice dish is crispy and absolutely delicious…really! Unless you are a Latina, or spend a lot of time with a Latin family, chances are you’re not familiar with this home cooked side dish called […]

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Peto Costeño (Dried Corn Drink)

3 comments April 16, 2014
Peto Costeño (Dried Corn Drink)

El Peto Costeño is a traditional drink made with dried white corn from the Atlantic coast of Colombia. The recipe is very similar to Mazamorra Antioqueña. This drink is traditionally made by cooking dried corn with water, milk, cinnamon and panela or sugar, to make it taste sweeter. However, while visiting Cartagena a long time […]

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