Bollo Limpio is a Colombian side dish popular in the Caribbean region of the country. These hominy corn rolls are wrapped in corn husks and boiled.
What is Bollo Limpio?
It is a wrapped hominy corn and cheese dish from the city of Barranquilla, in Colombia. Bollo Limpio is usually served with chicharrón, chorizos, butifarras, and other Colombian fried meats on the side. It's a bland corn roll and the perfect dish to balance flavorful or greasy meats.
Bollo Limpio Recipe (Boiled Hominy Corn Rolls)
- 5 cups cooked hominy corn
- 2 cups grated or crumbled queso fresco
- 6 tablespoons of melted butter
- Salt to your taste
- Corn husks for wrapping
- Place the corn, cheese, melted butter and salt in the food processor and mix until the corn is pureed.
- Transfer mixture to a bowl and let it sit for 15 minutes.
- For each bollo, arrange 2 corn husks on a work surface. Divide the mixture evenly and place in the center of the husks.
- Roll the corn husks so that the filling is completely enclosed. Twist and tie the ends.
- In large pot place about 2 cups of water. Place the pot on the stove over high heat until the water is boiling, reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for about 40 to 45 minutes.
Bollo Limpio is one of those dishes you don’t normally find at Colombian restaurants in the United States, which is a huge reason to make it yourself 🙂