Latin American Recipes & Food Ideas
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Lomo Saltado
Worthy of a spot in your weeknight rotation.
Jan 24, 2022
Avocado Salsa
A chunky salsa full of avocado and tomatoes that's as at home on a tortilla chip as it is next to grilled chicken or fish.
Jan 23, 2022
Mole Sauce
This recipe is the perfect special occasion dinner.
Jan 18, 2022
Ropa Vieja
A quicker way to the famous Cuban dish.
Jan 16, 2022
Caldo de Pollo
It starts with an easy, relatively quick, and 100%-worth-it homemade chicken broth.
Jan 11, 2022
Ron Ponche
The Panamanian custard-style beverage is creamy, spiced perfection.
Dec 21, 2021
Rasta Pasta
It's the ultimate weeknight dinner.
Nov 22, 2021
Mashed Mofongo
It combines everything you love about buttery mashed potatoes with garlicky mashed fried plantains.
Nov 22, 2021
Shortcut Mole Sauce
This doctored-up mole sauce is the star of my Thanksgiving table.
Nov 22, 2021
Crispy Chicken Taquitos Are the Perfect Make-Ahead Party App
You only need five ingredients!
Nov 8, 2021
Nothing Will Put You in a Festive Mood Faster than a Warm Cup of Navegado
It's the comfort your soul needs.
Oct 31, 2021
Fiesta Chicken Comes Together in Less than 30 Minutes
And you only need one pan!
Oct 30, 2021
Cachapas Are the Ultimate Sweet and Savory Treat
If you've never had the Venezuelan corn pancakes, you're in for a treat.
Oct 30, 2021
Cheesy Beef Burrito Casserole Is the Perfect Make-Ahead Dinner
Leftovers are amazing.
Oct 29, 2021
Fany Gerson’s Calabaza en Tacha (Candied Pumpkin)
The combination of tender candied pumpkin and a spiced syrup make this traditional Mexican dish the ultimate fall treat.
Oct 28, 2021
Cheesy Baked Salsa Chicken Is a Weeknight Hero
Make it for dinner tonight.
Oct 24, 2021
This Make-Ahead Enchilada Sauce Makes Weeknight Cooking a Breeze
It's perfect for enchiladas, burritos, chilaquiles, and soup.
Oct 19, 2021
This Espresso-Infused Icebox Cake Was Inspired by Puerto Rican Coffee Culture
Crispy cookies drizzled with coffee syrup, fluffy dulce de leche filling, and crunchy sesame candies come together in this towering treat.
Oct 15, 2021
This Game-Changing Pasta Salad Is Packed with Corn, Avocado, and Lime
All your summer favorites packed into a crave-worthy side.
Oct 13, 2021
My New Go-to Jerk Chicken Recipe Packs in Tons of Flavor (in Way Less Time)
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To serve, I pair the chicken with cooked brown rice, black beans, salsa, and fried plantains — aka deliciousness in a bowl.
Oct 13, 2021
These Cajun Stuffed Plantains Are a Delicious Ode to My Heritage
My Honduran and Louisiana roots come together in this fun dish.
Oct 7, 2021
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Chorizo Chochoyotes in Pistachio Pipián Is the Perfect ‘Entry Mole’ for the Home Cook
These tender nixtamal dumplings are perhaps the most underrated treats in the world of masa-based dishes. In Veracruz, you can find chochoyotes in a creamy black bean stew to boost its fortifying properties; in Oaxaca, you’ll find them floating in spicy mole amarillo. Consider them yet another trick up your sleeve in the masa kingdom.Each chochoyote packs so much toasty and nutty flavor in such a delicate bite.
Oct 6, 2021
This Umami-Packed Black Trumpet Mushroom Rice Is My Favorite Haitian Dish
Rich rice and tender jumbo shrimp are an unbeatable combo.
Sep 30, 2021
Crunchy Mushroom-Stuffed Potato Balls Are My Take on a Puerto Rican Classic
Rellenos de papas get a vegan makeover in this delicious recipe.
Sep 29, 2021
Creamy, Coconutty Batata Casserole Is a Delicious Combination of My Cultures
It's my take on the classic sweet potato casserole.
Sep 17, 2021
Easy, Comforting Arroz con Bacalao Immediately Transports Me to Puerto Rico
This delicious combination of rice and salted cod fish is one of my favorite things.
Sep 15, 2021
Add Steak Quesadillas to Your Meal Plan ASAP
Don’t forget the toppings.
Sep 7, 2021
Taco Lasagna Is the Most Comforting Dinner You’ll Cook This Week
Grab your trusty 9x13 baking dish, and let me show you how it’s done.
Aug 26, 2021
Loaded Carne Asada Fries Give You the Best of Both Worlds
Why choose between tacos, nachos, and french fries when you can have it all?
Aug 23, 2021
Skirt Steak with Chimichurri
This beefy skirt steak cooks quickly and easily in the broiler, and is topped with an herby, garlicky, and tangy chimichurri sauce.
Aug 20, 2021
Recipe: Grilled Cactus and Corn Salad
Among the summer treats we found at the Barnsdall Art Park market this week were sweet corn and fresh nopales, or prickly pear cactus paddles. We picked up a few ears and pads and when we got home, they went straight to the grill and into a salad. Nopales are a wonderful salad ingredient; they’re lemony and succulent with a slippery texture similar to okra.
Aug 13, 2021
15-Minute Crispy Baked Tortilla Chips Are the Ultimate Homemade Appetizer
This easy method results in perfect chips every time.
Jul 23, 2021
Mushroom "Carnitas" Are Crispy, Savory, Greasy Perfection
Pile them into tacos for the most satisfying vegan dinner.
Jul 20, 2021
Cheesy, Meaty Taco Pizza Is the Best of Both Worlds
Taco pizza means you never have to choose.
Jul 15, 2021
This 5-Ingredient Marinade Is the Secret to Wow-Worthy Tacos
This citrus-chile marinade was born out of a need to impress my friends — and spoiler: it worked.
Jun 30, 2021
Messy, Smoky Churrasca Sandwiches Are the Chilean Sandwich I Love the Best
Grilled pork, fresh salsa, tons of garlicky mayo — all on smoky homemade flatbread. Yes, it's as good as it sounds.
Jun 26, 2021
These Grilled Shrimp Tacos Are Like a Party on Your Plate
Every bite is crunchy, creamy, smoky, and spicy.
Jun 24, 2021
Gregory Gourdet's Whole Roasted Jerk Cauliflower
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Think you know whole-roasted cauliflower? You haven't had this one yet.
Jun 7, 2021
These Warm, Flaky Breakfast Empanadas Have a Smart Supermarket Shortcut
Brunch Fest
You'll be digging in in no time.
May 11, 2021
The Fresh & Filling Breakfast I've Been Eating My Entire Life
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It only takes 10 minutes to make.
May 7, 2021
This Creamy, Saucy Chicken Stew Is for Cilantro-Lovers (Like Me!)
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The bold, tart, deep flavors always satisfy my comfort cravings.
May 5, 2021
How To Make Guacamole With Garlic & Onions
One small step can make a big difference.
May 5, 2021
Here's My Secret for the Best, Juiciest Shredded Chicken
Taco night will never be the same.
Apr 15, 2021
Sweet and Spicy Steak Bites Will Wake Up Your Weeknight Dinner Game
Bring on the sweet heat.
Apr 13, 2021
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Chicken Tortilla Soup Is the Delicious No-Stress Dinner You Need Tonight
When you make this 30-minute chicken tortilla soup for dinner, you’re bound to get the whole family excited. It’s not just because it’s flavor-packed, spice-loaded, and full of hearty meat and beans. It’s because half the fun of serving it is the DIY toppings. Even the pickiest eater will have fun crushing tortilla chips on top of their bowl, along with a combination of avocado, sour cream, and scallions.
Apr 13, 2021
How To Make My Mom’s Picadillo, the Most Comforting One-Skillet Dinner I Know
It's the perfect pantry-friendly weeknight meal.
Feb 19, 2021
This Flourless Chocolate Cake Is Impossibly Rich and Creamy
And it slides right out of the pan every time.
Feb 1, 2021
Build-Your-Own Burrito Bowls Are Faster than Takeout
Complete with cilantro-lime rice and plenty of avocado.
Jan 9, 2021
Meal Prep These Turkey Enchiladas for the Easiest-Ever Dinner
Assemble them in the morning and pop them in the oven at night.
Jan 5, 2021
Mely Martínez’s Bistec a la Mexicana (Mexican-Style Steak)
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Dishes are called a la Mexicana when they use a combination of tomatoes, peppers, and onions, because their colors represent those of the Mexican flag (green, white, and red).
Dec 16, 2020
Mely Martínez’s Enchiladas Verdes (Green Enchiladas)
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The melted Swiss cheese on top is what sets these enchiladas apart.
Dec 15, 2020
When I Have Absolutely Nothing Prepared for Dinner I Make Rotisserie Chicken Tacos
They're a huge family hit.
Dec 10, 2020
Instant Pot Chicken Enchilada Bowls Are Ready in 30 Minutes
Count yourself lucky if you have leftovers.
Dec 3, 2020
How To Make Flan: The Easiest Method for Perfect Results Every Time
This foolproof version comes together quickly in a blender.
Nov 19, 2020
This Flan Is Studded with Cranberry Jelly (!)
Thanksgiving Food Fest 2020
This holiday twist on creamy flan features the addition of sweet-tart cranberry sauce.
Nov 17, 2020
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Sheet Pan Veggie Nachos Are Easy, Cheesy, and Ready in No Time
You don’t need an excuse to eat nachos for dinner, but we’d like to give you one, just in case. Add these veggie-loaded nachos, which feature the unexpected deliciousness of Daiya plant-based cheeze, to your recipe roster ASAP. Daiya’s new dairy-free Cheddar Style Cutting Board Shreds are nothing like what you’ve tasted in the past.
Oct 26, 2020
How To Make Spiced Mexican Wedding Cookies
Perhaps you know them as Russian tea cakes?
Sep 17, 2020
Recipe: Spiced Mexican Wedding Cookies
When she was still with us, my grandmother baked Mexican wedding cookies every Christmas Eve. Today these nutty, powdered sugar-coated cookies take me back to her little house in San Fernando, where it was warm on most Southern Californian Christmases; I sensed these cookies were her way of giving us snow for Christmas.
Sep 17, 2020
This Creamy Homemade Ice Cream Tastes Like a Refreshing Sip of Horchata
A scoop of horchata ice cream is a summer must.
Sep 3, 2020
This Cheesy Squash Casserole Will Remind You Why Your Slow Cooker Is Awesome
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It's packed with veggies and supremely satisfying.
Sep 2, 2020
This Is the Quickest Frozen Strawberry Margarita You’ll Ever Make
You're just two ingredients away from the easiest boozy thirst-quencher.
Aug 17, 2020
Here's How To Make 20-Minute Enchilada Sauce Out of Pantry Staples
This five-ingredient recipe is the fastest, easiest way to make enchilada sauce from scratch.
Jul 28, 2020
Recipe: Sweet Fried Plantains (Plátanos Maduros)
Here’s a sweet and savory side dish that’s economical and easy to make. Sweet fried plantains, or plátanos maduros in Spanish, are a staple of Latin American cuisine, and are found in a few West African dishes as well. These chewy, slightly caramelized disks pair well with black bean soup, roast chicken, rice, or simply on their own.The preparation technique is similar in most areas, but the garnishes are different. For example, in Venezuela, cinnamon is added.
Jul 20, 2020
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Cilantro Lime Coleslaw Is a Make-Ahead Side That Will Get Major Attention
Potato salad gets a lot of love, and pasta salad is as easy as can be, but coleslaw is our go-to summer side dish. It’s easy to make, it takes no time at all, and it brings fresh, vibrant colors to your dinner table. Dare we say a great coleslaw will upstage a salad any day of the week?But this is not your everyday coleslaw. For starters, it ups the flavor ante with citrusy coriander and lime mayonnaise dressing.
Jul 15, 2020
20-Minute Crispy Fish Tacos Are My Family's Ultimate Miracle Meal
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These crispy fried fish tacos have become a weekly quarantine staple in my household that everyone — including my children — eats with gusto.
Jul 7, 2020
Protein-Packed Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers Are an Easy Weeknight Win
Add these to your weekly rotation.
Jun 23, 2020
Forget the Kids' Menu — This Cheese-Crusted Mushroom Quesadilla Is All Grown Up
This loaded quesadilla isn't playing around.
Jun 22, 2020
These Refried Bean Tostadas Are Creamy, Crispy, Cheesy Perfection
They're the answer to dinner tonight.
May 27, 2020
Instant Pot Carnitas Are Easy, Quick, and Ridiculously Good
Tender, flavor-packed carnitas in a fraction of the time.
May 19, 2020
5-Ingredient Chicken Fajita Foil Packets Practically Make Themselves
Let the grill do all the work for you.
May 20, 2020