Salsa, picadillo, chimichurri, pico de gallo—Latin American foods are as much fun to cook as they are to say. With fiery chile sauces, creamy avocadoes, hearty beans and savory meats, Latin American food dances across your palate in a breezy, most satisfying way.
This bright mole recipe brings earthy, nutritious carrots to the forefront.
Beef Ropa Vieja
In this traditional Latin favorite, meat is shredded to resemble rags—hence the translation to “old clothes.”
Avocado and Jicama Salad
This recipe combines creamy avocado, crisp jicama and crunchy radish to create a sensational salad.
Grilled Chicken Breasts with Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette
A Latin flavor combination of cumin, chili powder, lime and cilantro.
Chicken Salad with Carrots and Chives
Carrots and chives freshen up standard chicken salad for a variation that’s wildly popular on Brazilian street corners.
Black Bean and Sausage Soup
Black bean and chorizo are natural partners in a filling soup that hails from Brazil.
Steak with Fried Garlic
A classic steak dish from Rio de Janeiro named after a Brazilian politician.
Arroz con Pollo (Rice with Chicken)
This chicken and rice is traditionally made in a paella pan, which can go gracefully from oven to table.
Roasted Pepper and Tomato Salsa
By roasting your peppers and tomatoes first, you give the salsa a standout smoky flavor that goes beyond simple diced tomatoes.
Chimichurri Grilled Beef
A Latin-American sauce of herbs, garlic and oil tops a thin slices of grilled beef.
Serenade Vegetable Tacos
A wonderfully aromatic taco recipe chock-full of fresh vegetables and spices, courtesy of Restaurant Serenade in New Jersey.
Creamy Enchilada Dip
This dip made with ancho chiles and sour cream tastes like red enchilada sauce; serve it with salty tortilla chips.