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.
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 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.
Bean and Hominy Pot Pie
The Latin section of your supermarket is a great place to find a wide variety of canned beans, spices and interesting ingredients like the hominy that’s featured in this Southwestern-inspired potpie.
Chilaquiles are a traditional breakfast or brunch dish in Mexico, often a way to use the previous day’s leftover tortillas.
Stuffed Cubanella Peppers
Mix together well. Stuff 12 – 18 Cubanella peppers – lightly – not too tight. Fry in additional oil slowly till tender & brown. Serve…
Pecan Rum Cakes with Figs
Every bite of this rich sweet cake delivers the exotic taste of figs and spices and a satisfying crunch of pecans.
Chicken Enchiladas with Tomatillo Sauce
This tender chicken is wrapped in delicate corn tortillas and baked under a bubbly sauce flavored with cilantro and chiles.
Savory Fresh Corn Pancakes
These sweet and savory fresh corn pancakes, called “cachapas” in Venezuela, can be served with a soft cheese and eaten as a hearty breakfast, light lunch, or snack.
Peach Salsa with Jalapeno and Cilantro
A quick-and-easy topping for fish, chicken or turkey burgers.
Fast-off-the-Grill Chorizo Quesadillas
Heat a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Use a spatula to crumble the chorizo as you place it in the pan. Sauté the chorizo until…
Easy Sausage Empanadas
Crumble sausage in a medium skillet. Add onion, garlic powder, cumin and oregano; cook over medium-high heat till sausage is no longer pink. Drain and…