Latin American recipes (854)

    Find authentic recipes from Brazil, Peru, Chile, Argentina and more. We have loads of authentic and festive recipes from home cooks like you, including Latin American starters for your next dinner party.

    Latin American recipe collections

    Mexican
    Mexican   (491)
    Brazilian
    Brazilian   (98)
    Peruvian
    Peruvian   (11)

    Top Latin American recipes

     
    1 review
     
    1hr20min

    This fish stew, called moqueca, is a very typical Brazilian dish that originated in the Northeast. The palm oil gives it its distinctive flavour.

    Recipe by: GraçaRibeiro

     
    15 reviews
     
    55min

    How easy is this carrot cake? No grating - everything's mixed in a blender or food processor till smooth. You don't have to use the icing, but try it - it's gorgeous!

    Recipe by: Nina

     
    315 reviews
     
    35min

    You can make these Mexican flat breads thin or thick, depending on your preference. Great recipe to make with your kids, who can then fill them with whatever they like.

    Recipe by: Esther Nelson

     
    34 reviews
     
    1hr45min

    This is my favourite Caribbean dish which is very well seasoned (a trademark of Caribbean food) and have always enjoyed it as a child. The sauce should not be as thick as a curry and not too watery if that makes any sense. There are many varieties of this dish and is always best served with rice and peas and West Indian pepper sauce.

    Recipe by: winstono2005

     
    1223 reviews
     
    10hr15min

    The pork used for carnitas is so tender that it just falls apart. That's why a slow cooker is ideal! You could also use this pork filling for tamales, enchiladas, tacos and burritos. Serve with soft flour tortillas, salsa and fresh coriander.

    Recipe by: Erin Parker

    Videos: Latin American recipes

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      Chimichurri sauce
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      Tostones (Fried plantain chips)
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      Tacos al pastor
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      Mexican sangrita
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      Quince empanadas
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      Prawn and scallop ceviche
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      Perfect pina colada
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      Pão de queijo (Brazilian cheese bread)
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      Brazilian fish stew
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      Cuban mojito
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      Rich Mexican creme caramel
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      Impossible cake
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      Guacamole with tomatoes
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      Grand margarita
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      Feijoada
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      Easy tres leches cake
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      Dulce de leche mousse
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      Cuba libre cocktail
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      Creamy corn empanadas
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      Christmas roast leg of pork
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      Char-grilled tomatillo salsa
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      Capirotada (Mexican bread pudding)
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      Caipirinha
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      Brazilian Christmas rice
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      Brazilian brigadeiros
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      Brazilian carrot cake with chocolate icing
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      Carne en su jugo (Mexican beef in its juices)
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      Classic caipirinha
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      Authentic empanada pastry
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      Mango and white fish ceviche
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      Strawberry kiwi caipirinha
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      Coxinhas (Brazilian chicken croquettes)
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      Elote (Mexican corn on the cob)
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      Dulce de leche empanadas
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      Classic empanadas
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      Horchata

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