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.
A simple and hearty chicken chilli soup, which makes a lovely meal in itself. Chicken is simmered with peppers and cannellini beans in a spicy sauce. Serve on its own, or with rice, jacket potatoes or crusty bread. Use more or less chillies according to how spicy you like it.
Although in northern Mexico ‘fajitas’ refers to a specific cut of beef, elsewhere in the world the term has come to describe a combination of sizzling pan-grilled chicken strips with peppers and onions, wrapped in a flour tortilla. The dish has very little fat, but lots and lots of fresh flavours.
Pao de Queijo is a Brazilian cheese bread made with tapioca flour. They’re puffy and chewy, like Japanese mocha, and perfect finger food, great for dipping! This Brazil recipe is really simple and will not take you long at all. This recipe is also great for coeliacs as tapioca flour is gluten-free.
Jamaican goat curry is a national dish. Shows the Indian influence in Jamaica. Tasty served with rice and peas and fried plantain.
In this unusual upside-down cake, juicy slices of mango are topped with a simple, light sponge mixture flavoured with lime zest and coconut. After baking, the cake is turned out so that the fruit is on top, then finished by dredging with icing sugar and caramelising under a hot grill.
Tortillas, either made from wheat flour or cornmeal, are the basic bread that accompanies almost every meal in Mexico. These flour tortillas are easy to make and they have a multitude of uses – serve with meals in place of bread, make wraps with sandwich fillings, or roll round a savoury mixture, sprinkle with cheese and bake.
I took a look around the site for a recipe like this, and not having found one, I decided to have a go creating one. My family really enjoy it. You can adjust the heat to your own preference. You could also omit the chicken for a nutritious vegetarian option. I think it's pretty versatile. It would be delicious served with tortilla chips, guacamole and a fresh green salad. Hope you like it!
This takes a while to marinate, but with beef this toothsome it is well worth it. Serve hot with flour tortillas, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, salsa and soured cream. This also works well with pork.
My grandmother came up with this recipe to use up some larger than life marrow that came from her garden. You can use courgette if you haven't any marrow. Also a nice way to use up those leftover bananas!
Easy, rich and hearty vegetarian chilli which is a firm favourite with the whole family. We like it best with rice and grated cheese, but it's also good in tortilla wraps or with a jacket potato. Makes a large batch so it's good for a crowd, or freeze half for later.