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Latin American recipes

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.

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5 reviews
 
1hr50min

This is a warming Brazilian chicken soup made with rice, carrots, tomatoes and lardons.

Recipe by: CORWYNN DARKHOLME

 
7 reviews
 
5min

Authentic mango margaritas make an impressive party cocktail. Or simply serve on a balmy Sunday afternoon!

Recipe by: CEWILSON

 
5 reviews
 
1hr20min

A tamale is a Mexican and Native American dish consisting of a soft cornmeal (masa) dough filled with meat, cheese or vegetables, then steamed. This recipe is for a flavourful pork filling. If you are making your own tamale dough, you may want to reserve 250ml of the stock before draining - it makes delicious tamales. You can always use this pork filling for tacos, burritos or enchiladas, as well.

Recipe by: APPLUVR

 
4 reviews
 
35min

This is a classic fried pastry, with versions popular in Chile, Argentina and the US. This recipe is similar to the ones you find in New Mexico. Roll in a mixture of cinnamon and caster sugar immediately after frying, or try drizzling with honey.

Recipe by: Ellin

 
5 reviews
 
2hr45min

This is a version of the bread that is made for All Soul's Day on November 2, known as the Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) in Mexico. You can also mould the bread into different shapes, such as angels and animals.

Recipe by: Lola

 
6 reviews
 
30min

This fabulous storecupboard dish tastes fantastic and is so simple to make. The addition of coconut milk gives it a real taste of the Caribbean.

Recipe by: Maggie Pannell

 
3 reviews
 
1hr

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.

Recipe by: Nancy Friskey

 
4 reviews
 
1hr

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.

Recipe by: Azmina Govindji

 
3 reviews
 
15min

This Mexican-inspired salad works well as an addition to wraps, tacos and burritos. It's also good to spoon onto scrambled eggs. Of course, it's great on it's own, too! If you can't find tinned black beans, substitute dried or a tin of borlotti beans.

Recipe by: Pam Garrison

 
3 reviews
 
25min

Homemade seasoning for yummy chicken fajitas. You have to try this one!!

Recipe by: kinkybutton

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