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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Homemade seasoning for yummy chicken fajitas. You have to try this one!!
Fresh ripe tomatoes, chillies, onion, garlic and coriander with a splash of lime juice - all you need to make a delightfully refreshing salsa. Adjust the heat level by experimenting with the amount and type of chillies you use. Jalapeños will give the most heat! Use jarred if you can't find them fresh.
This is a Mexican inspired soup dish. Chilli beans are slowly cooked with sweetcorn, black beans and chicken in a seasoned tomato soup base. Enjoy for lunch or dinner. Serve with a dollop of soured cream, grated Cheddar cheese and crushed tortilla chips.
This jerk chicken is one of my nephew's favourite barbecue recipes. This well rounded flavour of sweet, hot, herbal and spicy chicken can be served with rice, beans or pasta. Or just make a chicken sandwich out of it! I also add garlic and a kiwi fruit to the marinade.