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 ginger biscuit with added coffee flavour.
Mexican avocado spicy dip served with tortilla chips. Can also use as a topping for jacket potatoes or serve on the side with fajitas or enchiladas. I like it spicy but tend to make it milder when entertaining as not everyone likes it hot.
Plantains can only be eaten cooked. Fried plantains are a traditional treat in Latin America and many other parts of the world. Overly ripe plantains work best for this recipe. If you want a savoury experience, serve these with salt. If you want something sweet, serve with sugar and cinnamon.
This is a warming Brazilian chicken soup made with rice, carrots, tomatoes and lardons.
Authentic mango margaritas make an impressive party cocktail. Or simply serve on a balmy Sunday afternoon!
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.
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.