Vegetarian recipes and info


Category - Latin American Recipes

Latin America includes all of South and Central America, as well as Mexico; however, since there is so much overlap and influence between Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine, those recipes are indexed separately.

Chimichurri

Chimichurri sauceArgentina’s answer to pesto: a thick, spicy sauce featuring fresh parsley or cilantro.

Chimichurri Tofu

Chimichurri tofuChewy tofu with a rich, herby coating.

Coconut Milk

Coconut milkInstead of buying canned coconut milk, make your own. It’s fast and easy, plus you know exactly what’s in it.

Coconut Rice

Coconut riceSimply cooking rice in coconut milk instead of water adds a whole new dimension of flavor. Since coconut is a tropical fruit, coconut rice is traditional to southern Indian, southeast Asian, and Latin American cuisines.

Cuban Orange Mojo Tofu

Zesty orange mojo baked tofuChewy tofu marinated in a tangy orange sauce and roasted.

Fried Plantains

Fried plaintainsPlantains taste like bananas crossed with potatoes. Fried, they make a slightly sweet, starchy accompaniment to rice and beans.

Gallo Pinto

Gallo pintoGallo pinto, literally “spotted rooster,” is ubiquitous in Costa Rica and Nicaragua. It refers to black beans and rice cooked together, and is served at every meal, surrounded by various side dishes. It’s easy to make and very healthy.

Salsa a la huancaína

Salsa a la huancaínaA spicy sauce from the Huancayo region of Peru traditionally made with fresh cheese. This vegan version relies on nutritional yeast instead.

Spanish Rice

Spanish riceSpanish rice is a traditional, somewhat spicy side dish found throughout Latin America.

Tofu Chicharrones

Tofu chicharronesChicharrones are bits of deep-fried pork belly much beloved in Latin America. This adaptation offers veg*ns the same greasy, chewy goodness.

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