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Green plantain patties with cheese

Green plantain patties stuffed with cheese {Tortillas de verde}

Recipe for Ecuadorian green plantain patties stuffed with cheese, also known as tortillas de verde, made with a dough of green plantains, a cheese filling, and cooked on a griddle or frying pan. [read more]
Steak salad with blue cheese

Steak salad with blue cheese, avocado and basil balsamic dressing

Delicious recipe for steak salad with blue cheese, avocado and basil balsamic dressing, made with grilled or seared beef, diced avocado, crumbled blue cheese, red onions and a basil balsamic salad dressing. [read more]
Spanish tortilla with ham

Spanish tortilla with ham

Easy recipe to prepare a homemade Spanish tortilla with ham. This baked tortilla omelette is made with potatoes, eggs, onions, ham, garlic, and jalapeños (or bell peppers). [read more]
Citrus habanero salsa

Citrus habanero salsa

Citrus habanero salsa made with a selection of citrus fruits, including oranges, grapefruit, blood orange, mandarins, kumquats, as well as habanero peppers, red onion, lime juice, cilantro, and cumin. [read more]
Waffles with creamy tomato scrambled eggs

Waffles with creamy tomato scrambled eggs

Waffles topped with creamy tomato scrambled eggs, avocado, and queso fresco. This savory waffle topping is prepared with eggs, tomatoes, onions, garlic, cumin, achiote or annatto, and cilantro. [read more]
Bacon and cheese stuffed ripe plantains

Bacon and cheese stuffed ripe plantains {Canoas de plátano con tocino y queso}

Recipe for bacon and cheese stuffed ripe plantains made with baked ripe plantains filled with crispy bacon, grated mozzarella and queso fresco. Served with spicy aji criollo hot sauce. [read more]
Simple avocado and tomato salad

Simple avocado and tomato salad

Simple and delicious avocado and tomato salad made with ripe tomatoes, avocado, onion, cilantro, lime juice, olive oil, and salt. [read more]
Cucumber salad

Cucumber salad with lime and cilantro

Easy and delicious cucumber salad recipe made with sliced cucumbers and red onions marinated with a lime cilantro dressing. [read more]
Sweet potato patties stuffed with cheese

Sweet potato patties stuffed with cheese {Llapingachos de camote}

Recipe for sweet potato patties stuffed with cheese, or llapingachos de camote, made with mashed sweet potatoes, onion and achiote refrito, and cheese. [read more]
Caprese stuffed avocado

Caprese stuffed avocado

Recipe for caprese stuffed avocado, a delicious appetizer or salad made by filling ripe avocados with tomato and mozzarella caprese salad drizzled with balsamic vinegar reduction. [read more]
Tomato mozzarella caprese salad

Tomato mozzarella caprese salad

Easy recipe for homemade tomato and mozzarella caprese salad with balsamic vinegar reduction and basil garlic oil. [read more]
Fried plantains with cheese

Fried plantains with cheese

Easy recipe for fried plantains with melted cheese, made with sweet ripe plantains topped with grated quesillo or grated mozzarella. [read more]
Pastel de choclo con queso or pastel de humita

Pastel de choclo con queso or pastel de humita savory corn cake

Pastel de choclo con queso or pastel de humita is a savory baked fresh corn and cheese cake or casserole dish from South America. [read more]
Salsa de ciruelas pasas or prune sauce

Salsa de ciruelas or prune sauce

Salsa de ciruelas or prune sauce made with prunes, red wine, port, shallots, and balsamic vinegar. This sauce goes great with turkey, pork, chicken, duck and other meats. [read more]
Relleno de pavo or turkey stuffing

Relleno de pavo or turkey stuffing

Sweet and savory holiday turkey stuffing made with ground meat, chorizo, bacon, apple, raisins, olives, walnuts, bread crumbs, spices, herbs and more. [read more]
Ecuadorian molo recipe

Molo or Ecuadorian mashed potatoes

Molo is an Ecuadorian version of mashed potatoes. The mashed potatoes are mixed with milk, cream, queso fresco and a refrito of onions, garlic, and achiote or annatto. Molo is served with lettuce leaves, hard boiled eggs, hot pepper slices, avocados, scallions, cilantro or parsley, tomato and onion curtido and [read more]
Grilled corn or choclos asados

Grilled corn with cilantro queso fresco sauce

Recipe for grilled corn with a cilantro queso fresco sauce, inspired by Ecuadorian street food of choclos asados con salsa de queso y cilantro. [read more]
Stuffed hominy patties with peanut sauce, pickled onions and aji sauce

Llapingachos de mote or hominy corn patties

Llapingachos de mote are hominy patties stuffed with pork or cheese, cooked on a hot griddle, and served garnish with peanut sauce, pickled red onions and aji criollo hot sauce. A great way to use pork fritada or pork carnitas leftovers. [read more]
Spicy cranberry mango sauce

Spicy cranberry mango sauce

Spicy cranberry sauce recipe made with fresh cranberries, mangoes, jalapenos, brown sugar, passion fruit juice and cilantro. [read more]
Cancha or maiz tostado

Tostado

Maiz tostado is a South American snack made by toasting cancha or chulpe corn. [read more]