South American Recipes

    Looking for authentic recipes from Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Brazil or Venezuela? Maybe you are looking for a recipe for Brigadeiro or a ceviche or empanadas? We have recipes for these and much more.

    51 Recipes




    Global Cuisine

    86 reviews

    Chimichurri is a marinade and sauce that hails from Argentina. It's excellent on steaks, and best used immediately.

    Recipe by: Ty Robbins

    38 reviews

    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 in the USA. Roll in a mixture of cinnamon and caster sugar immediately after frying, or try drizzling with honey.

    Recipe by: Ellin

    2 reviews

    Quinoa, a delicately flavoured whole grain that originated in South America, is higher in protein than any other grain. You can find it in health-food stores or in the health-food section of large supermarkets. The good news for busy cooks is that it takes no longer to cook than white rice.

    Recipe by: Patsy Jamieson, Diane Temple

    1 review

    You can make this easy fudge-like sweet using salted peanuts if you like. This will give it a slightly salty bite.

    Recipe by: RitaT

    6 reviews

    A popular snack in Brazil, these delicious Parmesan cheese puffs are easy to make and also gluten free!

    Recipe by: GraƧaRibeiro

    34 reviews

    This is a Brazilian favourite (and an old family recipe) and takes no cooking at all. It's a little tart and tangy for those of you who don't like your desserts to be too sweet.

    Recipe by: VALERIEKOOKA

    1 review

    Chimichurri is an Argentinian steak sauce based on parsley and garlic. Here it is served with lean pork kebabs.

    Recipe by: Zoƫ Harpham

    24 reviews

    A super easy carrot cake to make - just blend all the ingredients in a food processor and bake! Top with chocolate icing for an extra treat.

    Recipe by: Nina

    291 reviews

    This is a simplified version of a common Brazilian dish that I remember from my childhood. You can use any firm-fleshed white fish.

    Recipe by: BellevueMama

    1 review

    In this recipe, slices of beef are marinated in a tangy green herb-based sauce, called chimichurri sauce, which hails from Argentina, making them tender and juicy. They are complemented nicely by crispy grilled potatoes.

    Recipe by: Ariana Klepac

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