Argentines love to eat, and with such incredible food and drink across the country we can see why! Argentinian dishes have a distinct Mediterranean flavour thanks to Spanish colonisation in the 16th century, and later the immigration of Italians during the 1800s, but with a Latin influence that’s unique. Expect to find beef, pork, ribs, sausages, blood sausages and sweetbreads hot off the grill.
Famous as the land of red meat, the beef here is divine, but there is far more to Argentine cuisine than empanadas and steak. Argentinian cuisine is delicious, so we’re rounding up some great recipes to try at home.
We’re sharing some of the best classic Argentinian dishes. These recipes aren’t just any recipes either, as they have been created by the world’s top food bloggers. The best of the best. Make sure check out the other great dishes on their sites too.
The Best Argentinian Dishes
There are two types of alfajores, corn starch alfajores and sablee alfajores, this recipe is for the sablee ones. They are eaten all over the country and utterly delicious.
Recipe created by Irmi and Andy.
Choripan is an Argentinian staple. Eaten at soccer games and for a late night bite, amongst other occasions, it’s one of the most common street foods in Argentina.
Recipe created by Summer and Marcelo Migoni.
Empanadas are basically like a Mexican version of a cornish pasty, but with lighter pastry and zingier fillings. They taste absolutely delicious!
Recipe created by Natasha.
Chimichurri Chicken Bites are a great party appetizer that always fly off the plate! The ideal snack to start a dinner party with. They’re quick to make too, and super easy.
Recipe created by Kristy.
An Argentinian decadent dessert made of crispy, thin pastry layers sandwiched between Dulce de Leche and topped with meringue. If you have a sweet tooth, this delicious dessert will tick all the boxes.
Recipe created by Oana.
Chimichurri is a classic green salsa made of finely chopped parsley, oregano, onion, garlic, chilli pepper flakes, olive oil and vinegar. This steak salad is the salad of dreams! A simple chimichurri sauce, bursting with zingy flavour, drizzled over juicy strips of steak.The perfect celebration meal.
Recipe created by Nicky.
Learn how to cook Milanese (Cotoletta all Milanese) – thin, crispy crumbled meat steaks baked in the oven topped with tomato sauce, ham and cheese! Such an easy weeknight dinner recipe when you’re running out of ideas. This is an Italian-inspired dish.
Recipe created by Oana.
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