Peruvian dishes are a delicious contrast, with hot and cold foods often served together. With bold, spicy flavours, it’s a cuisine with a real kick to it. Traditional Peruvian cuisine can be divided geographically into three styles: seaside, mountain and rainforest. You might think of quinoa (and yes, that’s a staple ingredient), but potatoes, beans, corn, fresh seafood and roast meats are also mainstays of the cuisine.
The cuisine in Peru also has influences from immigrants throughout the years, in particular Cantonese-style foods from Chinese immigrants in the 19th century. There’s rich, hearty dishes such as fried beef, as well as lighter dishes like Peru’s classic ceviche.
Want to recreate them at home? We’re sharing some of the best classic Peruvian recipes. 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 Peruvian Dishes
Tiradito is a Peruvian take on sashimi, with a spicy citrus sauce. It’s easy to prepare, light and with a wonderful chili kick.
Recipe created by Caroline.
This is an easy to make Peruvian beef stir fry recipe! Made with beef tenderloin, onions, tomatoes, French fries and an amazing savoury and tangy sauce!
Recipe created by Nicole.
As with other Peruvian seafood dishes, limes play a big part in adding a tangy, bitter bite. In the case of the Jalea, lime juice marinates the accompanying onion, pepper, and corn salad to create a fresh, mildly spicy addition to the rich fish, shrimp, octopus, and squid plate.
This traditional Peruvian chicken soup is made with potatoes, poblano peppers, rice, lime juice, carrots, peas, sometimes corn and plenty of fresh cilantro. The soup is a lighter version of chicken chowder.
Recipe created by Kristina.
Peruvian food is having its moment and can be found all over the world. From traditional menus to hip and trendy fusion, this dish is a winner. Tuna Ceviche is light, fresh, packed with flavour and so easy to make.
Recipe created by Rick and Marc.
This vegan green rice gets amazing flavours from the onion, garlic, and cilantro. And since this recipe is inspired by the original Peruvian green rice dish, the rice is cooked in a mix of beer and water. It makes a big difference in the taste of the dish.
Recipe created by Carol.
This is roast chicken that will blow any other roast chicken recipe out of the water. It is marinated in lots of wonderful ingredients to keep it juicy and delicious.
Recipe created by Pam.
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