South American dishes

7 South American Dishes You Have To Try

The food in South America is some of the best in the world, with big, bold flavours. South American dishes range from famous Argentinian steak to tasty meat-filled empanadas, tropical fruits, grilled barbecue meats and so much more.

We’re including some of the best recipes from bloggers who are experts in South American cuisine…

South American Dishes

1. Argentinian Choripan With Chimichurri

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.

2. Bolivian-Style Beef Empanadas

These can be eaten any time of day and are often served with the Bolivian salsa called llajua. They are especially popular as a mid-morning snack and are easy to find from street vendors.

South American dishes

3. Chilean-Style Ceviche

A classic South American-style ceviche that is fresh, zingy and packed full of juicy fish. You will never get bored of making this recipe.

South American dishes

4. Ecuadorian Chicken Stew

A rich and hearty chicken stew made with peas, potatoes and flavoured with achiote, cumin and smoked paprika that will warm you up on a cold night.

5. Feijoada (Brazilian Black Bean Stew)

One delicious southern traditional dish is this Brazilian black beans, and pork stew! This dish is one of the favourites and goes very well with white rice, oranges, and cabbage! If you ever go to Brazil, you just have to eat the Feijoada!

Traditional Brazilian Dishes

6. Peruvian Papas A La Huancaína

Papas A La Huancaína is essentially a dish of potatoes smothered in spicy cheese sauce. The recipe starts with steamed golden potatoes, and the cheese sauce is a blend of cheese, aji amarillo, garlic and milk. It all comes together to create a soupy, stewy, golden dish with some subtle heat and lots of flavour.

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7. Brazilian Beer Chicken

The recipes uses boneless, skinless chicken thighs instead of a whole chicken and coarse grain mustard. The meat ends up tender beyond belief.

South American dishes

Sarah Clayton-Lea

Co-founder of Big 7 Travel, Sarah created the company through her passion for championing the world's best food and travel experiences. Before her career in digital media, where she previously held roles such as Editor of Food&Wine Ireland, Sarah worked in the hospitality industry in Dublin and New York.

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