South American Cuisine

A continent as large and diverse as South America brings cuisines rich in myriad influences. From Inca-influenced potatoes and quinoa in Peru to lamb and venison from the plains of Chile and Argentina, South American cuisine crosses all culinary boundaries--deliciously.

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Brazilian Black Rice

Food & Wine

This dish from Uxua hotel chef Aladim Alves traces its roots to the 1970s, when the beaches of Trancoso, Brazil, were a favorite hippie destination. It combines richly flavored Bahian seafood with healthy whole-grain black rice.

Total: 1 hr 30 mins

Pisco Sour Drink

Better Homes and Gardens


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T-Bone Churrasco a la Plancha

Food & Wine

Chef Francis Mallman delves into grilling methods like a la plancha -- on a griddle -- in his book.

Total: 1 hr

Giant Lima Beans with Stewed Tomatoes and Oregano Pesto

Food & Wine

Tangy feta cheese, a bright herbal pesto, and a crisp bread crumb topping all elevate this tomato-bean stew. It's sensational made with meaty Rancho Gordo giant limas from Peru, silky gigantes, or large limas from the grocery store.

Total: 3 hrs 40 mins


Better Homes and Gardens

There are many versions of this parsley-based sauce, but this recipe uses cooking oil instead of olive oil to give the sauce a milder flavor.

Total: 25 mins
Total: 40 mins

Chimichurri Sauce

Family Circle

Argentinian Gaucho Steak with Chimichurri


Chimichurri brightens up many grilled meat dishes in Argentina. Our recipe blends in a touch of cayenne pepper for spice, although you could omit it if you like.

Brazilian Seafood Soup

Food & Wine

This tangy, buttery, gorgeous soup -- bright red with dende oil -- is Daniel Boulud's riff on a recipe by French chef Claude Troisgros.

Total: 4 hrs 30 mins

Chimichurri Burgers with Grilled Plantains

Better Homes and Gardens

Chimichurri is a thick herb sauce found in Argentina cooking. Here it's tucked inside beef burgers prior to grilling.

Feijoada (fay-ZHWAH-duh) Baskets

Better Homes and Gardens

Brazilians have been cooking up this national dish of spicy black bean stew, known as Feijoada, for more than 300 years.

Beef Tenderloin with Three-Herb Chimichurri

Better Homes and Gardens

Chimichurri is an Argentine version of pesto. The cilantro, parsley and mint that make up this easy to make sauce play beautifully with the robust flavor of beef tenderloin. If you don't have shallots, feel free to substitute with an equal amount of yellow onions.

Avocado Chimichurri Bruschetta

Vegetarian Times

Talk about a fusion of world cuisines! Cubes of avocado are folded into chimichurri--an Argentinean sauce made of chopped parsley, cilantro, garlic, vinegar, and oil--to create a Latin variation on bruschetta, a classic Italian starter.


Vegetarian Times

Argentine empanadas are traditionally made with lard, and then deep-fried. Here, coconut oil makes a more healthful choice.

Quick Brazilian Feijoada

Better Homes and Gardens

Meat, vegetables and a side all in one! This multitasking dinner can be on the table in less than 30 minutes.

Total: 30 mins


Midwest Living

Batitas are Brazilian fruit juice concoctions made with cachaca and various fruit juices. Serve this drink at any summer party.

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