Bolivian Food Recipes

Bolivian Food is a mix of Amerindian and Spanish elements. Bolivia shares some Bolivian food recipes of common foods with its neighbors Peru and Ecuador, such as potatoes and corn as well as a hot peppery cuisine. Traditional Bolivian food has distinct differences between the highland and lowland cuisines with highland cooking being peppery hot, featuring corn and cheese and lowland food of cooked banana and cassava.

Humitas

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Humitas Recipe type: Side   Humitas is a Bolivian food recipe of corn puree wrapped in husks and then boiled. Ingredients 6 ears corn with husks 1 onion, minced 1½ tsp, salt 1 tbsp basil ¾ tsp paprika 1 tbsp oil Instructions Remove husks, rinse and set in water. Remove the corn kernels from the cob. … Continue reading

Llajua

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Llajua Recipe type: Sauce   Llajua is a Bolivian food recipe of spicy sauce. Ingredients 5 tomatoes, sliced 2 green chili peppers, without seeds 1 red bell pepper, chopped 1 medium onion, chopped 1 tsp salt 2 tbsp fresh basil leaves 1 tbsp fresh cilantro 5 arugula leaves 1 tsp ground cumin (optional) 1 tbsp olive … Continue reading

Cheese and Olive Empanadas

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Cheese and Olive Empanadas Recipe type: Entree   Cheese and Olive Empanadas are a Bolivian food recipe for stuffed pastries. Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose flour ½ teaspoon salt ⅔ cup shortening 6 tablespoons water 1¼ ounces stuffed green olives, chopped ¼ cup cheddar cheese, grated Instructions Combine flour and salt. Cut in the shortening until pieces … Continue reading

Peas and Eggs

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Peas and Eggs Recipe type: Entree   Peas and Eggs is a Bolivian food recipe baked in the oven. Ingredients 1 tbsp. butter or margarine, melted 1 10-oz. package frozen peas 4 eggs Instructions Melt butter in frying pan and sauté peas over medium heat for 5 minutes. Carefully crack eggs on top of peas. Cover … Continue reading

Lemon Pie

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Lemon Pie   Lemon Pie is a Bolivian food recipe for a version of the famous pie. Ingredients 3 lemons 1 can condensed milk ½ cup of white sugar 125 g. butter 1 egg 1½ c. flour ⅛ c. warm water Instructions Grease pie plate. Mix butter with flour. Add egg and mix. Add water … Continue reading