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Nicaragua: Recipes and Cuisine

Nicaraguan horse and cart

"La comida Nica," as Nicaraguans call their cuisine, is a Latin creole mix of indigenous and Spanish dishes and ingredients. Corn, beans, plantains, yuca and pork are popular ingredients. Seafood is common along the Caribbean coast. Nicaraguans make extensive use of a wide variety of tropical fruits. Typical dishes include nacatamales, vigorón, indio viejo and gallo pinto.

Recipes

Nicaraguan Recipes

Try these recipes from Nicaragua.

Baho

(Nicaraguan beef, plantains and yuca steamed in banana leaves)

Nacatamales

(Honduran, Nicaraguan meat and vegetable-filled tamales)

Pinolillo

(Nicaraguan, Costa Rican cocoa-cornmeal beverage)

Vigorón

(Nicaraguan yuca, pork rind and cabbage salad)