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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.

Gallo Pinto

Boy eating gallo pinto

(Costa Rican, Nicaraguan red beans and rice)

Nacatamales

Nacatamales Recipe (Honduran, Nicaraguan meat and vegetable-filled tamales)

(Honduran, Nicaraguan meat and vegetable-filled tamales)

Baho

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

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

Vigorón

Vigorón (Nicaraguan yuca, pork rind and cabbage salad)

(Nicaraguan yuca, pork rind and cabbage salad)

Pinolillo

Pinolillo gourds

(Nicaraguan, Costa Rican cocoa-cornmeal beverage)