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Peru: Recipes and Cuisine

Festival procession in Chivay, Peru

Image Creative Commons by Julia Rubinic

Peruvian cuisine is a unique mix of ancient Incan roots, Spanish foods, French methods and even Chinese immigrant dishes. The potato was first cultivated here and is still much beloved in its hundreds of varieties. Corn and quinoa form a further starchy foundation for meals. The ají pepper adds spice and color to many dishes. Fish and seafood is abundant along the coast where ceviche is especially popular.


Peruvian Recipes

Try these recipes from Peru.


Alfajores Recipe (South American dulce de leche sandwich cookies)

(South American dulce de leche sandwich cookies)


Locro Recipe (Ecuadoran, Peruvian potato-cheese soup)

(Ecuadoran, Peruvian potato-cheese soup)


Cancha Recipe (Ecuadorian, Peruvian toasted corn snack)

(Ecuadorian, Peruvian toasted corn snack)


Ceviche con choclo y cancha

(Latin citrus-marinated seafood)


Carapulcra Recipe (Peruvian pork and freeze-dried potato stew)

(Peruvian pork and freeze-dried potato stew)