Colombian Cuisine and Recipes

Colombian cuisine includes the cooking traditions and practices of Colombia and its Caribbean shoreline, mountains, jungle, and ranches. Colombian cuisine varies regionally and is influenced by Indigenous, Spanish, African, Arab and some Asian influences. Colombian coffee is well known for its high standards in taste compared to others.


Ajiaco Bogotano – Colombian Chicken and Potato Soup

The soup is typically served with table cream, capers and avocado all mixed in just before eating in the proportions each individual prefers. Ajiaco is so heavy that it is usually considered a full meal. In Colombian cuisine, this is the most representative dish of Bogotá.

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Amazonian Cuisine

Amazonian cuisine includes the foods and preparation methods of various peoples in the Amazon jungle of South America, including the dishes they have popularised among neighbours.

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Avena Oatmeal Drink

Avena is a South American beverage prepared with stewed oatmeal, milk, water, cinnamon, clove and sugar.

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Bistec A Caballo – Steak with Fried Egg

Bistec a Caballo is a traditional Colombian and Venezuelan dish. It is basically a piece of steak with a tomato and onion sauce, topped with a fried egg. We recommend serving it with white rice and ripe plantain on the side.

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Buñuelos

A Buñuelo is a fried dough ball. It is a popular snack in Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Spain, Peru, Turkey, Greece, Morocco, and is a tradition at Christmas, Ramadan and among Sephardic Jews at Hanukkah. It will usually have a filling or a topping.

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Changua – Colombian Egg and Milk Soup

In Bogotá, Changua is served for breakfast with bread on the side, but this soup can be eaten at any time of the day. It is also reported to help with a hangover, so you can try it after your next party.

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Chicharrón Colombiano – Colombian-Style Fried Pork Belly

Chicharrón or fried pork belly is a typical Colombian dish from the Andean region of Colombia and is one of the main components of the well known national dish Bandeja Paisa.

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Chimichurri Sauce

Chimichurri is one of most delicious and versatile sauces around. It’s traditionally served with grilled steak, and is an essential part of the Argentinian parilla, but it goes great with chicken and fish too. Chimichurri works well as a marinade, and is also delicious on vegetables. You will quickly develop your own proportions in this recipe. Some people prefer more garlic, some prefer only parsley, some add fresh tomatoes – experiment to come up with your own signature chimichurri.

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Papas Chorreadas – Colombian Potatoes with Cheese Sauce

Boiled red potatoes are smothered in a rich cheese sauce seasoned with onions and tomatoes.

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