If you’re looking to add a little bit of flavor and culture to your kitchen, then it’s time to explore some unique Peruvian Recipes!
The diverse blending of cultures in Peru has created dishes that are packed with spices and creativity.
From traditional comfort food favorites like pollo a la brasa (rotisserie chicken) and lomo saltado (stir fried steak), to unique street foods, there’s something for everyone when it comes to Peruvian cuisine.
So get ready for an exciting culinary adventure by discovering amazing new flavor with these delicious Peruvian dishes!
1. Peruvian Chicken (Pollo a la Brasa)
This Peruvian Chicken, aka Pollo a la Brasa, is an iconic dish that’s very popular for its bold and delicious flavors.
To make this simple but super flavorful roast chicken you need to make the amazing marinade that has perfectly tangy, sweet, savory, smoky, and citrusy flavors. Once you perfect it, you can make this superb dish anytime and anywhere.
Just make sure you marinate your chicken for a good long time to get the delicious flavors. Serve with Peruvian green sauce to make it more special.
So make this exotic roast chicken for your family and friends tonight.
2. Aji Verde (Peruvian Green Sauce)
Aji Verde, a very famous and traditional Peruvian Green Sauce, has the power to uplift any of your grilled or baked meats. Isn’t it great?
It’s made with a quick blend of ingredients that are easily available to you, and delivers the most delicious creamy, tangy, and a bit spicy flavors.
Once you try this excellent Peruvian condiment, we are sure, you will always keep some in your fridge.
3. Lomo Saltado (Peruvian Beef Stir Fry)
Lomo Saltado is one of our favorite Peruvian recipes. It’s a classic Peruvian Beef Stir Fry, and an excellent fusion of Chinese and Peruvian cuisines.
This easy and quick stir fry is made with juicy slices of beef, onion and tomatoes in the most flavorful Chinese-influenced sauce.
Serve this with rice and French fries to make a whole family meal. It’s a perfect recipe to try when you want something new and super tasty.
4. Arroz Chaufa (Peruvian Fried Rice)
Tired of eating the same old fried rice every time? Then upgrade your comfort food with a new and delicious version, Arroz Chaufa!
This dish is made by tossing rice, chicken, bell peppers, onions, and soy sauce to make one delicious dish, which gets ready in less than 20 minutes.
The best part of this recipe, you can use your leftover rice, meats, or veggies to make this super flavorful fried rice.
It’s simple, tasty, and a perfect weeknight meal option for you.
5. Peruvian Shrimp
Want to explore new flavors? Then this Peruvian Shrimp recipe is just perfect for you.
This vibrant dish is all about a simple and flavorful Peruvian seasoning mix, which makes the red sauce ultra delicious. Just imagine when it coats your tender, juicy shrimp, making them super delectable.
These shrimp are full of big and bold flavors, and comes together in under 15 minutes of time. Great meal for your busy weeknights. Do try it…
6. Seco de Carne- Peruvian Beef Stew
Try this Seco de Carne also known as Peruvian Beef Stew, a traditional recipe and a delicious dinner surprise for your family.
This classic stew is oozing with lots of flavors from spices and herbs, and every bite of the tender and juicy beef is an explosion of savory flavors.
If you’re making this amazing stew at home, it just needs your time and patience, but it’s worth it.
7. Peruvian Beans
Every culture has its own version of nourishing, comforting, and pocket-friendly family meals, and this Peruvian Beans recipe is a great example!
This native dish is a great representation of delicious Peruvian flavors, and we are sure you are going to love it.
Just get some special ingredients and follow this simple recipe, and you can enjoy the same classic flavored beans. Serve them with rice, salsa, and avocado for a complete meal.
8. Chupe de Camarones (Peruvian Shrimp Chowder)
Chupe de Camarones is the cozy bowl of goodness you need in your life.
You will love the thick, creamy, and buttery bowl that is loaded with juicy shrimp, veggies, spices, and other flavor enhancers that make this chowder incredible.
This is really an easy recipe that gets ready in hours’ time, and you can have it as a starter or as a main, the choice is yours. But it’s definitely a must-try recipe.
9. Arroz con Pollo Verde
Try this gorgeous Arroz con Pollo Verde, aka Green Chicken and Rice, at home and instantly fall in love with a Peruvian delight!
It’s a simple yet super incredible one-pan dinner meal. It needs minimal ingredients, and lots of herbs to whip up these mind-blowing flavors.
After it’s done, jazz it up more with fresh cilantro, avocado, and jalapenos, with a drizzle of yogurt. Your ultra-delectable dish is ready to devour. It’s one of our favorite Peruvian recipes.
10. Authentic Peruvian Ceviche
Master the art of making Authentic Peruvian Ceviche with the help of this recipe, and make this signature dish at home.
It seems a little difficult to get it perfect, but practice can get you the best restaurant-worthy dish.
So just follow and learn to make the most classy dish from Peru, you will love it.
11. Arroz Con Mariscos
We know you love your paella, but have you tried making it in any different versions? If not, then we have you the most delicious and perfect Peruvian Seafood Paella, also known as Arroz Con Mariscos!
It’s made with long-grain rice that soaks up all the delicious flavors of your favorite seafood, chili pepper, tomato paste, and green peas, and then add some grated parm for an extra punch of flavor.
You will enjoy this straightforward recipe for sure.
12. Peruvian Skillet Chicken
Guys, this Peruvian Skillet Chicken is the perfect weeknight dinner idea alert!
This hearty skillet is inspired by the rich diversity of Peru’s culture, and you will get to experience the most unique and super delicious quality of food.
So what are you waiting for? try this classic chicken dish soon and make everyone happy.
13. Aji de Gallina (Peruvian Creamed Chicken)
This Aji de Gallina, Peruvian Cream Chicken, is an interesting dish to make for your family and impress them with amazing flavors and smooth textures!
The recipe is great for meal prep ahead of time, so you can whip it up quickly. You will love the combination of chicken, eggs, potatoes, coconut milk, aji amarilli paste, and mayo.
Just follow the recipe step by step to make it perfect every single time.
14. Peruvian Tacu Tacu
Peruvian Tacu Tacu is a hearty dish of rice and beans, and it tastes out of this world delicious.
If you have leftover beans and rice, then you can make the best of the best dish from it. Simply add Ají amarillo paste, onions, and garlic together in the beans and rice mixture and make patties of it, and then pan-fry till golden crispy outside and tender inside.
Serve topped with avocados, egg, and salsa criolla, and relish the most delicious Peruvian’s favorite dish for breakfast, lunch, or even dinner.
15. Peruvian Green Rice
This Peruvian Green Rice is so simple and easy, but it’s such a huge upgrade to your ordinary side dish.
Fresh cilantro can make your rice so so flavorful, along with peas, carrots, onions, and garlic, adding extraordinary flavors. All this in just 20 minutes of your time. Sounds great right?
So keep this recipe handy, and enjoy delish green rice anytime.
16. Peruvian Scallop Ceviche
Do you like scallops? Then you will love this Peruvian national dish, Scallop Ceviche, and become a forever fan of this awesome recipe.
You will love the combination of acidic marinade, spices, and aromatics, which makes your scallops simply divine.
Just follow this simple recipe to make the best and most classy first course for your dinner. You will love this Peruvian scallops dish.
17. Peruvian Salsa Criolla
Now, this Peruvian salsa Criolla is the easiest salsa, and it goes with almost all Peruvian favorites.
You can literally elevate anything and everything with this amazing salsa. To make this you only need red onions, Ají Amarillo peppers, cilantro, lime, and oil, and you can make the best salsa ever.
Try it tonight and experience it yourself.
18. Aguadito De Pollo (Peruvian Chicken Soup)
Give your beloved chicken soup an exotic makeover with this classic Peruvian Chicken Soup, know locally as Aguadito De Pollo.
Simply make your basic chicken, rice, and veggies soup, and then the awesome part comes to play, the super flavorful, vibrant green puree. It’s made with fresh cilantro, chili peppers, onion, garlic, and lime juice. Just add this puree and it will completely uplift your soup to the next level of deliciousness.
You will totally love every spoonful of this hearty and comforting green soup. It’s one of our favorite Peruvian recipes.
19. Arroz Tapado
If you have not made Arroz Tapado, which is Peruvian rice with beef, peppers, and tomatoes yet, you are missing out on major flavors.
This traditional and very popular rice and beef recipe has superb flavors from simple ingredients. There are quite a few steps to follow to make this amazing recipe, but you can easily take care of it.
Serve this great rice with fried plantains, potatoes, and fried egg, and make it totally festive-ready. It will soon become your family’s favorite rice dish.
20. Peruvian Chicken Stir Fry (Pollo Saltado)
This Peruvian Chicken Stir Fry, popularly known as Pollo Saltado, can be your new ideal weeknight meal, which is bursting with super amazing flavors.
Don’t get intimidated by the long list of ingredients, they complement each other so well and create the best stir fry you will ever make in your kitchen.
Serve this classic dish with a side of rice and fried potatoes and make the most unforgeable meal ever. It’s one more new Peruvian favorite dish to add to your collection.
Ok, now try one of the most popular and unique sweets from Peru, famously known as Picarones. They are the cheaper version of Spanish buñuelos, but taste so so good.
With this easy recipe, you can create the best Picarones. They are made from sweet potatoes and squash mixed with other ingredients. Form the sweet dough into rings, then fry to perfection till crispy outside.
Just follow this recipe and make your family something new and delicious sweet dish.
22. Peruvian Chupe
Now, this Peruvian Chupe soup will tempt you to leave behind everything you’re doing and hover over a cozy bowl loaded with amazing and happy flavors.
This incredible shrimp or langoustine chupe will be your all-time favorite soup. It’s perfectly creamy, with dreamy textures and flavors. And when you serve it with a fried egg and toast with queso fresco, it becomes insanely delicious.
It’s a must-try recipe for all the foodies out here.
23. Crema Volteada
Guys, dessert time, and that too the best Peruvian dessert, Cream Volteada!
It’s a Peruvian version of the beautiful French flan, but this is one the simplest recipes. You just need to substitute some ingredients and follow some tips and tricks to make it perfect every time.
You will surely love this creamy and rich goodness. Give this recipe a sure try.
Butifarras is a very popular ham sandwich in Peru, which is actually a part of their culinary culture.
This quintessential sandwich is a great part of their parties, social gatherings, or weekend breakfast.
This recipe has tried to make it as authentic as it can by including similar ingredients and getting the same flavors. It has used roasted pepper ham, ciabatta rolls, salsa criolla, and many flavorful ingredients.
So give your family this Peruvian sandwich treat, and make them all super happy.
25. Peruvian Stuffed Peppers (Rocoto Relleno)
Peruvian’s beloved Stuffed Peppers recipe, known as Rocoto Relleno, will surely be your new favorite version of stuffed peppers.
This classic recipe is made with some alteration of ingredients, which makes it easy to make, but it delivers the same traditional flavors.
Do try this version, and amaze everyone at home with this new style of stuffed peppers.
26. Jalea de Mariscos
Jalea de Mariscos is mixed fried seafood with lime marinade salad. It’s the platter of your dream.
It’s a restaurant classic dish that’s easy to make with this amazingly simple-to-follow recipe, and can make a showstopper dish at home.
You will simply fall in love with this fried seafood dish with super delish salad, it’s super duper yummy. All seafood lovers, don’t miss out on this recipe.
27. Peruvian Causa
Yet another very popular and traditional Peruvian dish for you to try, delicious Causa!
It’s a great dish made with potatoes and chicken filling, and then finished with your favorite toppings. It has perfectly balanced flavors and great textures.
To make it spot on, just follow the recipe, and make yourself and your family a whole new dish that you all will devour completely.
28. Suspiro de Limeña (Peruvian Dessert)
One more amazing Peruvian Dessert recipe for you, Suspiro de Limeña!
You will love this rich, creamy caramel-like pudding that’s with crowned with easy port-flavored meringue, and then sprinkled with cinnamon powder for extra flavors.
Try this unique and special dessert, and make an impression on your family.
29. Peruvian Empanadas
You may have made a thousand versions of your favorite empanadas, so add one more recipe to your collection, Peruvian Empanadas!
The classic stuffing is made with super flavorful and savory ground beef, olives, and hard-boiled eggs stuffed inside the dough and then oven-baked to golden crisp perfection.
You will enjoy biting into these super delectable Peruvian-style empanadas, so make them for get together and let your crowd relish this treat.
30. Peruvian Anticuchos Recipe
Let’s end our fantastic list of Peruvian Recipes with a popular street food, Peruvian Anticuchos recipe.
Traditionally it has uses cheaper cuts of meat, but you can easily alter that into your favorite meat. Simply marinade it in vinegar and spices, and then skewer and grill to perfection, that’s it.
Your excellent grilled skewers are ready to dig in. Pair them with aji dipping sauce and make a memorable grilling event.
Try all these wonderful Peruvian recipes and let us know how you like them!
Mouth-watering Peruvian recipes deliver spicy and savory flavors unlike any other – even the pickiest of eaters will find something to love.
These recipes are sure to tantalize your tastebuds and excite your senses. Try them out for an unforgettable culinary experience that’s sure to lead to more heavenly moments! Bon appetit!
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- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 2 cups cilantro, mostly leaves
- 2 jalapeños, roughly chopped (see note 1)
- 2 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
- 1/4 cup grated cotija or parmesan cheese
- 1 lime, juiced
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- In a blender, place cilantro, jalapeño, garlic and blend till chopped finely. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend it to an almost smooth consistency (it will still have some texture).
- Taste and adjust the green sauce for salt and taste. If you like hotter, add more jalapeño, or add additional lime for more zing.
- Serve immediately, or store covered in the refrigerator. (It's great refrigerated up to 1 week)
- Jalapeños can vary a lot when it comes to heat. Always try them a little before adding to the sauce. If they are very hot, remove the seeds and white membranes inside. You can always add more later if you prefer more heat later. For a spicier version, you can use serrano peppers instead.
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