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    20 Amazing Vegan Dishes From South America

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    1. Quinua Soup from Peru

    Via vegetarianirvana.wordpress.com

    We know quinoa (KEEN-WA) is kind of all the rage right now but it started in Peru. They make the BEST soup. It's loaded with veggies and topped with avocado. It's perfect.

    https://vegetarianirvana.wordpress.com/2012/02/06/sopa-de-quinua-or-quinoa-soup/

    2. Chilean Salad

    Via easysaladrecipes.net

    Tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and olive oil. It's like heaven in your mouth.

    http://easysaladrecipes.net/vegetarian-salad-recipes/chilean-salad-recipe/

    3. Columbian Potato Salad

    Via food.com

    Potato Salad is a million times better when it's not drenched in mayo and instead gets some love from olive oil.

    http://www.food.com/recipe/colombian-potato-salad-94757

    4. Fried Yuca from all over

    Via amazingpaleo.com

    Yuca is a weird looking plant when you see it in stores but it makes the most AMAZING fries. Pair it with some banana ketchup from Cuba and you'll be singing it's praises.

    http://www.amazingpaleo.com/2012/08/09/yuca-wedges/

    5. Brazilian Collard Greens

    Via wholefoodsmarket.com

    THIS is how you make Collard Greens. No bacon fat required. All the garlic in there gives it so much flavor. You'll love it. You can use a vegan butter alternative by the way.

    http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipe/brazilian-style-collard-greens

    6. Fried Plantains from Venezuela

    Via foodnetwork.com

    It doesn't get any better then fried plantains. They're sweet, they're salty, they're making me want some right now.

    http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/fried-plantains-recipe.html

    7. Tacu Tacu (beans and rice) from Peru

    Via piscotrail.com

    Sing praises to Peruvian food. It really is some of the best in South America. The beans in rice there? Out of this world.

    http://www.piscotrail.com/2011/04/06/recipes/tacu-tacu-peruvian-refried-beans-and-rice/

    8. Portobella Lomo Saltado from Peru

    Via perudelights.com

    Do I miss traditional Lomo Saltado? Absolutely. But there are alternatives like using seitan or portobello mushrooms. With how hearty these mushrooms are you really won't even notice the meat is missing.

    http://perudelights.com/meatlessmondays-portobellos-saltados-vegetarian-lomo-saltado/

    9. Argentinian Hominy Stew with Quiquirimichi

    Via profoundhatredofmeat.blogspot.com

    If you have never had hominy you are missing out. It's soft corn that really soaks in the flavors around it. This vibrant stew is perfect for it.

    http://profoundhatredofmeat.blogspot.com/2013/04/locro-argentinian-hominy-stew-with.html

    10. Arepas from Columbia

    Via food52.com

    These will change your life, especially if you eat gluten free. It's like eating the South American version of cornbread and it is glorious.

    https://food52.com/recipes/31009-vegetarian-arepas-with-avocado-and-plantains

    11. Bolivian Cabbage and Potatoes

    Via vegetariantimes.com

    Fun fact, did you know that many of the staple ingredients in countries like Ireland and Italy came from South America? Yeah, that's right. Potatoes and tomatoes aren't native to Europe. This proves that Bolivia can make a way better dish than any Irish man can.

    http://www.vegetariantimes.com/recipe/spicy-bolivian-cabbage-and-potatoes/

    12. Ajiaco Negro from Columbia

    Via seriouseats.com

    You might as well convince yourself now that the best soups come from South America. This has all the nutrients you'll ever need. Add in rice and it's basically the perfect dish.

    http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2015/02/quick-and-easy-dairy-and-fat-free-colombian-vegetable-soup-recipe-vegan.html

    13. Mandi´o Chyryry from Paraguay

    Via veganinternational.wordpress.com

    Another fried yuca recipe but with soy sauce! Can't go wrong there.

    https://veganinternational.wordpress.com/tag/vegan-cassava-recipe/

    14. Brazilian Feijoada

    Via food.com

    This is the national dish of Brazil, just minus the meat. They're big on their mangos there so I hope you like your rice dishes a little sweet!

    http://www.food.com/recipe/brazilian-feijoada-vegetarian-455068

    15. Peruvian Stuffed Avocados

    Via godairyfree.org

    Do me a favor sometime. Go to Peru and eat an avocado. It's like biting into an avocado for the first time. Pesticides and GMO's are illegal there so their fruit and vegetables are on a whole other level. This is the perfect mix of Peruvian ingredients in one simple meal. So worth the money.

    http://www.godairyfree.org/recipes/peruvian-vegetarian-stuffed-avocado

    16. Fry Dal from Guyana

    Via tastyguyana.com

    Dal is kind of like lentils but heartier. They taste amazing when cooked with the right ingredients, so I highly suggest trying this dish sometime.

    http://tastyguyana.com/?p=1909

    17. Uruguayan Bean Salad

    Via thewanderlustkitchen.com

    Are you seeing a pattern with the tomatoes, cilantro, and oil? Hmm, wonder where Italy got that idea from.

    http://thewanderlustkitchen.com/easy-uruguayan-bean-salad/

    18. Arroz Con Pollo from Columbia

    Via seriouseats.com

    Coconut, rice, and raisons. YUM!

    http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2012/06/latin-american-cuisine-arroz-con-coco-colombian-coconut-rice-recipe.html

    19. Porotos Granados from Chile

    Via thelatinkitchen.com

    Great for the end of winter here in the US. Squash and and beans with some great South American Spices.

    http://thelatinkitchen.com/r/recipe/cranberry-beans-squash-and-corn-porotos-granados

    20. Columbian Cream of Avocado Soup

    Via kelliesfoodtoglow.com

    Ending on a very healthy and delicious note. This is easy to make and taste fantastic. I mean really, how can you go wrong with avocados?

    http://kelliesfoodtoglow.com/2014/08/07/colombian-cream-of-avocado-soup-lightened-up-and-vegan/

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