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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/

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

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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