Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
From September 15 to October 15, we are celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month! This is a time that we recognize and acknowledge Hispanic contributions to the United States.
We have gathered many recipes from different Latin American countries. Perfect for celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, these easy recipes are a fantastic way to start conversations about Latino culture and learn more about each of these countries.
Picadillo is a traditional Cuban dish you can enjoy in many Latin American countries. The name “Picadillo” comes from the Spanish word “Picar.” This translates to “mince” or “chop.” Here is a Picadillo dish to try!
Picadillo is an easy and popular dish because it’s incredibly versatile. This recipe can be made with any type of meat. The original Cuban recipe uses ground beef; however, you can use ground chicken, turkey, fish or tuna.
Tacos, tamales, tostadas! When people think of Mexican cuisine, “tasty” is often the first word that comes to mind. Here are two recipes to try – Ground Turkey Tostadas and Beef Tacos!
Mexican staples are often high in fat, cholesterol, and sodium. However, there are several ways to add healthy fats and carbs to these dinner delights. An easy way to add healthy fats to a dish is to top with sliced avocado or guacamole rather than sour cream. Another way to add more protein is to substitute low-fat Greek yogurt for sour cream.
Lomo saltado is a traditional Peruvian dish that includes sirloin trips and vegetables. Serve this recipe with French fries or rice. It was created by Chinese cooks in Peru and is one of Peru’s most popular cuisine dishes. Preparing this dish at home is simple but takes a little time due to all the slicing and dicing you need to make it!
Another traditional Peruvian dish is Ceviche. Here is a recipe to try! Serve as a main dish or as an entrée.
Arroz con Gandules is a one-pot national dish of Puerto Rico. This recipe consists of rice, pigeon and peas, and every family in the country has its version of the recipe. This dish is served around Christmas or special occasions because it serves many people.
Here is an easy recipe to try that will soon become a staple!
For more information on Hispanic Heritage Month visit: https://snaped.fns.usda.gov/HHM or https://www.hispanicheritagemonth.gov/