25 Traditional Latinx Dishes You Can Make Yourself


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There’s nothing like Latinx food made from scratch at home, but most of us don’t have the luxury of relying on mami or abuelita’s homecooked meals. Sure, you could just ask them for recipes, but oftentimes because so many Latina cooks taste as they go without using measurements, it’s not always easy to reproduce their dishes and get them exactly the same. Searching for recipes online could take time too especially if you don’t even know where to start.

To make your life a tad bit easier, we thought we’d help you out by creating a roundup of some of the tastiest yet simplest Latinx recipes — all in one place! These recipes are not only easy to make but can help get you started on making meals that remind you of the food you ate growing up. In this roundup, we feature recipes from a variety of countries, so there is something for almost everyone. Let’s step into the kitchen, demystify the process of making the food our mothers, grandmothers, and past ancestors made, and have fun with it all. It’s a fun way to get in touch with our roots while eating healthier than if we ate out. We also will be saving money, since cooking at home is cheaper (and time-saving if you cook in bulk and eat several meals from one day’s worth of cooking). So, without further ado, here are 25 Latinx recipes you can learn how to make hoy!

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