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Peru: Recipes and Cuisine

Festival procession in Chivay, Peru

Image by Julia Rubinic

Peruvian cuisine is a unique mix of ancient Incan roots, Spanish foods, French methods and even Chinese immigrant dishes. The potato was first cultivated here and is still much beloved in its hundreds of varieties. Corn and quinoa form a further starchy foundation for meals. The ají pepper adds spice and color to many dishes. Fish and seafood is abundant along the coast where ceviche is especially popular.

Typical Peruvian Dishes

Peruvian Recipes

Try these recipes from Peru.


Alfajores (South American dulce de leche sandwich cookies)

(South American dulce de leche sandwich cookies)


Bowl of cancha toasted corn snack

(Ecuadorian, Peruvian toasted corn snack)


Locro potato-cheese soup

(Ecuadoran, Peruvian potato-cheese soup)


Ceviche con choclo y cancha

(Latin citrus-marinated seafood)


Carapulcra (Peruvian pork and freeze-dried potato stew)

(Peruvian pork and freeze-dried potato stew)


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