Peruvian Recipes

Craving Peruvian food like lomo saltado, aji verde, alfajores, or empanadas? You'll find these and more in this collection of Peruvian recipes.

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Peruvian Lomo Saltado

Rating: 4.5 stars 163
This is a traditional, very easy dish to make. I might add that it's very popular with finicky kids and adults as well.
By Allrecipes Member

Papa a la Huancaina (Huancayo-Style Potatoes)

Rating: 4.5 stars 13
This means Huancainan-style potato and comes from Huancayo, Peru. It's an easy-to-make dish of sliced potatoes with a special sauce.

Peruvian Aji-Style Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 22
I got this recipe from a restaurant in California 10 years ago. It's been a staple in my refrigerator ever since. It's excellent with rotisserie chicken. You can lower the calories if you stream in olive oil in replace of the mayo.

Aji de Gallina

Rating: 4 stars 50
This is a delicious, traditional Peruvian chicken stew in a spicy, nutty cheese sauce. It takes time, but is well worth it! I serve this over boiled white rice and baby yellow potatoes.

Arroz Tapado (Rice-On-Top)

Rating: 4.5 stars 24
A fun Peruvian dish that looks cool and is always a hit with the kids! Seasoned meat is the surprise center to the rice on top. Makes great leftovers!

Peruvian Chicken Soup (Aguadito de Pollo)

Rating: 4.5 stars 107
Traditional Peruvian Chicken Soup (Aguadito de Pollo) is a light version of the Peruvian Chicken Chowder (Chupe de Pollo).
By Jose Mendoza

Peruvian Chicha Morada Drink

Rating: 4.5 stars 14
Sweet, cool, purple fruit juice made from purple corn! Indigenous to the Inca Natives of Peru in South America, it has a yummy, refreshing flavor. It's definitely worth the time it takes to prepare it! You'll get rave reviews from friends who try it.

Air-Fried Peruvian Chicken Drumsticks with Green Crema

Rating: 5 stars 16
These air-fried Peruvian-style chicken drumsticks are served with a spinach, lime, and cilantro "green crema" sauce, with some jalapeno to kick the heat up a notch.

Ceviche Peruano

Rating: 4.5 stars 26
This ceviche is the best you will ever have. It is from Peru and I love making it every time I have friends and family over.

Pollo a la Brasa (Peruvian Grilled Chicken)

Rating: 5 stars 5
For your next cookout, treat your family to a classic Peruvian dish made on the grill instead of in the oven. This recipe is simple to prepare and is bursting with flavor. If you like things spicy, leave the seeds in your jalapenos for extra heat.

Lomo Saltado (Peruvian Steak Stir-Fry)

Rating: 5 stars 16
I've never been a big stir-fry guy, but when it comes to lomo saltado, I make an exception. First of all, it's Peruvian--and I love to eat anything Peruvian. But, it's also a stir-fry that features not only meat and vegetables, but also French fries. Serve with steamed white rice and garnish with cilantro, if so desired.

Peruvian Pickled Onions (Salsa Criolla)

Rating: 4.5 stars 8
A pretty simple recipe, quick and easy to prepare, salsa criolla is the perfect accompaniment to many dishes. The lime juice is what makes this onion salsa/relish special. It adds a bright flavor that sweetens the onions and livens up everything else on the plate. Great summer dish! Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Citrus Ceviche
Rating: Unrated 15
"My take on the classic Peruvian ceviche. A nice refreshing meal on a hot summer day." – Lola
Peruvian Style Beer Can Chicken
Rating: Unrated 70
"Ended up leaving the bird in the fridge overnight. Not sure how much of a difference it made, but the results were mouth-watering. Juicy juicy! So good." – Bradina
Lomo Saltado (Peruvian Steak Stir-Fry)
Rating: 5 stars 13

I've never been a big stir-fry guy, but when it comes to lomo saltado, I make an exception. First of all, it's Peruvian--and I love to eat anything Peruvian. But, it's also a stir-fry that features not only meat and vegetables, but also French fries. Serve with steamed white rice and garnish with cilantro, if so desired.