Peruvian Recipes Worth Trying at Home

Peruvian cuisine
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With ingredients, methods, and recipes taking influence from all sorts of cultures from Incan to Spanish to Italian to German to Japanese to Chinese, Peruvian cuisine is very varied and interesting. Here are just three dishes we’d recommend trying out at home to get a taste of Peruvian food.

Lomo Saltado

One of Peru’s most popular traditional dishes, lomo saltado is a stir fry that usually contains beef, onions, tomatoes, and french fries and is served over rice. It’s influenced by Chinese cooking and is actually pretty easy to make! This recipe from Tasty is very popular.

Vainitas Saltadas

Another common Peruvian dish is vainitas saltadas, which is a stir fry of green beans with meat. This recipe from Chewing Happiness shows you how to make the quick, smoky, satisfying dish.


It may be just a little bit more complicated to make than the stir fries above, but causa, a Peruvian layered potato casserole made with potato, mayonnaise, avocado, and chicken or tuna, is absolutely delightful and can be a great substitute for your typical potato salad at your next picnic or barbecue. Delish Delights shows you how to make it here.