My Colombian Recipes

My name is Erica Dinho and I was born and raised in Medellin, Colombia and I now live in the northeastern United States with my husband and family. I am not a professional chef, but I love to cook! So, in 2009 I created, a recipe blog consisting of Colombian recipes, as well as many other great tasting recipes from around the world.

My hope is that people from other countries discover Colombian food and learn more about our culture and traditions. Buen Provecho!


Honey-Lime Shredded Chicken and Giveaway

Honey is one of my secret weapons when I want to add a little sweetness to my cooking. I may add a few drops to a vinaigrette, stir a spoonful into yogurt, and love it atop of fried ripe plantains! When dessert time rolls around, honey can be used with a light hand to season […] ...more

Traditional Colombian Breakfast (Calentado)

Calentado literally means “heated” and is a traditional Colombian breakfast born in the Andean region of the country. It is very common, in this region, to eat beans and rice every day for dinner. Then, for breakfast the next day, the beans and rice are reheated and served with egg, arepa, chorizo, chicharrón or grilled […] ...more

Sopa de Arroz con Pollo (Rice and Chicken Soup)

Rice and Soup are staples in Colombia and in this Sopa de Arroz con Pollo the rice creates a wonderful consistency. Sopa de Arroz con Pollo was one of my grandmother’s favorite soups. She would eat it with avocado and banana on the side ....more

Sudado de Posta o Muchacho (Beef Round Steak Stew)

Sudado de Posta o Muchacho is a very popular dish in Colombian homes. It is very easy to make and absolutely delicious served over white rice, along with avocado and a simple salad on the side. Sudados can also be made with fish, pork or chicken ....more

Shredded Chipotle Chicken RITZwich

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Rice Pudding and Fruit Rolls

Now that my kids are back in school, I’ve been thinking of different and creative snacks to have ready for them when they get home. Something heathy that’ll give them the energy to power through homework and after-school activities. My youngest started kindergarten this year and he’s a very picky eater ....more

Sopa Seca Colombiana (Colombian Bread Soup)

Sopa Seca or Sopa Seca de Novio is a traditional Colombian recipe popular in El Santander and Cundinamarca departments of the country. Like most traditional Colombian dishes, every family has a different recipe and every region has its own variation. In the Santander for example, where it’s a tradition to eat Sopa Seca de Novio […] ...more

Lomo Saltado Sandwich

Lomo, a.k.a. Lomito Saltado, is a traditional and popular Peruvian dish with a perfect blend of Latin and Asian ingredients, the latter inspired by the Chinese immigrants that settled in Peru. Lomo Saltado is a very simple and easy to make dish that contains sirloin, tomatoes, hot yellow pepper, red onion, garlic, soy sauce, vinegar […] ...more

Yuca Frita (Fried Cassava)

Yuca frita is very popular in Colombia and is served by just about every typical Colombian Restaurant in the world. Serve with salsa rosada or your favorite dipping sauce. Ingredients (SERVES 6-8) 2 Lb fresh or frozen yuca (cassava) Vegetable oil ½ tablespoon salt Directions 1 ....more

Mango Juice (Jugo de Mango)

Like many Colombian drinks, this Jugo de Mango or Mango Juice can be made with milk or with just water. Both ways are wonderfully refreshing and very easy to make. Enjoy it! ...more