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Hispanic Heritage Month Recipes

September 15–October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month, a period that honors generations of U.S. Latinos who have positively influenced and enriched our country. During this month-long annual tribute, we celebrate the rich cultural traditions, histories, and contributions of those who can trace their ethnic roots to Spain, Mexico, and the Spanish-speaking countries of Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. The chosen dates reflect September independence anniversaries of multiple Latin American countries, including Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, Chile and Belize.

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we are pleased to share a number of traditional Salvadoran recipes with you from our beloved staff member America Jimenez. Originally from El Salvador, America has a passion for cooking and sharing her delicious food with others. Check out her delicious recipes below for a homemade meal you’re sure to enjoy.

Celebrate with us further at a Make Your Own Pupusas class being taught by America on Thursday, September 28th from 6:00-8:00 p.m at our East 7th Street store. At this class, you’ll learn how to make a variety of authentic Salvadoran pupusas from a simple vegetarian version with spinach and cheese to the most popular pupusa en El Savador, La Revuelta, filled with beans, cheese, and shredded pork. You’ll also learn how to make curtido, a delicious cabbage relish, to serve as a topping with your pupusas.

Recetas de America


Zucchini Pupusas

Curtido de America

Banana Leaf Tamales

Pastelitos Salvadoreños

Fried Salvadorian Plantains

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