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A la primera página bilingüe dedicada a la cultura y los sabores tradicionales de la comida Colombiana.

Here you will find a guide to our colourful and traditional cuisine... What is Colombian Food? Colombian food is not spicy hot, but is still full of flavour. We have a huge variety of fruit and other natural products, and this has combined over the years with influences of other cultures making for an exciting fusion of different tastes.

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Ensalada Tropical

Ensalada Tropical

This a great salad for a starter or light lunch, just mixing sweet and sour flavours with a delicate dressing sauce. Simple but very tasty.

Ensalada Tropical or Tropical Salad (English version below)

Ingredientes para 4 porciones

  • 200 gramos pollo cocinado, jamon o carne de cerdo cocinada.
  • 1 tarro de Piña en trozos
  • 2 tallos de Apio cortado un trozos pequeños.
  • 2 Aguacates
  • 4 Tomates cortados en 4
  • 1 Lechuga
  • 1/2 taza de Creme Fraiche o crema de leche.
  • 2 cucharadas de aceite de oliva
  • sal y pimienta al gusto

Preparation

  1. Cortar en cuadros grandes el pollo, jamon o carne de cerdo cocinada.
  2. Pelar los aguacates y cortarlos en cuadros y ponerlos en una taza con 1/4 de jugo de limon, aceite de oliva, sal y pimienta.
  3. En una taza mezcle los aguacates el jamon los trozos de piña y el apio y 1/4 de la crema y mezcle cuidadosamente.
  4. Haga una cama con las lechugas, agregue la mezcla anterior y coloque las tajadas tomates para decorar.
  5. Sirva el resto de la crema por encima.


Ensalada Tropical or Tropical Salad (English version)

Ingredients for 4 portions

  • 200 g cooked chicken, ham or cooked pork meat
  • 1 can of pineapple chunks
  • 2 celery stalks, cut a small pieces.
  • 2 Avocados
  • 4 tomatoes cut into 4
  • 1 Lettuce
  • 1/2 cup creme fraiche or double cream.
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Preparation

  1. Cut the cooked chicken, ham or pork into large squares
  2. Peel avocados and cut into squares and place in bowl with 1/4 lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper.
  3. In a bowl mix the meat, the avocado, pineapple chunks,celery and 1/4 cup of creme fraiche or double cream and mix gently.
  4. Make a bed of lettuce, add the mixture and place the sliced ​​tomatoes for garnish.
  5. Serve the rest of the cream on top.

On this website I have attempted to keep to the traditional flavours of Colombia with tried and tasted recipes, although I have found substitutions for the Colombian ingredients not available in the UK.

Please enjoy, and be sure to let me know what you think.

Nohora SmithMy name is Nohora Smith and I was born and brought up in Bogotá, Colombia. When I moved to the UK with my English husband in 2003, my biggest dilemma, apart from being away from my family of course, was how to recreate the food of my home country without access to ingredients readily available in Colombian food shops.

After some experimentation, perseverance and trawling around shops here in south east England, I have come up with ideas and recipes that the Colombians and anyone here in the UK can enjoy using locally sourced produce. Through my website I hope that I can bring a little bit of Colombia flavour to these shores.

As well as food, through my website I'd like to convey a little of what it's like to be a Colombian in Britain, and through my English and other European friends, explain something about Colombia and its charms.

Feel free to tell me what you think about it and do send me your own recipes.

Buen provecho y bienvenidos!

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