For a new taste adventure, discover the spicy combination of native and European influences that comprise the cuisine of South America.

Indigenous South American foods include corn, lima beans, potatoes, sweet potatoes, chile peppers, avocados, peanuts, and chocolate, with an emphasis on ajis (peppers), both sweet and hot. Portuguese, Italian, and Spanish settlers learned to adapt their traditional cuisines to the ingredients on hand, and Asian and African immigrants were a further influence.

Of course, South America is a vast continent with diverse cuisines that vary from country to country. The pampas (plains) of Argentina conjure images of gauchos eating barbecue around a campfire, and we also give a nod to South America’s tens of thousands of miles of coastline with scrumptious Red Pepper Crab Soup

Today’s South American cuisine takes the best of several worlds to serve up vibrant, spicy dishes that you can recreate with the Vitamix blender.

Tomatillo Sauce 
With fresh tomatillos, Ancho chile, garlic, and onion, this traditional Mexican sauce can be used to add spicy flavor to a wide variety of meats, seafood, and vegetables. 

Mango Sauce for Chicken
Chicken glistens with a tangy citrus sauce, given a South American twist with your addition of hot sauce.  

Red Pepper Crab Soup
A beautiful, velvety soup, especially nice for company, but easy enough to serve on a week night.