Favorite dishes I made this Summer

(Alt. title: "Peruvian dishes I veganized last summer" but I figured that was too niche)
  1. 1.
    Mushroom Saltado
    Peru's poster child for "fusion" cuisine and a quick history lesson: Native Peruvian ingredients (potatoes, tomato), Spanish ingredients brought in after the Conquest (onion, beef), in a Chinese cooking technique (stir fry) learned during the Gold Rush and road building era. Served with Peruvian double starch staples: garlic white rice (Chinese ingredient, Mediterranean staple seasoning) and potatoes (in French Fry form!) Yup. I said stir fry with French fries.
  2. 2.
    Palta Rellena
    Traditionally, half an avocado "stuffed" with tuna salad. My vegan version on chicavegan.tumblr.com
  3. 3.
    Pan Con Palta
    Another avo dish, just because it's a summer must! This is Peru's version of an Avocado Toast.
  4. 4.
    Causa Trío
    Usually served during summer time and stuffed with seafood, I wanted to play with a different presentation and other flavors.
  5. 5.
    Strawberry Parfait Paleta
    This was going to be a parfait but it was a hot day, and ended up being a popsicle! I'm glad it worked out.