Christmas Side Latin Recipe Ideas!

It’s that time of year again when families get together to celebrate Christmas! And what would a Christmas celebration be without some delicious Latin food? Our Latino grocery store has put together some of our favorite Latin side recipes that you can make for your holiday celebrations at affordable prices. And the best part is you can find all our fresh produce, whole foods, and Latin ingredients you need to make these recipes right in our store! Here are some recipes for traditional sides that will put everyone in the holiday spirit. Buen provecho! 

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Chipotle Crema

Looking for something hot and spicy to keep you warm in the winter? Try Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Chipotle Crema! It’s a perfect dish to bring to parties, as it blends hot sauces with butternut squash and queso fresco. The combination creates an intense flavor that’s both hot and creamy, making it sure to please your guests. Plus, it’s easy to make ahead of time so you can focus on watching the game or socializing during the party. If you need Mexican products, Gala Foods are your new favorite neighborhood grocery stores! Here you can find Mexican crema, Carne asada, tamales, hot sauces, and many other international products. So the next time your friends come over for a night in, don’t forget about Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Chipotle Crema – your guests won’t be disappointed!

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Enchiladas

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Enchiladas are the perfect dishes to spice up any party! Soft sweet potatoes, comforting black beans, and Oaxaca cheese are all wrapped up in a warm and melty tortilla blanket. To top it all off, enjoy a dollop of delicious salsa verde and sour cream for an added kick. Just imagine that unique combination adding extra flavor to your next fiesta! Mexican grocery can be found at Gala Foods where we offer a variety of Mexican ingredients and products like tortillas, beans, salsa, chile peppers, and cheese. I you are in New York you definitely should visit Gala Foods!

Quinoa Salad with Pomegranate Seeds and Arugula

Quinoa Salad with Pomegranate Seeds and Arugula is a vibrant dish that hails from South America. Easily prepared in under 30 minutes, this party-friendly dish will surprise your guests with its unique and delicious taste – plus, it’s made of ingredients that are affordable at most of your local grocery stores. Give your next party some south-of-the-border flair by serving up a refreshingly delightful Quinoa Salad with Pomegranate Seeds and Arugula – you won’t regret it!

Spicy Braised Greens with Smoked Paprika

If you’re looking for an impressive party dish that packs a punch of flavor, then look no further than spicy braised greens with smoked paprika! This savory yet flavorful side dish is sure to be the star attraction; made with hot sauces and dried chiles complemented by the smokiness of paprika and a generous handful of fresh herbs. The result? A knockout side of succulent and comforting greens that will leave guests satisfied – giving you a warm feeling inside knowing your meal was truly unforgettable.

Crispy Plantains With Garlic Mojo Sauce

If you’re looking for something to bring the party in east Harlem to life, look no further than Crispy Plantains with Garlic Mojo Sauce! This classic Hispanic dish is sure to please any crowd, with the sweet plantains contrasting deliciously against the tangy garlic mojo sauce. Plus, it’s as easy to make as it is delicious. Get your ingredients and get cooking – your guests are sure to love it!

These are only a few of the many amazing recipes you can make with Latin foods from Gala Foods. So come on in, explore, and find your new favorite dish! And don’t forget to check out our weekly specials and in-store deals. We’ve got all the ingredients you need to make your Latin holiday recipes a hit. We can’t wait to see you soon!


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