Omana, a dear friend, recently returned from Chile. She gave us some interesting insights into Chilean cuisine. Perhaps there’s a Spanish influence in their food, but Chilean cuisine contains 3 popular vegetables – lettuce, tomato and potato. Avocado is widely used in their dishes. Avocado is rich in mono unsaturated fats (the good variety). Meats, sea food, breads, corn form the carbs and protein sources in their diet. Pisco, aka Pisco Sour, is the local and most popular drink in Chile. Quinoa is also popular here because it’s one of their major crops. Compared to many other grains, quinoa has good amounts of protein.
If any of you have more inputs on Chilean cuisine, do share.