Humita

This creamy and delicious dish is a traditional staple of Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Bolivia and Peru. Its name is Humita!

  • Servings 4
  • 45
  • Easy

Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/2 medium Onion
  • 1 Green Onion
  • 1/2 Red Bell Pepper
  • 1 round Squash
  • 2 ears of Corn
  • Paprika
  • Cumin
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 2 tbsp. Brown Sugar
  • Semi-hard Goat Cheese, to taste

Directions

  1. Fry the onions and the finely chopped pepper, season with salt, ground pepper and cumin.
  2. Add the grated corn and squash, and the milk.
  3. Mix constantly for 20 minutes.
  4. Cook until the mix comes off the pot and you can see the bottom.
  5. Serve in a corn husk or clay dish with a piece of cheese underneath sprinkled with brown sugar, garnish with green onion.

Did you know? Humita’s edition

It is consumed in the Andean area of Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru. Its name comes from the Quechua language, from the word humint’a and it is made with ground corn, raisins, meat, and cheese. It can be sweet or salty.

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