holiday recipe

Happy holidays! This time of year is all about family, celebrations, and food. Food is central to our Latina celebrations and family gatherings. Today we’re sharing some tasty, festive holiday recipes from Latina food bloggers. These holiday recipes bring a Latina flare to the table with twists on classic recipes and new recipes you’ll definitely want to try.

Whether you’re a fellow Latina looking for something new, or someone who just wants to diversify your holiday menu, these fun Latina holiday recipes are sure to spice up your menu this year!

Christmas Eve Salad

Ericka Sanchez of @nibblesnfeasts on Instagram shares her Ensalada de Noche Buena or Christmas Eve Salad recipe on her site. This salad is a traditional staple for Mexican families during the holidays. 

In her post, Ericka describes the origins of the salad, which is named after the Poinsettia (Noche Buena), and also means Christmas Eve in Spanish. “It resembles the beauty and colorful plant that we are so fond of every holiday season. Arranged in a circle, similar to a flower and accented by bright crimson pomegranate arils, like jewels on a wreath, this delicious salad is sweet, savory and crunchy for all to enjoy,” says Ericka. 

Mexican Shrimp Cocktail 

Yvette from @muybuenocooking on Instagram is a proud Latina who is developing and sharing traditional Mexican, Latin-Inspired healthy recipes. Her Mexican Shrimp Cocktail is a personal holiday favorite and will be sure to shake up your own holiday meal. See the full recipe here.

 Oven Roasted Butternut Squash and Brussels Sprouts 

Another great addition to the holiday table from @muybuenocooking is this Roasted Butternut Squash and Brussels Sprouts dish. “With a perfect balance of sweet winter squash, nutty veggies, bright red onions, tart pomegranate, and warming chili powder, this delectable side is just begging for a spot on your holiday table,” writes Latina food blogger, Yvette.

See the full recipe here.

Vegan Sweet Potato Pie 

This Vegan Sweet Potato Pie by @dorastable is both tasty and health! Rich and creamy and full of seasonal spices, this pie is the perfect addition to any holiday meal. The full recipe for this delicious healthy holiday food recipe can be found on Dora’s site here

Buñuelos de Viento

Another holiday sweet treat recipe from @dorastable are these crispy snowflake-shaped fritters covered in cinnamon sugar. Buñuelos de Viento are a traditional Mexican holiday treat with Spanish and Arab origins. Dora writes in her blog post about the recipe, “In Mexico, buñuelos were adapted to the flat tortilla shape (buñuelos de rodilla) or the snowflake shape (buñuelos de viento) made with a rosette mold.” 

These treats are easy to make and great for large holiday gatherings. See the full recipe here

Mexican Hot Chocolate

Rich and creamy, this Mexican hot chocolate is a drink you definitely want to try. “This easy Mexican Hot Chocolate will warm you up from the inside out. Made with canela (cinnamon sticks) steeped in water to infuse flavor, warmly spiced Mexican chocolate, and the milk of your choice, this cozy beverage is the perfect pick for sweater season,” says Yvette of @muybuenocooking.

See the full recipe here.

Mexican Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Pair your Mexican Hot Chocolate with this holiday cookie recipe. These Mexican Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies are filled with “sugar, spice, and everything nice.” Warm spices like cinnamon, melty chocolate, toasty ground oats, and crunchy nuts combine to create the perfect holiday treat.

See the full recipe here.

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  • Victoria Arena

    Victoria Arena is a writer and student, passionate about writing, literature, and women's studies. She is bilingual, fluent in both English and Spanish. She holds an Associates in Fine Arts for Creative Writing, and a Bachelor's in English Literature from Montclair State University.

By Victoria Arena

Victoria Arena is a writer and student, passionate about writing, literature, and women's studies. She is bilingual, fluent in both English and Spanish. She holds an Associates in Fine Arts for Creative Writing, and a Bachelor's in English Literature from Montclair State University.

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