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In Addition To Pupusas Salvadoreñas, Here Are Other Dishes And Antojitos That Are Popular In El Salvador

As someone who isn’t Salvadoran, the first thing that comes to mind when I think of comida Salvadoreña is pupusas. However, after speaking to friends from El Salvador, they made it clear that I’ve been missing out on so many other delicious antojitos Salvadoreños, and here are just a few of them. ????

1. Queso Petacones

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This brand of cheese is very popular in El Salvador. With a similar texture to Mexican queso fresco, this cheese is thicker and harder. This cheese comes in an array of flavors, such as ‘Duro Blando Con Loroco,’ ‘Duro Viejo,’ and ‘Morolique.’

2. Quesadilla

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In El Salvador, a quesadilla isn’t melted cheese wrapped in a tortilla. It’s a sweet cheese pound cake that is often enjoyed with coffee or milk as dessert. This quesadilla Salvadoreña is made with flour, sugar, sour cream, cheese, eggs, butter and is topped with sesame seeds.

3. Semita de piña

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Semita de piña is a popular pastry in El Salvador, usually found in bakeries or packaged in grocery stores. It is a sweet bread filled with fruit jam. The most popular filling is pineapple, but you can also find semitas de mango, guava and plum.

4. Totopostes

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Totopostes are small, round treats made with maiz. If you want to have a classic Salvadoran breakfast, some totopostes dunked in hot coffee is the way to go.

5. Tamales de elote

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These tamales de elote are made with fresh corn, sugar, milk, masa and butter. And as pictured above, they are often enjoyed with a side of crema Salvadoreña.

6. Elotitos ‘Diana’

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Unlike the tamales de elote, this Salvadoran snack is more on the salty side. These Salvadoran corn nuts are sold in different flavors as pictured above: “Con piquete” or “Con limón.”

7. Jalapeños ‘Diana’

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Similar to the Elotitos corn nuts, these Jalapeño tortilla chips are also produced by the brand Diana. If you’re a fan of spicy treats such as Flaming Hot Cheetos and Spicy Doritos, these chips are right up your alley.

8. Anything ‘Diana’

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In El Salvador, Diana is a very popular brand when it comes to antojitos Salvadoreños. As shown in the picture above, you can enjoy their Nachos, Korchips, Platanitos and Popotitos.

9. Mangos Tiernos

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Unlike the bright orange mangos you might be used to eating, these mangos tiernos are green. As shown in the picture to the right, these mangos can be enjoyed with a sprinkle of salt, lemon and tajín.

10. Pollo Campero

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Even though Pollo Campero is a chain with franchises in the United States, it is especially popular in El Salvador. When people travel to El Salvador, they will bring back entire boxes of the Pollo Campero chicken because it is said to taste a lot better in El Salvador.

11. Pupusas

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You can never go wrong with some warm and tasty pupusas Salvadoreñas. This dish is made with thick corn tortillas, cheese, and sometimes beans and chorizo. And they are BOMB. ?


READ: Here Are 13 Antojitos People Bring Back After Traveling To Colombia


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Mountain Dew Margaritas Are Apparently A Thing At Red Lobster Now?

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Mountain Dew Margaritas Are Apparently A Thing At Red Lobster Now?

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We’ve seen all kinds of takes on the timeless classic that is a Margarita. From frozen Margaritas to ones with cranberry juice and dashes of blue curaçao and twists of basil and ginger beer we’ve literally seen it all. Or so we thought.

Recently, Red Lobster announced that they’re doing a Mountain Dew-take on the beloved and salty tequila cocktail.

Red Lobster’s DEW-Garita promises to set you aglow.

The drink is the first official Mountain Dew cocktail and of course, it is bright lime green. While the cocktail’s recipe is being kept strictly under wraps, like everything at Red Lobster’s, it’s supposed to pair “perfectly” with Red Lobster’s iconic Cheddar Bay Biscuits.

“Red Lobster is thrilled to work with PepsiCo, not only because it has a great portfolio of brands, but specifically because of the food and beverage innovation possibilities,” Nelson Griffin,the Senior Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer at Red Lobster said in a statement about the drink.

Red Lobster’s DEW-Garita is due to debut at Red Lobster locations nationwide in September and by the end of 2020.

The Margarita is an iconic Mexican drink related to a drink called Rhe Daisy.

The classic Tequila sour cocktail is one of the most beloved cocktails in the world. According to Wine Enthusiast “One story claims that the drink was created in 1938, as Mexican restaurant owner Carlos (Danny) Herrera mixed it for gorgeous Ziegfeld showgirl Marjorie King. Supposedly, Tequila was the only alcohol that King would abide, so Herrera added lime juice and salt.”

To make your own classic Margarita check out this recipe below

Ingredients

  • Coarse salt
  • Lime wedge
  • 2 ounces white Tequila
  • 1 ounce orange liqueur
  • 1 ounce lime juice

Directions

Shake out coarse salt on a plate. Wet the rim of a glass by using the lime wedge. Press the rim of the glass in the plate of salt to coat. Add ice to the glass.

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add the rest of the ingredients. Shake well, and pour into the prepared glass over ice.

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El Pollo Loco Creates Hispanic Heritage Month Grant To Support Latina Small Businesses

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El Pollo Loco Creates Hispanic Heritage Month Grant To Support Latina Small Businesses

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Covid-19 has devastated millions of Americans with job loss. Unemployment skyrocketed as the federal government failed to create and execute a plan to combat the pandemic. El Pollo Loco is stepping up and giving our community a chance to keep business doors open and community members employed.

El Pollo Loco is giving Latina business owners in the greater Los Angeles area a lifeline in these uncertain times.

The Latino community is the fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs and business owners in the U.S. According to a Stanford University study, Latino business owners grew 34 percent while every other demographic grew 1 percent over the last ten years.

However, Covid has changed things. Latina-owned business are some of the hardest hit and the sudden loss is impacting our community. According to the Pew Research Center, Latinas experienced a -21 percent change in small business ownership and jobs since the Covid downturn.

El Pollo Loco is offering $100,000 in grants to different Latina-owned businesses because of the pandemic.

The fast food chain has started a GoFundMe to keep the donations going. El Pollo Loco has already pledged $100,000 to help Latina small businesses and the GoFundMe promises to keep the donations flowing. For every $10,000 raised in the GoFundMe, El Pollo Loco will donate it to a Latina small business. The GoFundMe has raised over $100,000 at the time of this post.

#WeAllGrow Latina partnered with El Pollo Loco to give Latina business owners this lifeline.

#WeAllGrow Latina and El Pollo Loco are asking the Latino community to help find Latina small businesses that deserve the grants. Instead of making the decision themselves, #WeAllGrow Latina and El Pollo Loco want you to nominate your favorite Latina small business for the grant.

“This year has been unlike any other, leaving Latina-owned businesses disproportionately impacted,” Bernard Acoca, President and Chief Executive Officer of El Pollo Loco, said in a statement. “Given the critical role brands are expected to play during the pandemic and on the heels of Hispanic Heritage Month, we felt compelled to find a way to support the people and city we call home.”

In order to nominate a business, here is what you have to do.

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Using social media, nominate your favorite LA-based Latina small business and tag @elpolloloco and @weallgrowlatina while using #grantcontest and #FundLatinaFoodJefas. You can nominate the business up to five times.

People are already nominating their favorite food places in LA.

You have until Sept. 15 to nominate your favorite Latina small business. You can help them win $10,000 and mentorship from El Pollo Loco to help Latina business owners in LA keep their doors open. You can learn more here.

READ: California Is Poised To Become The First State To Offer Unemployment To Undocumented Workers

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