A list of easy to make recipes for traditional Ecuadorian side dishes:
Cebollas encurtidas: Cebollas encurtidas are Ecuadorian lime pickled red onions
Choclo asado con salsa de queso: Grilled corn with a cilantro queso fresco sauce
Curtido de cebolla y tomate: Lime marinated red onion and tomato salsa
Chifles: Chifles or tajadas are chips made by frying green plantains or green bananas.
Ecuadorian style rice: Basic recipe for cooking rice Ecuadorian style, both basic white rice and arroz amarillo or yellow rice.
Ensalada de papas con camarones: Ecuadorian or South American potato salad with shrimp, carrots, onion, garlic and mayonnaise.
Ensalada mixta: Delicious and refreshing salad recipe made with lettuce, tomato, onion and avocado with a lime cilantro dressing
Ensalada rusa: Ensalada rusa is a classic salad and side dish served throughout Latin America, made with potatoes, carrots, peas, apples, celery, onion, and mayonnaise.
LLapingachos: Llapingachos are potato patties or pancakes stuffed with cheese, cooked on a hot griddle until crispy brown and served with peanut sauce, fried egg, tomato and onion curtido, avocado slices and hot sauce.
Llapingachos de mote: Hominy corn patties stuffed with pork or cheese, cooked on a hot griddle, and served garnish with peanut sauce, pickled red onions and aji criollo hot sauce. A great way to use pork fritada or pork carnitas leftovers.
Mote or hominy: Basic instructions for cooking mote or hominy corn.
Mote refrito en salsa de hornado: Mote blanco refrito en salsa de hornado, also known as mote sucio, is white corn hominy sautéed in pork gravy
Papitas al perejil: Fingerling potatoes tossed with butter, parsley and salt
Patacones: Patacones, or tostones, are a popular Latin American appetizer or side dish of thick green plantain chips.
Platanos asados con queso: Ripe plantains baked and stuffed with cheese.
Platanos maduros fritos: Sweep ripe plantains fried and topped with cheese
Tostado: Maiz tostado is a South American snack made by toasting cancha or chulpe corn.