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10 Thanksgiving Recipes with a Latin Twist!

Every Thanksgiving, it was completely normal to see your traditional Thanksgiving dishes (cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes) alongside Hispanic dishes at my house. I mean, it really wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without my mom’s lechon asado or natilla (a Colombian custard dish made with milk and eggs). And since I live in Miami, our Thanksgiving feast not only included Colombian dishes, but Cuban dishes as well. My cousin’s husband (who is Italian) thought it was the best thing ever!

If you’re looking to add a little Latin flavor to your own Thanksgiving feast, here are 10 Thanksgiving Day recipes worth trying.

  • Chipotle Mashed Sweet Potatoes 1 of 10
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    This side dish adds the perfect Mexican-inspired flair to your traditional sweet potatoes. 

    Make it here. 

     

  • Chorizo and Cornbread Stuffing 2 of 10
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    The perfect alternative to your traditional stuffing that's packed with flavor! I guess anything with chorizo always makes things 100 times better. 

    Make it here.

  • Carambola Cranberry Sauce 3 of 10
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    This cranberry sauce combined with carambola has the perfect Latino twist to make this Thanksgiving an extra special one.  

    Make it here.

  • Achiote Rubbed Turkey 4 of 10
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    Chef Daisy Martinez spices things up with her recipe of Achiote Rubbed Turkey. It's sure to become a Thanksgiving tradition. 

    Make it here.

  • Lechon Asado (Cuban Roast Pork) 5 of 10
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    Growing up, not only would we have your traditional turkey, but my mom would also make a lechon asado. It's the meat of choice for the holidays. Finish it off with some Cuban style mojo sauce and enjoy. 

    Make it here.

  • Avocado and Roasted Yam Salad 6 of 10
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    Add a little flair to your salad with this avocado and roasted yam salad. It's sure to be a hit. 

    Make it here.

  • Pumpkin Empanadas 7 of 10
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    The perfect filling to make this Latin pastry dish seasonal and perfect for Thanksgiving. 

    Make it here.

  • Apricot and Tequila Glazed Turkey 8 of 10
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    Another fun Latin twist to your traditional turkey. This one includes apricot and tequila -- delish! 

    Make it here.

  • Tres Leches Pumpkin Flan 9 of 10
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    I'm a huge fan of tres leches! This dessert is the perfect sweet to end a Thanksgiving feast. 

    Make it here.

  • Cranberry Margarita 10 of 10
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    Celebrate the holidays, Latin style, with this cranberry margarita. 

    Make it here.

Read more of Carmen’s writing on her fashion blog, Viva Fashion.

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