Tres Pupusas

by Carol Kicinski on March 19, 2015


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If you have yet to try a pupusa (or if you are unsure of what a pupusa even is), you’ve come to the right place! A pupusa is a stuffed corn tortilla filled with various ingredients (cheese, vegetables, beans, etc.) and is traditionally served with a side of curtido (cabbage slaw with vinegar) and salsa roja. It originates from El Salvador, but has made its way to the US – and boy, am I glad it did!

Tres Latin Foods, a Colorado-based company, launched a line of pupusas that are gluten-free, non-GMO and either vegetarian or vegan, depending on which variety you choose. The vegan varieties include Kale & Pinto Bean, and Black Bean & Sweet Corn. The vegetarian varieties include Green Chile & Cheese, Spinach & Cheese, and Pinto Bean & Cheese. All are delicious, but my favorite has to be the Green Chile & Cheese. I like to top it with mango salsa for an afternoon snack, or top it with a few fried eggs and a drizzle of hot sauce for a breakfast that’s sure to wake me right up!

A note about this delicious street-food turned frozen-food – make sure you heat them in a skillet, not the microwave! Not only does the microwave zap the nutrition from foods, but it also zaps the life right out of these. They are meant to have a crisp, lightly browned outside and a soft, warm inside – something that is much better accomplished on a skillet than in the microwave (trust me on this).

It’s difficult to describe just how fabulous pupusas are, so I highly suggest you try them and see for yourself! You’ll wonder how you went so long without having these in your life. Enjoy!

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