Fresh Vegetable Pupusas

    20 Mins
    10 Mins
    Serves 8

Pupusas are thick, hand-formed cakes that are made from masa harina (finely ground corn flour). These delicious corn cakes are stuffed with savory fillings like cheese, meat, or beans and lightly fried until golden brown. Pupusas are surprisingly easy and very inexpensive to make.

My Honduran husband and his family first introduced me to these griddled little masa cakes and I’ve been obsessed ever since. My husband enjoys making them when he’s feeling particularly homesick, and shaping and kneading the masa dough by hand can be very therapeutic. Although we created a base recipe that is as traditional as possible, we also like to have fun with different variations.

These pupusas get inspired by fresh, bright spring flavors. The pupusas are stuffed with fresh spinach and creamy Cacique® Queso Fresco. Pupusas are traditionally topped with curtido, a pickled cabbage relish. Here, the curtido is replaced by tender strips of fresh spring vegetables including rainbow carrots, snow peas, and radish.

The finishing touch is buttery avocado and Cacique® Cotija.

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