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Costa Rican Recipes

  • This traditional Costa Rican black bean soup recipe is a delicious, healthy, and simple vegetarian meal that everyone loves!  Served with white rice and Salsa Lizano, you can find this dish on most Costa Rican restaurant menus as well.

    Traditional Costa Rican Black Bean Soup Recipe

    This traditional Costa Rican black bean soup recipe is a delicious, healthy, and simple vegetarian meal that everyone loves!  Served with white rice and Salsa Lizano, you can find this dish…

  • If you've ever been to Costa Rica, then you have seen the Salsa Lizano bottles everywhere. They are on every restaurant table, in every souvenir store, every house, and every grocery store. It's a product uniquely Costa Rican- and Costa Rican cuisine wouldn't be the same without it.

    What Is Salsa Lizano From Costa Rica

    If you’ve ever been to Costa Rica, then you have seen the Salsa Lizano bottles everywhere. They are on every restaurant table, in every souvenir store, every house, and every grocery…

  • Costa Rican gallo pinto- the national dish and arguably the most memorable part of any Costa Rican vacation. Recreate the traditional Costa Rican gallo pinto recipe at home for the perfect breakfast or vegetarian side for any meal!

    Costa Rican Gallo Pinto Recipe

    Costa Rican gallo pinto- the national dish and arguably the most memorable part of any Costa Rican vacation. Recreate the traditional Costa Rican gallo pinto recipe at home for the perfect…

  • This low calorie Costa Rican shrimp ceviche is the perfect appetizer or meal for meatless Monday! A typical Costa Rican cuisine recipe found on almost any menu and easily prepared at home!

    Fresh and healthy Costa Rican Shrimp Ceviche Recipe

    This low-calorie Costa Rican shrimp ceviche is the perfect appetizer or meal for meatless Monday! A typical Costa Rican cuisine recipe found on almost any menu and easily prepared at home!…

  • This traditional Costa Rican black bean dip recipe is the perfect party food. Vegetarian, vegan and perfect for dipping plantain chips, tortilla chips, or making seven layer dip, you will love how easy this black bean dip recipe is to make!

    Easy Costa Rican Black Bean Dip Recipe

    Every four years we gear up to celebrate the biggest soccer tournament in the world- and we are so excited to cheer on Costa Rica this year! We take game time…

  • Receta tica Tamal de masa Costa Rica

    Receta tica – Tamal de masa de Costa Rica

    Ya iniciamos la Semana Santa, el cual significa la preparación de comidas especiales para conmemorar la muerte y la resurrección de Cristo.  En Costa Rica tenemos la tradición de hornear un…

  • chicken garbanzo soup

    Instant Pot Chicken Garbanzo Soup

    You all might have guessed that I’m obsessed with Costa Rican-style chicken garbanzo soup. (I have a stovetop recipe  and a 10 minute slow cooker version). I honestly have to say…

  • Slow Cooker Chicken Garbanzo Soup Recipe

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CampbellsShortcutMeals  #CollectiveBias Back to school is upon us, and I’m thinking about easy, healthy…

  • Fanta Snow Cone Recipe- Costa Rica

    This Fanta® Snow Cone Recipe shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, INC. and The Coca-Cola Company, all opinions are mine alone. #RefrescaTuSummer #CollectiveBias When summer rolls around Casa Pura Vida we…

  • Costa Rican Pancakes Recipe (Arepas)

    I think every ex pat goes through waves of homesickness- and it can be weird the things we miss about home. When I lived in San Ramon, Costa Rica, I would…

  • Savory Rosca de reyes bread

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #LiveForFlavor #VivaLaMorena #AddFlavor #CollectiveBias This year at Casa Pura Vida, we decided to change…

  • Costa Rican Tres Leches Recipe

    When I was living in San Ramon, Costa Rica, I discovered the Costa Rican Tres Leches cake. I would (more often than I should have) stop by the Musmanni bakery on…

  • Costa Rican White Rice Recipe

    White rice is to Costa Rican cuisine what salt is to ocean water- essential. I didn’t grow up eating rice, but I definitely learned to do so not long after moving…

  • Costa Rican Style Taco Recipe/Receta Taco Tico

    Tacos are a super controversial food! From the American-style “taco” with ground beef and taco seasoning, to Native American tacos, to the myriad of authentic Mexican tacos found in all regions…

  • Costa Rican-Style Shredded Beef Recipe

    My absolute favorite thing to eat when we visit Costa Rica is shredded beef.  There are so many recipes that incorporate shredded meat:  carne en salsa, estofado, picadillo de papa, Costa…

  • Recipe – Tortilla Soup (Sopa Azteca)

    En español abajo One of our favorite recipes here at Casa Pura Vida is Sopa Azteca – it tastes like home for my husband, I LOVE anything with melted cheese, and…

  • Costa Rican Tamal de Masa Recipe

    Traditional Costa Rican Tamal de Masa Recipe

    It's Holy Week (semana santa), which means a unique type of tamal is traditionally made and served in Costa Rica. Depending on the region of Costa Rica, this sweet, vegetarian tamal…

  • This picadillo de chayote is a fast and easy authentic Costa Rican family dinner recipe . Picadillo de chayote is vegetarian and gluten free too! #dinnertonight #costarica #costaricanrecipe #latinrecipe #dinnerrecipe #vegetarianrecipe #vegetarian

    Picadillo de Chayote – Costa Rican Recipe

    The very first lunch I had upon arriving in Costa Rica was my host mom’s picadillo de chayote.  I hadn’t yet overcome my picky eating at this point, but I also…