An empanada is a pastry that is filled with savory ingredients and served hot. The name comes from the verb “empanar” meaning “to wrap or coat in bread or dough.”
Empanadas are one of the most versatile foods to eat. Argentinian empanadas can be served as appetizers or snacks, but they can also easily make a full and satisfying meal.
Once you pick your favorite empanada flavor, you better choose the dips or sauces of your preferences. What you can serve with empanadas also depends on the stuffing you have used in it. There is a variety of stuffing like cheese, ham & cheese, spinach with cream, beef, corn & cheese, mushrooms, chicken, capresa, even pizza. You can make unlimited combinations of baked empanadas and delicious sauces and dips.
Traditional chimichurri is a great dipping sauce. A bold herb condiment made of parsley, garlic, vinegar, oil, and spices, chimichurri is often served to complement grilled meats, but also it is a must-have for meat-filled empanadas.
Onion and tomato salsa: there are many sauces with these ingredients. Latin style lime pickled red onion and tomato salad or lime-marinated onion tomato salsa.
Avocado sauce: Creamy avocado sauce made with avocados, limes, cilantro, hot peppers, garlic, olive oil, and cumin.
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