Looking for easy Ecuadorian recipes? Want to make the best ceviche? Try John Gregory-Smith's ideas and twists following his trip to Ecuador, then check out our Peruvian recipes and Argentinian recipes.


Create an Ecuadorian-style feast at home with zingy, crunchy ceviche followed by pulled pork, or empanadas, then dulce de leche cheesecake for dessert.

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Tuck into your Ecuadorian food and escape to Ecuador virtually with our podcast with John Gregory-Smith.

Easy Ecuadorian recipes

Popcorn ceviche

Check out this quick and easy ceviche recipe. Ecuadorian ceviche is beautifully silky and smooth, and has more a soupy consistency than a Peruvian ceviche. The topping is the real surprise though – salted popcorn. It adds extra seasoning for the fish and a light crunch.

Ceviche Recipe with Popcorn

Pulled pork hornado

This is a wonderful Ecuadorian-inspired pork dish, roasted in beer and spices, until soft and tender. The meat has a lovely fragrance and zesty pop from lime juice. Try it stuffed into a roll and served with a crunchy salad, or over rice with aji chilli sauce. If it's pulled pork you're after, we have lots more recipes.

Slow Roast Pulled Pork Recipe (Hornado)

Morocho empanadas with aji chilli sauce

Check out these impressive pork Ecuadorian-style empanadas with punchy aji sauce. This moreish recipe may take a bit of time to make but are a perfect summertime snack.

Ecuadorian Empanadas with Aji Sauce


Check out this traditional South American breakfast recipe from Ecuador. This easy recipe is packed with plenty of flavour and will make for a great weekend brunch with friends.

Tigrillo Ecuador

Encocado Ecuadorian stew

This simple dish of fish in a creamy coconut sauce is cooked all along the coast of Ecuador and on the Galápagos Islands. The sauce is flavoured with a red spice called achiote, which is mellow in flavour but full of colour. Here, it's substituted for paprika, which works just as well and is much easier to get in the UK.

Encocado | Fish with Coconut Sauce Recipe

Dulce de leche cheesecake

Check out this creamy swirl cheesecake recipe with dulce de leche, inspired by cookery writer John Gregory-Smith's trip to Ecuador. This easy no-bake cheesecake is an indulgent and impressive dessert to serve to friends and family at your next dinner party. We have plenty more great cheesecake ideas where this came from.

Dulce De Leche Cheesecake Recipe


Take a virtual trip to Ecuador with this special travel-focused podcast episode, where cookery writer John Gregory-Smith tells us all about his food-packed experience of this South American country:

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