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vegan lomo saltado

This mouthwatering dish uses tender, juicy Portobello mushrooms in the place of meat. It’s a quick, easy and completely vegan-friendly take on the Peruvian classic.

Ingredients

  • Glug of grapeseed oil 
  • 250g Portobello mushrooms
  • 3 Tomatoes
  • 1 Red Onion
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • 50ml Reduced-Sodium Tamari
  • 50ml Dry Wine
  • ¼ tsp Oregano
  • ¼ tsp Cumin
  • ¼ tsp Paprika
  • ½ tsp Chilli paste (Ají Panca is ideal)
  • Salt and Black Pepper, to taste
  • Handful of fresh Parsley, finely chopped
  • French Fries
  • White Rice

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Slice your mushrooms, tomatoes and red onion into evenly sized strips around ½ inch thick.

  2. Heat the grapeseed oil in a wok over a high heat. Add garlic and fry briefly before adding the mushrooms, oregano, cumin and paprika, along with salt and pepper to taste. Toss together so they are well mixed.

  3. Pour in the Tamari and red wine and sauté for three minutes. The mushrooms should begin to simmer.

  4. Add the red onion and cook for 2 minutes, then add your chilli paste. Finally add the tomatoes for no more than a minute, until they absorb some of the sauce, then turn the heat off.

  5. Serve your delicious dish with a garnish of parsley, along with sides of white rice and french fries.

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  • Mary Anne Nelson
    Mary Anne Nelson - Travel Consultant

    Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made team.

  • Ben Line
    Ben Line - Travel Consultant

    Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Manager of the Tailor-made Department.

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    Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is an invaluable part of our Group Tours team.

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    Sophie Barber - Travel Consultant

    Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia.

  • Kathryn Rhodes
    Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Consultant

    Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.

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    After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.

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