Try one of our crowd-pleasing recipes this Memorial Day Weekend.

Try one of our crowd-pleasing recipes this Memorial Day Weekend. (Photos/NBC Latino)

Latin-inspired Memorial Day recipes

Culture dictates that Latinos love to party and when Memorial Day weekend rolls around, it’s the perfect opportunity to invite friends and family over for cookout. Just in time for the three-day weekend, we’re featuring some of our most popular party recipes, perfect for a crowd. From juicy churrasco and Cuban-style burgers to creamy poblano potato salad  and a veggie dish made with tender palmitos and tomatoes, here are some recipes that will ensure this Memorial Day weekend is one to remember.

A frita is the Cuban take on a burger, flavored with paprika and cumin and topped with crispy shoe string fries. (Photo/Betty Cortina)

A frita is the Cuban take on a burger, flavored with paprika and cumin and topped with crispy shoe string fries. (Photo/Betty Cortina)

Cuban-style fritas

There’s nothing better sinking your teeth into a juicy hamburger and our recipe for a classic Cuban frita features a savory patty, topped with shoe string potatoes and slathered with spicy ketchup. Click here to get the recipe.

Juicy churrasco.

Juicy churrasco. (Photo/Getty Images)

Brazilian churrasco

Grilled steak is always a crowd pleaser and even a novice can make the perfect juicy churrasco thanks to Chef Leticia’s tips for marinating and grilling this Brazilian favorite. Click here to get her tips.

America's appetite for salsa seems unsatiable. Today, on National Salsa Day, we share a classic recipe.

America’s appetite for salsa seems insatiable. Today, on National Salsa Day, we share a classic recipe. (Photo/Getty Images)

Fresh tomato salsa and guacamole

Let’s just admit it: no matter how many elaborate appetizers you might make, the salsa and tortilla chips are always the first to go at any party. This Memorial Day, skip the jarred stuff and make some fresh tomato salsa and while you’re at it, whip up some guacamole too. Click here for a fresh tomato salsa recipe and get our recipe for chunky guacamole here. 

Poblano potato salad

Poblano potato salad (Photo/Nina Terrero)

Poblano potato salad

Potato salad is a standard at cookouts around the country this time of year, so why not serve yours up with a twist? This recipe features crisp, sweet corn, mild poblano chiles and fresh cilantro for a potato salad that’s anything but ordinary. Click here to get the recipe.

This Brazilian-style  palmitos salad is creamy and rich but still healthy and light.

This Brazilian-style palmitos salad is creamy and rich but still healthy and light. (Photo/Betty Cortina)

 Brazilian-style palmitos salad
Dying to try something new? Stun your guests with hearts of palm salad! Popular in Brazil — where it’s known as as “ensalada de palmitos” — this salad features tender palmitos with fresh tomatoes, creamy avocado and plenty of freshly grated lime zest for a salad that’s both light and refreshing. Click here to get the recipe.
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