Pupusas are a favorite dish in El Salvador. Pupusas are a corn-based food stuffed with fillings like beans, cheese, and meat, and an edible flower called Loroco. The loroco flower is native to Central America, and was called Quilite, which in the indigenous language means “herb you can eat.”
Pupusas are also enjoyed in neighboring Honduras where they are made with corn or rice flour. They are similar to arepas found in Venezuela and Colombia. Pupusas originated from the native Pipil people in El Salvador and were first eaten by them almost 3,000 years ago!
In today’s lesson, you will learn how to make a cheese and loroco pupusa by collecting all the items to bring to the pupuseria, a special restaurant where they make pupusas. Have fun and enjoy today’s yummy activities!