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15 Quick Brazilian Recipes for The Olympics 2016

I hope you have been enjoying the Olympic Games that are taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  The opening ceremony was stunning, wouldn’t you agree? Well, for the time being let’s celebrate with friends and family all the excitement that this world sporting event brings, including the excitement of food… and this, my friend, is the best list of 15 Quick Brazilian Recipes for The Olympics 2016 that there will ever be.

The list includes appetizers, main dishes, desserts, and drinks… each one can be  prepared in 30 minutes or less, with simple ingredients that are available pretty much everywhere. There is a dish and drink for everyone!

I hope you have the chance to make and enjoy at least some of 15 quick Brazilian recipes. Cheers to you and your team!


1. Cheddar Filled Brazilian Cheese Rolls (Pão de Queijo Recheado com Cheddar) — Gluten-free rolls made from tapioca flour and cheeses — which can be served as small bites, for breakfast, or as a snack. 


2. Grilled Cheese Sticks (Espetinho de Queijo) — Sticks of cheese grilled on a griddle pan and served with a choice of chimichurri sauce or honey, as an appetizer or snack.  

grilled-cheese-sticks; best-cheese-grilling

3. Brazilian Fried Chicken Bites (Frango a Passarinho) — Fried chicken bites tossed with garlic and parsley and served as an appetizer accompanied by beer or soda. 


4. Palm of Heart Salad Skewers (Salada de Palmito no Espeto) — Skewers made with hearts of palm, salad greens, tomatoes, and red onions, tossed  with a lemon vinaigrette.  An unique way to serve a light and fresh salad without needing any silverware. 


5. Brazilian Hot Dog (Cachorro Quente) — sausage topped with a ground beef and tomato sauce, and served on a hot dog bun, jazzed up with all your favorite accompaniments.


6. Beach-Style Cold Chicken Sandwich (Sanduíche Natural de Frango) — A popular cold sandwich on Brazilian beaches, made from a mixture of shredded chicken, mayo, raisins,  and vegetables. 


7.  One Pot Shrimp in Coconut Sauce (Camarão no Leite de Coco) — Shrimp cooked in a creamy coconut sauce and served over rice or noodles. 


8. Strawberry Caipirinha (Caipirinha de Morango) — A classic Brazilian cocktail made with strawberry, cachaça, sugar, and ice.   


9. Creamy Pineapple Coconut Cocktail (Batida de Abacaxi com Coco) — A sassy milkshake-like drink made from a blend of pineapple, coconut milk, sweetened condensed milk, cachaça or vodka and ice.


10. Brazilian Limeade (Limonada Suíça) — The classic Brazilian “lemonade” made from limes in the blender… with zest and all.  


11. Brazilian Chocolate Fudge Balls (Brigadeiros) — The most beloved Brazilian sweet treats, made from sweetened condensed milk, butter, and cocoa powder… a favorite of both adults and children.

brigadeiro, brigadeiros

12. Brazilian Coconut Kisses (Beijinhos de Coco) — Coconut fudge balls made from sweetened condensed milk, butter, and coconut flakes. 

Brazilian Coconut Kisses (Beijinhos de Coco)

13. Brazilian Peanut Brittle (Pé de Moleque) — nuttier and more buttery than the American version.  A real must have!  The baking soda added to the recipe makes the brittle crack nicely, even in a hot and humid climate.


14. Brazilian Gluten- Free Coconut “Muffins” (Quejadinha) — A custardy dessert or pie-like filling made from sweetened condensed milk, eggs, coconut flakes, and vanilla extract. It is gluten-free and quick to prepare.  


15. Açaí Bowl (Açaí na Tigela) — A healthy snack or breakfast made from frozen açaí pulp topped with bananas and granola. It is super refreshing and energizing! 



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13 Responses to 15 Quick Brazilian Recipes for The Olympics 2016

  1. Deb|EastofEdenCooking August 9, 2016 at 12:53 pm #

    Those Chicken Bites look amazing! We have been watching the Olympics every night, it’s quite amazing!

  2. Juliana August 9, 2016 at 4:46 pm #

    Nice round-up Denise…thanks for the post!
    Have a wonderful week 🙂

  3. Tandy | Lavender and Lime August 10, 2016 at 2:13 am #

    I think I am going to try the limeade! I am loving the Olympics but the time difference makes it very difficult for us to enjoy everything 🙂

  4. John/Kitchen Riffs August 10, 2016 at 9:12 am #

    Perfect timing! We’re all glued to the Olympics, so anything Brazilian is what we’re craving. Great round-up — thanks!

  5. Regina Melo-Jocknevich August 10, 2016 at 7:21 pm #

    Yummy, yummy!!! Cada receita mais deliciosa do que a outra 🙂

    • Denise Browning August 11, 2016 at 1:44 pm #

      So glad to see you here, Regina!!! Love your blog and recipes a well.

  6. Sugar et al. August 10, 2016 at 10:25 pm #

    Perfect timing but you make it hard to choose from so many fabulous, delicious recipes. I will start with the Brazilian chicken bites and end with the Brigadeiros. All thanks to you, we went to Brazillian dress-ups party recently and I kept flaunting my knowledge of Brazilian dishes:-)

    • Denise Browning August 11, 2016 at 11:21 am #

      You are such a lovely friend. I love you, Sonali! I hope you have enjoyed the party and eaten some delicious Brazilian dishes too. xx

  7. Raymund August 15, 2016 at 1:40 am #

    Wow, I all want them. Feel like I want to have some Brazilian feast at home

  8. Fran @ G'day Souffle' August 16, 2016 at 10:35 pm #

    Oh, those Coconut Kisses look marvelous. I could eat a dozen!


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