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10 Brazilian Recipes Perfect for Your Olympics Viewing Party

Pão de Queijo

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Cheese bread, or Pão de Queijo in Portuguese, is a traditional Brazilian street food with gluten-free tapioca flour. Crispy on the outside and gooey on the inside, these yummy treats are sure to be a crowd-pleaser. (If you're looking to host a different kind of viewing party, check out our opening ceremony workout game.) 

Get the recipe: Pão de Queijo

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Spicy Brazilian Burrito Bowls

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Many Brazilian recipes are heavy on the meat, but with make-your-own burrito bowls, even your vegetarian and vegan guests will have something to eat. The garlic-cilantro coleslaw and fried plantains will slay every other version you've tried.

Get the recipe: Spicy Brazilian Burrito Bowls

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Grilled Pineapple with Cinnamon Honey Drizzle

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This dessert is guaranteed to impress your friends, and with only three ingredients, it won't take all day to prepare. On its own grilled pineapple is delicious, but the cinnamon drizzle takes it to gold medal status. (We've got more sweet-savory recipes featuring fresh summer fruit right here.)

Get the recipe: Grilled Pineapple with Cinnamon Honey Drizzle

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Brazilian Fish Stew

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Hot soup may be the last thing you think of for a party in the summer months, but give this one a chance. The spice mixture, tilapia, fresh lime juice, and coconut milk provide layers of flavor without weighing down the dish. Just be careful not to spill while cheering for Team USA!

Get the recipe: Brazilian Fish Stew

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Brazilian Lemonade

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This Brazilian lemonade is actually made with limes, but the real secret ingredient that gives this drink its unique flavor is the sweetened condensed milk. (Warning: It is high in sugar so you may want to stick to one glass!)

Get the recipe: Brazilian Lemonade

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Gaúcho Style Flatbread with Chimicurri

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Brazil is one of the barbeque champions of South America so this flank steak recipe is fitting. Slice and serve on top of flatbread with homemade chimichurri sauce and you've got yourself a quick appetizer or main dish.

Get the recipe: Gaúcho Style Flatbread with Chimicurri

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Brazilian Rub Salmon

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Fresh garlic, paprika, and chili powder combine to create the flavorful Brazilian rub in this salmon recipe. To give the fish its smoky flavor, grill on cedar planks.

Get the recipe: Brazilian Rub Salmon

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Mango Caipirinhas

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Whip up a pitcher of mango Caipirinhas, Brazil's national cocktail, to accompany the USA chant someone will inevitably start when Michael Phelps wins another gold. Cachaça, or fermented sugarcane, gives this drink its fiery kick. (See also: Healthy Sangria Recipes Worth Celebrating.)

Get the recipe: Mango Caipirinhas

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Brazilian Hearts of Palm Salad

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Brazilian food isn't known for being the epitome of healthy, but this salad—with hearts of palm, tomato, onion, and fresh lime juice—will help provide some balance to the grilled meats, and ahem, cheese rolls.

Get the recipe: Brazilian Hearts of Palm Salad

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Brazilian Feijoada

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One of the most well-known foods of Brazil is feijoada. This stew, traditionally made with black beans and pork, is high protein and low carb. Let simmer in the slow cooker, serve over rice, and garnish with green onion and fresh cilantro.

Get the recipe: Brazilian Feijoada

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