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Huminta (Bolivian Style Souffle)

Huminta (Bolivian Style Souffle) Huminta (Bolivian Style Souffle)

Huminta (Bolivian Style Souffle) recipe













Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free, High Fiber


4 cups quinoa
1 cup tofu
1 cup winter squash
¼ cup tahini (sesame paste)
3 anise extract
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
½ cup bread crumbs


Run quinoa, tofu and squash through a fine food mill.

Lightly blend in tahini, anise and salt.

Oil a small casserole.

Add half of the bread crumbs and rotate around the casserole to form a thin layer of crumbs.

Add the quinoa mixture, sprinkle remaining bread crumbs on top, cover and bake for 1 hour.

Serve hot in cold weather or at room temperature in hot weather.

Any leftovers may be sliced and pan fried.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Huminta Boliviana:
4 cups fresh ground corn
1/4 tea spoon ground panca pepper that is not hot or sweet paprika.
1 cup shorting
1 cup boiling water
sugar a pinch
salt to taste
5 spoons of fresh cheese can be mozarella or farmers
a pinch of anise grain
Husks to make large humintas

Heat in a large casserole the aji Panca,with 1 cup of water,cook till almost al water gone.
Add shorting,cook for 5 minutes,when boiling starts remove from heat add corn, mix quickly . add sugar or salt,if sweet add raisins.
If salted ones only anis,put 2 large slices of cheese and fold like in the previous picture.
In a large pot set rows of the corn cobs, add boiling water till they are covered, then set the humintas on top, steam cook for about 45 minutes in medium heat, to know when they are ready cook one raw potatoe, when it is ready, the Bolivian humintas are done.
They can also be done in the oven,not folded, or in a pan with no husks.

about 11 years ago


No white corn?
This is anything but huminta...

over 2 years ago

United States

Whoever is calling this “huminta boliviana” and posting this recipe as it is, doesn’t have any idea of what is huminta and I’m sure it doesn’t know where Bolivia is located.

over 2 years ago


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 217g (7.7 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 74417% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 434mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 43%
Dietary Fiber 11g 45%
Sugars g
Protein 58g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 34% Iron 96%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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