El Salvador

Taste of El Salvador

When people start to make their travel bucket lists, El Salvador may not always rank very high. The truth of the matter is that in the past El Salvador was experiencing some upheaval and wasn’t always the safest country visit. Thankfully, that is all in the past, and it has become an excellent country to visit. For such a small country, El Salvador is full of interesting, adventurous and beautiful things to do. Here is a list of what we recommend doing and seeing on your next visit to this gorgeous country.

These palm flower clusters resemble baby corn and are served in salads or eaten straight from the jar of brine. Described as distinctly bitter with a texture similar to crumbly baby corns, its aftertaste is reminiscent of bitter melon or raw zucchini.
Strong-smelling, hard, salty, dry aged cheese that is ideal for crumbling or grating. This cheese is particularly tasty on beans, sopa de frijoles, Salvadoran enchiladas, and many other dishes.
Horchata de morro is a popular Salvadoran drink made from a blend of spices and seeds such as morro, cocoa, sesame, peanut and others. Harina de arroz is used to make quesadillas, salpores, and more! Use these easy to prepare mixes from El Salvador.
These stuffed corn cakes are as much a meal as they are a flavor adventure! This classic dish is slightly thicker than a tortilla and is stuffed with a filling before cooking on a griddle — but with these frozen options, it is more convenient to make!
This product has no sugar, low sodium, and is gluten free! Used to make tortillas, pupusas, and other baked goods. Has been described as making softer tortillas and having a lighter flavor compared with similar flours.

Go to the Beach

El Salvador is home to some of the best beaches for surfing in the world. In fact, if you are searching for that big wave, you may want to put Las Floresand Punta Roca on your to-do list. These beaches have some serious waves. But if you’re a beginner, you may want to check out El Tunco. It has a milder selection of waves but doesn’t skimp on the beauty. Don’t forget to talk a walk around sunset and see the most beautiful displays each evening.


Hike a Volcano

El Salvador has 26 volcanoes located within its borders with about ⅓ of them of them still being active. At the National Park Cerro Verde, you can choose from 3 different volcanoes to hike. You can walk through a cloud forest and see hundreds of unique species of animals, birds and plant life.

Eat a Pupusa

You haven’t been to El Salvador if you haven’t tried a Pupusa. It is made with a corn dough that has been filled with a mixture of beans, rice and cheese and maybe meat. It is then flattened and grilled. The flavors are rich and delicious. You don’t want to miss out!


If you would like a taste of El Salvador, please come to the Redlands Ranch Market. We sell all kinds of international ingredients to help you get a taste of world from your home kitchen. Find what you need to make a pupusa, and many other El Salvadorian treats at the Redlands Ranch Market.