Colombia's Independence Day Celebrated With These Five Recipes (PHOTOS)

07/20/2012 07:59 am ET | Updated Aug 04, 2012

What better way to celebrate Colombia's Independence Day then with una bandeja paisa or empanadas with a little aji.

Colombia may be famous for their coffee but their cuisine is just as delectable, with many indigenous and Spanish influences.

Colombians are the seventh-largest population of Hispanic origin living in the United States, according to the Pew Hispanic Center, with the population reaching over 800,000. They are also the largest South American ethnic group in the U.S.

In honor of the country's 202 years of independence, LatinoVoices picked out the five top recipes to get those taste buds flowing.

5 Colombian Recipes to Celebrate!

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