The Chilean causeo is a traditional dish in our cuisine, essentially a salad that often includes some kind of animal protein, such as pork trotters or beef, served cold. It’s typically enjoyed as an evening meal with fresh marraqueta breads.

This salad is a typical preparation of the muleteers who ascended to the Andes Mountains with dried meat (charqui) instead of fresh meat to prevent spoilage, giving it an unparalleled flavor full of proteins and vitamins to withstand the harsh mountain environment.

A fresh and delicious Chilean salad, also known as “ensalada chilena,” is ideal to accompany your best national homemade dishes such as pastel de choclo (corn pie), roasted ribs, or lamb barbecue.