Caigua Rellena is a Peruvian dish made of a stuffed vegetable. The word caigua referrers to the a hollow, gourd-like vegetable called caiguas. The word rellena means stuffed or filled.
Peruvian doctors tell people with high blood pressure to eat raw caiguas in a salad, with a little lime and salt.
Recipe for Caigua Rellena
- Stuff the boiled caiguas with ground beef, pecans, raisins, green/black olives, and hard boiled eggs
- Place in a pot with tomato sauce
- Serve with rice