Helena Pereira, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Helena Pereira has tested.

A person holding a black bean burger filled with spinach, tomato, onion, and asparagus.

Black Bean Burger

Easy. Healthy. Spicy. Vegan. And satiating as heck. That’s what you get from this inspired collision of ingredients that come together in the form of a veggie burger.

  • (2)
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 8
A paper bowl filled with potato salad with apples on a red and white coaster with a plastic fork beside it.

Potato Salad With Apples

This unique spud salad is full of pleasant surprises and is gonna upend your notion of how things—or at least potato salad—ought to be.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H
  • 1 H
  • 0
A bifana, a Portuguese pork sandwich on a white plate with a bottle of mustard in the background.

Bifanas ~ Portuguese Pork Sandwiches

In the pantheon of great Portuguese foods, there are few sandwiches that are more superlative than the bifana. Essentially pork, bread, and sauce, it’s comfort food at its simplest.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 2 H
  • 4
A plate of roasted Brussels sprouts with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar splashing down on it

Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

“They will make converts of Brussels sprouts haters and Brussels sprouts lovers will scarf them down like candy!” That’s what we’re hearing about these lovely little crucifers. We couldn’t agree more.

  • (3)
  • 15 M
  • 35 M
  • 6
A partially-eaten chocolate souffle in a round white ceramic dish.

Chocolate Souffle

If you’ve been hesitant to make chocolate souffle out of fear, worry not. This easy version is guaranteed light, airy, and lofty heights. A no-stress,high-stakes dessert.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
A serving of Portuguese sawdust pudding layered in a martini glass.

Serradura ~ Portuguese Sawdust Pudding

Perhaps the easiest dessert ever, this simple yet stunning Portuguese staple is made with just three ingredients. Cookies. Cream. And sweetened condensed milk.

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 1 D
  • 2
A stack of gluten-free pancakes with butter and maple syrup on a white plate on top of a crossword puzzle.

Gluten Free Pancakes

Perfect for any lazy morning, these pancakes make being gluten intolerant a privilege. They also make the rest of the us envious.

  • (3)
  • 20 M
  • 30 M
  • 5
A loaf of kulich topped with glaze and sprinkles on a round trivet

Kulich

This towering traditional Easter bread bedecked with icing and sprinkles is easily recognizable. A hint of cardamom and saffron along with a dreamily delicate texture are what leave a lasting impression.

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 7 H, 55 M
  • 6
A log of chocolate salami with two slices cut from the end on a white rectangular platter.

Salame de Chocolate | Chocolate Salami

An easy, no-bake, Portuguese classic made with crushed cookies, confectioners’ sugar, cocoa powder, and whatever nuts or dried fruit you happen to have around. And (hiccup) Port.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 2 H
  • 4
The half-moon biscotti cookies on a yellow glass plate

Lemon Biscotti

Irresistible in terms of both taste and texture. Those with a weakness for these classic Italian cookies, consider yourself warned.

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 2 H
  • 4