Vegetarian Farofa (Brazilian stuffing)

The perfect side dish for barbecues and stews.


Click here to see the recipe in Portuguese


servings: 6 / preparation time: 30 minutes



1 large onion, sliced

4 garlic cloves, diced

8 to 10 mushrooms, sliced (white or crimini)

3 eggs

1 diced tomato

1/2 diced red bell pepper

1 cup manioc flour

1 cup yellow corn flower, on large flakes

2 tbs olive oil

parsley to garnish

salt and Tabasco pepper to taste



1 – In a frying pan, heat the olive oil and add onion and garlic to sauté. Cook for about 3 minutes.

2 – Add the sliced mushrooms, bell pepper, salt and Tabasco, and mix for 3 to 4 minutes, until mushrooms are cooked.

3 – Place tomatoes, stir well.

4 – Move ingredients to a corner of the pan and add the eggs. Let them cook, without stirring, until they are firm.

5 – Mix all ingredients and add the manioc and corn flours. Cook for about 3 minutes, stirring well.

6 – Finish with the chopped parsley, taste and set salt and pepper.


Tips and Options:

  • This is a typical Brazilian dish, therefore, you are more likely to find manioc flour and yellow corn flour on Latin markets.
  • Farofa is a very versatile dish. You can use different ingredients to make other versions of it, like zucchini, grated carrots, spinach, olives, and eggplants.
  • Check it out this version with bacon.

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