Costa Rican casado is probably one of the best meals we have ever had on a vacation. And yet, it is SO simple. Casado is a traditional meal in Costa Rica, and we ate it pretty much every single day on our vacation to Quepos, Costa Rica last summer.
Kenny has been on my back to recreate it ever since we got home from that trip, and I fiiiinally got around to actually doing it. I’m mad at myself for taking this long to do it, because this meal is so ridiculously good that I just had to share it with you guys!
It’s amazing how simple it is, you just have to prepare each component of the meal, and then put it all together to customize your own casado. The combination we had in Costa Rica was just rice, black beans, chicken, and fried plantains. That’s your base, that’s it. It doesn’t sound fancy, but I promise it is amazing.
Once you have those main components, you can start adding whatever sauces or toppings you want. I went with pico de gallo, a little vegan sour cream, and avocado. Oh. Em. Gee. Those toppings just take the cake.
You guys are going to seriously love this one, especially those fried plantains. They are by far the best part.