The Hot Latin Non-Diet Diet

Feb 29, 12 The Hot Latin Non-Diet Diet

Spring is just around the corner. You’ve got some serious work to do before jetting off to the beach in your teeny weeny Brazilian bikini. Okay, so maybe you have to hit the spinning or Zumba classes six times a week, but who says you have to swear off food that tastes good too? Sorry, but rice cakes and celery sticks aren’t a part of any food group that spells delicious. Don’t you worry, chica, we have some super simple recipes inspired by the Hot Latin Diet that will keep you lean and satiated while you keep your eye on the prize – a photo of Shakira’s smokin’ body that serves as inspiration for the new you.

Avocado Crisps

Hands down, avocados are probably the world’s most perfect food because of the heart-healthy fats that help lower your cholesterol, high protein content and hoards of vitamin B6, potassium and folic acid that are actually good for your, ahem, Vajajay. Notice its shape? It looks like a vagina. No coincidence here, people.

  • Just cut a low-calorie tortilla into 8 pieces with a pizza cutter
  • Toast the tortilla slices and top with 1-2 slices of avocado
  • Then sprinkle with chili powder and lime juice.

Scallop Plum Ceviche

Oh, delish. This one will make you look like Anthony Bourdain, minus the bad attitude, in about 20 minutes flat without breaking a sweat. Go ahead. Impress your friends.

  • In a bowl, toss together 1 pound of fresh sea scallops, 2 diced plums, 1 teaspoon of tarragon, 1/4 cup of  freshly-squeezed lime juice, and 1/2 teaspoon grated lime zest.
  • Season with salt and cayenne.
  • Let mixture sit at room temperature for about 15 minutes.
  • Taste and adjust seasoning.

So, put that can of tuna and fork down, for God’s sake, and make your abuela proud. Cook a real Latin meal tonight.


  1. Itzel Yagual /

    Great eats without the extra fat! I love the fact that they are great for entertaining! Thanks for sharing! Itzel Yagual

    • LaCosmo /

      You’re welcome, Itzel! Are you going to try one of the recipes yourself?

  2. La Roja /

    Your vagina comment made me LOL

    Great post!

    • LaCosmo /

      Glad you liked LaRoja! How are you, chica? How’s Miami?

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