Spanish Cuisine

Spanish cuisine plays an important role in Spanish culture and everyday life. A meal is often about having a social gathering with friends, family or colleagues. Such get togethers can often last for hours. Those meals usually consist of the world famous Spanish tapas and paella, but also some of the best food Spain has to offer. 

Spanish food is very regional and always uses local fresh produce and seasonal ingredients. The main ingredients found in many Spanish dishes and recipes is olive oil, garlic and parsley.

Discover the best Spanish recipes, foods and dishes ranging from Spanish tapas, soups and stews to salads and everything else in between.

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Pan con tomate – Spanish tomato bread

Pan con tomate – Spanish tomato bread

Pan con tomate or Spanish tomato bread is a humble Catalan dish featuring lightly toasted bread, fresh tomatoes, garlic, olive oil and sea salt. It can be served as a traditional Spanish breakfast dish or as a simple yet delicious tapa or appetizer. Background of the...

Spanish garlic mushrooms – Champiñones al ajillo

Spanish garlic mushrooms – Champiñones al ajillo

Champiñones al ajillo or Spanish garlic mushrooms is a classic Spanish tapas dish served all over Spain. It's a simple recipe to make but is packed with flavour. White button mushrooms are sautéed in olive oil and garlic and further flavoured with glazed onions,...

Spanish chorizo in cider – Chorizo a la sidra

Spanish chorizo in cider – Chorizo a la sidra

Spanish chorizo sausage in apple cider or 'chorizo a la sidra' is a classic Spanish tapas recipe. This smoky, meaty pork sausage braised in fresh, natural apple cider is a perfect flavour combination. This tapas dish originates from Asturias, where the cider is...

Salmorejo – Spanish cold tomato soup

Salmorejo – Spanish cold tomato soup

Salmorejo is a Spanish cold tomato soup with a smooth and creamy texture. It can either be eaten as a light meal, or served as a starter or appetizer. Salmorejo is a chilled and refreshing dish, it's perfect to serve on a hot summer day. Traditionally, salmorejo is...

Feta stuffed Padrón peppers

Feta stuffed Padrón peppers

This feta stuffed Padrón peppers recipe has an interesting twist when compared to the well known Spanish tapas dish 'grilled Padrón peppers'. The saltiness of the feta cheese pairs really well with the rich, charred aroma of the Padrón pepper. When grilled to...

Little Gem lettuce with anchovy and bell pepper salsa

Little Gem lettuce with anchovy and bell pepper salsa

The crispy leaves of the Little Gem lettuce in combination with the salty anchovy and fresh bell pepper salsa makes this a vibrant and crunchy side salad. What is Little Gem lettuce? Little Gem lettuce are a smaller version of Romaine lettuce. They are not really...

Spanish chorizo and chickpea stew

Spanish chorizo and chickpea stew

This hearty Spanish chorizo and chickpea stew is packed with smoky Mediterranean flavours. This one-pot meal only takes 30 minutes to prepare, which makes this comfort food a perfect camping meal or an easy weeknight dinner. Chickpeas and chorizo are two ingredients...

One pot Spanish rice with chorizo and tomatoes

One pot Spanish rice with chorizo and tomatoes

This quick one-pot Spanish rice with chorizo and tomatoes is full of bold flavours. Perfect for an easy weekday dinner at home and even better as camping food. What is Spanish chorizo? Spanish chorizo is a sausage made from coarsely chopped pork meat and pork fat then...

Grilled Spanish Padrón Peppers

Grilled Spanish Padrón Peppers

Padron peppers, or pimientos de Padrón generally have a mild and sweet taste, although some can have a nice spicy kick. Grilled with olive oil and sprinkled with flaky sea salt, these green delicacies are a classic Spanish tapas dish. What are Padrón peppers? These...

Spanish chorizo in red wine – Chorizo al vino tinto

Spanish chorizo in red wine – Chorizo al vino tinto

Chorizo in red wine sauce or 'chorizo al vino tinto' is a classic Spanish tapas dish. Full of flavour and very easy to make with just two ingredients, these chorizo tapas are the perfect appetizer to spice up any dinner party. One of the more popular things to do in...

Easy Spanish gazpacho recipe

Easy Spanish gazpacho recipe

Fresh Spanish gazpacho is a chilled vegetable soup bursting with Mediterranean flavours and is perfect on a hot summers day as an appetizer or light meal. It is also very fast and easy to prepare. Serve this cold Spanish soup with some gazpacho toppings like finely...

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