A combination of tapas recipes and other traditional, easy Spanish recipes — take your pick and try one (or all) of them in the comfort of your own home!
Saying that Spanish cuisine is quite rich is an understatement. So, expect different versions of these Spanish dishes, depending on which part of the country you visit.
However, I do try to mention which particular city I’ve managed to try each dish — hopefully, that helps make the distinction.
- Spanish Garlic Chicken
Not really a fan of garlic? This dish might change your mind.
Mixed with sherry, the garlic becomes undeniably sweet — you will be pleasantly surprised.
- Spanish Chorizo & Chickpea Stew
You would think that you’ve been simmering this stew for hours, because of the explosion of flavors. Nope, this one only takes thirty minutes to cook.
Perfect for those weeknights that you are just too tired and hungry — undoubtedly one of those easy Spanish recipes, indeed.
- Spanish Marinated Eggplant & Peppers
A perfect balance of smoky and sweet is what you get from this dish.
It is one of those appetizers that kicks-off your taste buds for the entire meal. Best served on room temperature, with slices of crusty bread.
- Spanish Spinach with Chickpeas
More common in the Andalucía region of Spain, I usually serve this tapa as a light lunch at home.
Doesn’t matter if you use baby spinach or not for this traditional Spanish recipe; the outcome would always be deliciously filling.
These are traditional Christmas cookies made of ground, blanched almonds.
Nah, just do what I do and make them the whole year-round! Yep, they’re that good.
- Spanish Beef Stew
You cannot ask for better comfort food than this.
You’ll get fall-off-the-bone meat and covered in a thick, creamy, slightly sweet sauce. You have to try it to judge for yourself.
Oh! Make sure you’ve got tons of bread — trust me, you’re going to need it!
- Sherry Marinated Mushrooms
Here’s another appetizer that can be served room temperature.
You don’t have to wait for the mushroom season to serve this Spanish dish. Button mushrooms (also known as ‘champignons‘) would always turn out great.
Pair this with grilled meat and some wine, and you’re good to go.
- Oven Roasted Patatas Bravas
If you’ve been to Barcelona, this is probably the first Spanish tapa that you have been served (aside from Jamon Iberico).
Customarily served with aioli, I love having these delicious potatoes with a pitcher (yep, not a glass!) of sangria.
A bit of a side note, you can ask any of the locals for one of their tapas recipes, and I bet this is the one that you would get. 😉
- Fried Padron
Hands down, this tops the list of easy Spanish recipes, it’s literally added into a pan, wait a few minutes and then, serve.
These are peppers that grow in Galicia, Northwestern part of Spain. We were told that depending on the month, these peppers can be spicy or mild.
Well, the good ones that I’ve tried are incredibly mild (and delicious!), one serving of this classic Spanish dish is not enough for me.
A word of caution, though. These are best served straight out of the pan, so be careful, they can be really HOT!