Transport yourself to Spain and throw your own tapas party with these easy tapas recipes for everything from patatas bravas to a classic Spanish tortilla. Don't forget a cool pitcher of sangria to wash it down!
A traditional Spanish side dish that I've served at parties for many years. But it's a simple, tasty dish anytime!
My boyfriend christened this and I think it's a pretty accurate description, chorizo, olives, peppers and potatoes always remind me of holidays in Spain. With the addition of the eggs it's almost like an inside out Spanish omlette.
This is an easy gourmet starter. I often add some chopped green olives to the olive mixture and a little more balsamic. A fresh, rindless goat's cheese may also be used in place of the cream cheese. Serve with slices of toasted baguette or crackers.
Serve this delectable dish with a fresh, warm loaf of crusty bread for mopping up all the delicious sauce. Use Spanish chorizo if you can't find the Portuguese chouriço.
Hot tomato sauce over baked potatoes. Great tapas dish or anytime potato dish.
This traditional Spanish soup is full of wonderfully fresh flavours and packed with vitamins as all the vegetables are raw. Cool and refreshing, it is the ideal choice for a simple lunch or midsummer supper, with some seeded country-style bread or rolls. Or serve it as a light starter on a warm evening.
An authentic Spanish ensalada Rusa. A popular tapa served in bars all over Spain. This recipe was given to me by my mum who was taught by her Spanish uncle.
A favourite tapas dish, these Spanish prawns are infused with the flavours of garlic, olive oil and chilli. Easy and authentic!
This is a quick, garlicky Mediterranean olive spread. Similar to the French tapenade, but without capers. Excellent served with good crusty bread.
Patatas bravas, loved the UK over, but not a dish that is regularly made at home. According to some recent research by Campo Viejo, only 6% of the nation cooks tapas at home. Believe me, this is one of the most simple recipes I have ever created, and so tasty. I reckon everyone should have a go.