Spanish starters

    Find loads of easy and impressive Spanish starters - from classic tapas dishes such as patatas bravas, to Spanish-style salads and soups. Check out our entire Spanish recipe collection for more ideas.

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    27 reviews

    A traditional Spanish side dish that I've served at parties for many years. But it's a simple, tasty dish anytime!

    Recipe by: jed

    8 reviews

    Quick and easy supper - gratin dish of peppers, potato, tomatoes and chorizo with a baked egg in the middle. Serve with fresh crusty bread to mop up the luscious juices.

    Recipe by: Samantha's Supper

    3 reviews

    Hot tomato sauce over baked potatoes. Great tapas dish or anytime potato dish.

    Recipe by: isobel

    2 reviews

    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.

    Recipe by: RobertTaylor

    2 reviews

    This is very easy to make, it doesn't cost a fortune and most people have a couple of onions, potatoes and eggs spare. It's low on cost and high on taste. It's ideal to eat hot or cold and great to eat with a salad. Please note you will need a deep fat fryer, a frying pan and a dinner plate.

    Recipe by: wakeylass

    1 review

    This easy tapas dish is enjoyed throughout Spain. Mushrooms are cooked to perfection in olive oil and white wine, and flavoured with garlic, red chilli and parsley.

    Recipe by: Luis Luna

    61 reviews

    Unlike most omelettes, a Spanish tortilla is served at room temperature. It is the classic tapas dish, prepared all over Spain.

    Recipe by: sjmoraes

    1 review

    These tomatoes not only look pretty but taste delicious and fresh.

    Recipe by: Annakm

    166 reviews

    Living in Spain I have come across a literal plethora of tapas. This is a light, healthy tapa that goes best with crisp white wines and crusty bread. This recipe is great for experimenting with a variety of different vegetables, spices and vinegars.

    Recipe by: La Cocina de Redondita

    40 reviews

    This recipe is from Spain. Sherry or lemon juice is not always used, but either one adds a nice contrast to the richness of the oil and garlic. You can easily substitute squid or scallops for the prawns.

    Recipe by: MMZEHER

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