Time-Saving Suggestion - Do you ever have potlucks or share the cooking duties with friends? Select the dishes you'd like to serve, then print the recipes and give them to your friends to prepare and bring! It's less work for you and everyone gets bragging rights.
Potato salad or ensaladilla rusa is a favorite among Spanish in tapas bars, as well as for Sunday dinners or celebration.
This eggplant dish is great to serve as a tapa or a side dish, especially in spring and summer. It is the perfect make-ahead dish that you can take out a few minutes before serving. With two eggplants in the recipe, it serves 6 as a side dish and 12 as a tapa.
Salty and full of flavor, Serrano ham makes an excellent contrast with the sweet, juicy Honeydew melon. This tapa takes about 5-10 minutes to prepare and requires no cooking!
Slices of a crusty baguette, topped with cream or fresh cheese and a thin slice of smoked salmon and a drop of lemon juice combine to make a special treat.
Using typical Spanish ingredients, this tapa is quick and easy to prepare and has a deliciously smoky, yet salty taste. Roasted garlic and paprika are mixed with fresh, soft goat cheese, then spread over rustic bread and topped with sun-dried tomatoes and capers.
A great dish for the summer or anytime you want to prepare an appetizer quickly. Tuna is mixed with a bit of green onion and olives, then stuffed into roasted red peppers to make a delicious tapa.
How much simpler or tasty can a tapa be?! The sliced bread topped with Spanish jamon serrano, cheese and chorizo are sure to disappear as fast as they are served. Be sure to allow the cheese to warm to room temperature before serving.
Quince paste or "membrillo" is a typical dessert eaten in Spain. "Membrillo" or "Dulce de Membrillo" is a sweet, very dense jelly or paste made from the fruit of the quince tree. Try it with cheese for a light dessert.
What better dessert for a hot summer evening than cold sorbet? This sorbet has a Spanish twist - made with red wine, cinnamon and lemon, which give it a special flavor.
Serve ice cold Spanish sparkling wine with dessert or simply pour it over the sorbet for a festive dish!