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Over on Facebook, I’m hosting a Read Around the World Challenge this year. (If you’d like to join the reading challenge, click here.) And, I thought since we were “visiting” Spain this month, I would round it out with some Easy Spanish Recipes in case you’d like to continue the adventure in the kitchen.
Before my family traveled to Spain, we tried some Spanish food recipes at home, just to expand our taste buds and so our kids had an idea of what to expect. We found Spain’s food culture to be a little different from what we were used to. There were different spices, different proteins, but we completely loved eating in Spain! You can read about our adventures in Seville and Cadiz if you’d like.
And while preparing recipes at home may not be quite like eating in Spain, it is worth expanding your culinary horizons and trying some fabulous new recipes!
Easy Spanish Recipes
I went to some awesome food bloggers to find their favorite Spanish recipes – since creating recipes are definitely not my thing! And what I came away with are 13 wonderful Spanish food recipes that I think you’ll love! Most of them look very easy, and they all look very delicious. Let me know if you try them!
An easy meatless recipe for the traditional Spanish rice dish! This Vegan Paella is gluten-free, allergy-free, packed with authentic flavors, and hearty vegetables. A healthy, one-pot, vegetarian dinner that will quickly become a new family favorite! Check out this quick and easy (and gluten-free) version from Rebecca at Strength and Sunshine.
Bacalao a la Vizcaina is a delicious Spanish salt cod dish from the Basque region of Spain, that’s popular in Bilbao as well as Mexico, Guatemala and throughout the rest of Latin America. Although this bacalao seco ( dry salt cod fish) dish is most popular on Christmas Eve and at Easter, you can enjoy it any time of the year. Grab this recipe from Michele at A Taste for Travel.
This white bean salad is vegan and comes together in five minutes. It only needs eight ingredients and is so easy to make I debated whether I should bother doing a post on it or not. Serve as part of a selection of salads, with some crusty white bread to mop up the delicious sauce. It’s also great as a tapa on crackers or mini-toasts. Grab this quick and easy recipe from Deirdre at The Fiery Vegetarian.
Romesco sauce is a Spanish sauce made from tomatoes, peppers, nuts, vinegar, and olive oil. It’s most commonly served with fish and seafood or as a dipping sauce for vegetables but can also be used to season or to thicken seafood stews. It’s thick and creamy (thanks to nuts and bread) but naturally vegan and healthy. It’s packed with flavor, and easy (my recipe uses only easy-to-get ingredients). You could call it Spanish pesto. My favorite way to serve it is with roasted cauliflower (roasted cauliflower steaks). It’s so good, you’ll be blown away!! Get the recipe from Aleksandra at Everday Delicious.
Instant Pot Paella Soup is my favorite seafood leftover soup. Loaded with leftover mixed paella and an amazing fish stock, you will want to binge on this forever. Check out this quick and delicious recipe from Samantha at Recipe This.
Pressure Cooker Spanish Tortilla originates in Spain. It is an Egg Frittata (Cheese-less Quiche) made with a Sofrito and potatoes. You will find similar Tortillas in Cuban households and restaurants under the Tapas category. Get a copy of this recipe from Wendy atThis Old Gal.
I returned from my recent trip to Barcelona incredibly inspired by the food I had enjoyed there. There were many dishes I wanted to recreate and decided to plan an ode to Barcelona in the form of a tapas party for my family. You'll be thanking me for this delicious recipe from Victoria atMission: Food.
This is comfort food at its best! Spanish Style Pork Chops are crispy on the outside and stuffed with a delicious combo of ham, roasted peppers, and cheese. This recipe is a perfect way to turn regular pork chops into a scrumptious and satisfying dinner. Get the recipe here from Iryna at Lavender and Macarons.
Bursting with flavor, juicy, hearty and comforting, this Spanish Chicken And Rice make a delicious one-pot recipe for the whole family. Perfect for a weeknight or Sunday dinner. Another yummy recipe from Iryna at Lavender and Macarons.
I love to travel and try new cuisines, but I’m writing this recipe during a global pandemic when travel is severely curtailed, so this Spanish bean soup is a way to bring a little bit of travel home.
Spanish Food Recipes
When we were in Spain, one of our favorite dishes was the tortilla. We have made it a few times since we’ve been back. And I can tell you, it’s delicious! And, it’s a really easy Spanish recipe to make. And, I bet the kids will love it!!
So, which of these easy Spanish recipes are you looking forward to digging into? Do you have a favorite Spanish food recipe that isn’t included? Let me know! I’d love to add it to the list.
Becki is the author and founder of A Book Lover’s Adventures. She has a degree in elementary education, has worked and volunteered in libraries for years, and spent several years in the travel industry. All of this has led to a love of books and travel. Becki loves to share her love by finding literary escapes to share!
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