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Appetizer Recipes

Champiñones al Ajillo (Garlic Mushroom Tapas) are a wonderful addition to any appetizer or tapas menu! Since spending time in Spain, we have become quite enamored with tapas. Spanish Tapas are small dishes or little appetizers often served alongside a glass of wine or sangria.  Enjoying tapas with friends is a great way to unwind …

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Chorizo in Red Wine is one of my favorite Spanish tapas dishes. The rich red wine sauce complements the spicy, smoky chorizo sausage. If you aren’t familiar, tapas refers to small Spanish appetizers served as either a snack or combined together as a full meal, often shared with others.  Below we have a link to …

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If you have ever been to Spain, you are likely well acquainted with a Spanish Tortilla, or Tortilla Española. The dish can be found on most restaurant menus, as well as in supermarkets and homes throughout Spain.  Tortilla Española is a dish made with thinly sliced potatoes and onions, slowly cooked in olive oil, then …

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Albondigas con Salsa de Almendras, or Spanish Meatballs in Almond Sauce is a traditional Spanish recipe.  It frequently appears on Spanish Tapas menus, which include an assortment of small appetizer portions of dishes meant to be shared (see more receipts below). A sauce made with almonds probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind …

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Patatas Bravas (or Papas Bravas) are a popular Spanish Appetizer. The name translates literally to “spicy potatoes” and once we discovered them, we’re always on the hunt for the perfect “Bravas” whenever we’re traveling through Spain.  These crispy little potato bites come either smothered in a sauce, which can be a spicy tomato sauce, or …

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When we visit any of our favorite tapas bars in Spain, one of my go-to choices is Spanish Meatballs (in Spanish, albondigas). Albondigas Tapas are similar to Italian meatballs, but the Spanish meatballs are smaller (about 1 inch in diameter). They are meant to be appetizer or snack portions and are often eaten with a …

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There are many versions of this popular easy Greek Feta Dip, known as Htipiti or Tirokafteri. Some use sweet red bell peppers and cayenne pepper, others use spicy red pepper flakes or fresh spicy red peppers. Different varieties of vinegar (such as red wine vinegar or plain white vinegar) or added oregano or Greek yogurt …

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Molcajete Salsa Verde (green salsa) is a tangy, bright salsa that is quite different from traditional tomato salsas. Making it using a molcajete, a traditional Central American mortar and pestle made from lava rock, imparts additional flavor and texture.  The green color (verde) of the salsa derives from the use of tomatillos rather than the …

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