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25 Delicious Tapas Recipes

Tapas are a Spanish tradition that have made their way across the globe, and with good reason – they’re delicious! And their small size lends itself to sharing with a crowd so you can try a variety of different dishes instead of just focusing on your own. And today we’re sharing 25 of our favorite tapas recipes that you can make yourself. Here we go!

1. Spanish Shrimp Recipe

Spanish shrimp tapas recipe

This Spanish tapas recipe begins with shrimp, and is topped with all kinds of delicious spices to create a flavorful dish that will go perfectly with other seafood tapas dishes. Make your way over to The Gourmet Gourmand to check out the full recipe along with lots of photos.

2. Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Roasted brussels sprouts garlic aioli

These yummy-looking brussels sprouts are sautéed with canola oil until they are brown and crisp, and then they are paired with a rich aioli dip made with mayonnaise, garlic, lemon juice and parsley. Head on over to Lifestyle 365 to check out the full recipe.

3. Chorizo With Red Wine Sauce

Sauteed chorizo tapas

This tapas dish is a mix of sweet and savory, consisting of salty chorizo sausage which is then glazed with a sweet sauce made with red wine, honey and and some fresh parsley for a bright green garnish. Check out the full recipe for this dish at BBC Good Food.

4. Patatas Bravas

Patatas bravas tapas recipe

Patatas bravas are a classic Spanish dish served at most tapas restaurants, but they are very easy to make at home as well. Simply roast diced potatoes in the oven and combine tomatoes with onion, garlic and a few other items for the sauce. Get the recipe at What Jessica Baked Next.

5. Champinones Al Ajillo

Spanish garlic mushrooms tapas

Champinones Al Ajillo, or Spanish garlic mushrooms, are a wonderful accompaniment to most other meaty tapas dishes, thanks to their lighter flavor. Garlic, olive oil, lemon juice and sherry are the main ingredients for this one. Check out the recipe at Love Foodies.

6. Sweet Chicken Bacon Bites

Sweet chicken bacon bites

If you’re a bacon lover, then you know that bacon can make just about anything better… so these sweet chicken bacon bites are the ultimate sweet and savory treat. Simply wrap cubed chicken in strips of bacon and top with brown sugar. Get the recipe at Jo Cooks.

7. Spanish Tortilla

Spanish tortilla tapas recipe

This Spanish tortilla recipe is made with eggs, potatoes and onions to create a frittata of sorts, and served with pieces of baguette and diced tomatoes. Make your way over to the BBC’s Good Food blog to check out all the details of this delicious recipe.

8. Spanish Tapas Peppers

Spanish tapas peppers recipe

Next, we have a delicious recipe for stuffed peppers from world-renowned chef Ina Garten. Red and yellow peppers are stuffed with raisins, olives, anchovies and peppers to create a unique, mouth-watering tapas dish. Check out the recipe at The Kitchn.

9. Creamy Croquetas

Spanish creamy croquetas

These creamy croquetas have a decadent ingredient list, including Spanish ham, butter, olive oil and flour and then they are coated in egg and flour to create a beautifully crispy outer shell when fried. Head over to Test 4 The Best to check out two great recipes.

10. Clams In Sherry Sauce

Sherry clams tapas recipe

This recipe for clams in sherry sauce is an excellent option if you’re creating seafood tapas. The clams themselves are simple to cook, it is the sauce that is the true star here – made with white wine, sherry, chiles and a few other ingredients. Get the recipe at Saveur. 

11. Padrón Peppers

Padron peppers tapas recipe

These padrón peppers are mostly mild in flavor (every now and then you may get a spicier one!) and are prepared simply with olive oil and a sprinkling of freshly ground salt. Head on over to Hungry Sofia to read all about these peppers and how to cook them.

12. Moorish Pork Skewers

Moorish pork skewers

These pork skewer tapas are made with pork fillet and doused with a mixture of pimentón, garlic and a few other spices, and then served with a mojo picòn sauce which is made with chiles, garlic and more pimentón. Check out the whole recipe over at Woman and Home.

13. Chickpea Fritters

Chickpea fritter spanish tapas

These chickpea fritters are a popular tapas dish in Spain, and they are easy to make. Simply combine chick peas, spinach and a few other ingredients to create these yummy little patties. Serve them with a red pepper romesco sauce. Get the recipe at Veg Kitchen.

14. Garlicky Green Beans

Garlic green beans tapas

These garlicky green beans go well with any meat tapas dish, providing a light but flavorful pairing that you won’t be able to stop eating. They are par cooked in a steamer, and then fried up in olive oil and garlic. Check out the full recipe over at HubPages.

15. Steamed Mussels

Steamed mussels omato chorizo broth

Steamed mussels are surprisingly simple to make, and are an impressive dish that will please a crowd. These are cooked in a broth made with tomatoes, chorizo and white wine. Make your way over to Bon Appetit to check out the full recipe, along with tips and tricks.

16. Gazpacho Shooters

Gazpacho marinated cucumber shooters

Gazpacho, a delicious chilled soup, is perfect for summer and will work well served in small shooter glasses like the ones above. The recipe calls for tomatoes, pepper, cucumber, and a few other items. Head on over to Par Taste to check out the full recipe.

17. Spanish Style Meatballs

Spanish style meatballs tapas

These meatballs are made using fairly traditional Spanish ingredients, and the result is a delectable batch of meatballs in a sweet sauce that is made with tomato, beef broth, wine and cherry preserves. Head on over to Grab A Plate to see the whole recipe.

18. Apple Paste With Manchego

Apple paste manchego tapas

If you’re a fan of manchego cheese, then you’re sure to love it paired with this sweet apple paste. It is made with fresh apples, lemon juice, apple cider and sugar. The mixture is boiled down and then chilled to form a paste. Check out the recipe at El Invitado De Invierno.

19. Apple Cider Glazed Chorizo

Apple cider glazed chorizo

Here’s another apple-centric recipe, this time used with chorizo sausage. It is cooked with a mixture of apple cider, beef broth, apple cider vinegar and smoked paprika. Make your way over to Eat Well 101 to see all the details of this tasty tapas recipe.

20. Shrimp Tapas With Mango Shooters

Shrimp mango shooters

If you’re on the hunt for a vibrant seafood tapas recipe, then this might be the perfect option. Bright yellow mango juice hides a chunk of mango, and two spicy shrimp sit on top, skewered. Head on over to Eat Well 101 to find out how to make this dish.

21. Fried Baby Artichokes

Fried artichokes tapas

Artichokes are another tasty vegetable that lend themselves to frying on the stove in a skillet. These are tossed with lemon and garlic and then fried in olive oil. They have a delicious tanginess that goes well with other meat dishes. Get the recipe at Steamy Kitchen.  

22. Fried Salt Cod Fritters

Salt cod fritters tapas recipe

These salt cod fritters are battered and deep fried, giving them a rich, indulgent flavor which is then offset by the fresh green sauce made of spinach, egg and garlic. Make your way over to High Over Happy to check out all the details of this delicious dish.

23. Jamon Wrapped Melon

Melon jamon wrapped tapas

These might be the easiest one of them all – but just as yummy! Cantaloupe is wrapped in thinly sliced Jamon Serrano, and then placed on top of a crusty piece of baguette and garnished with parsley. Head on over to Spicie Kitchen to check out the recipe.

24. Razor Clams With Chiles and Garlic

Razor clams with chiles and garli

Razor clams, uniquely shaped clams found in saltwater, are often prepared with chiles and garlic in Spanish cuisine. Olive oil, white wine and parsley finish off the short ingredient list. Make your way over to Saveur to check out the whole recipe for this tapas dish.

25. Piquillo Pepper Stuffed With Salt Cod Brandade

Piquillo pepper stuffer with salt cod brandade

This colorful dish begins with piquillo peppers which are then filled with a salt cod mixture that includes cream and potatoes, and it ends with a piquillo pepper puree. Head on over to the Zen Can Cook blog to check out all of the delicious details.

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