11 Spanish Tapas to Make for a Tapas Party

It’s never a bad time to throw a tapas party, and with these eleven tapas recipes you can transport you and your guests to Spain with their wonderful flavors!  They are not difficult to make and you’ll be glad you tried them.

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1. Gambas al Ajillo


The Spaniards love their tapas and their garlic. This classic recipe for gambas al ajillo combines the both of them. Slowly cooking a lot of thinly sliced garlic cloves in olive oil is the key. What it does is infuses the oil with the flavor of garlic. The more garlic flavor – the better!

From: SusansTable


2. Sous Vide Octopus


Sous Vide Octopus Spanish Tapas is very tender, and simply seasoned with garlic and smoked paprika for the perfect tapas.

From: JeanettesHealthyLiving


3. Spanish Pork Skewers with Mojo Picon


It is the array of spices in the dry rub that makes this pork so delicious and tender. Toasting the cumin and coriander seeds before you grind them will add to the complexity of the flavors.

From: LingerALittle


4. Gluten Free Spanish Salt Cod Croquettes


Light! Fluffy! Crispy! These little, yummy morsels will have you searching out salt cod at your supermarket and be happy you did. Salt cod croquettes have been the hit of the party every time I’ve made them, and with good reason! I’ve recently switched to a gluten-free batter so now everyone can enjoy them.

From: JustALittleBitOfBacon


5. Spanish Cheese Plate


Put together a simple and delicious Spanish cheese plate at home to impress guests or simply enjoy yourself. Read on for lots of tips!

From: CarolinesCooking


6. Baked Patatas Bravas


I am usually not that particular about dips and sauces, but this one – oh my oh my oh my! Really brings life to the potatoes!

From: LoveIsInMyTummy


7. Spanish Spiced Almonds


Creamy, sweet marcona almonds are addictive all by themselves. Add a smoked paprika spice blend? And these Spanish almonds will be gone before you know it! A little spicy, a little smoky, a little salty, and all yummy

From: JustALittleBitOfBacon


8. Pan Con Tomate


Looking for another easy appetizer string to add to your bow? Allow me to suggest this Spanish version of bruschetta (known in Spain as pan con tomate). It’s delicious, and the good news is that it’s just as easy if not easier to make as the Italian version.

From: ScrummyLane


9. Garlic Shrimp


Garlic Shrimp (Gambas al Ajillo) are a classic Spanish tapas dish.  Succulent shrimp in a spicy garlicky sauce that you will need to dip your bread into!

From: FoxAndBriar


10. Smokey Spanish Potatoes


Crisp, smokey, with a touch of citrus, these smokey Spanish potatoes are a great side dish or perfect for serving as an appetiser with drinks. As you spear your fork into the crisp shell you can just imagine sitting watching the sun set as you enjoy a cold beer in San Sebastián. Which is where I first enjoyed them.

From: SprinklesAndSprouts


11. Pan Fried Spanish Cauliflower Tapas


A light coating of breadcrumbs makes this Spanish cauliflower tapas crispy without weighing it down. Also, since it can be fried a few hours ahead and then crisped up again in the oven, it makes a a great, low-stress appetizer for your next get-together!

From: JustALittleBitOfBacon


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