This blog post was originally posted on December 2, 2014 and was updated on November 18, 2017.
Looking for simple recipes for the holidays? Check out some of these delicious and above all easy Spanish recipes.
You’ll be sure to impress family, friends and coworkers alike!
The Spanish carajillo may not look like your regular coffee cocktail! However, it is arguably one of the best coffee inventions that comes out of the country. Forget the milk and cream and booze it up a bit of espresso with the liquor of your choice. Get the recipe here.
Warm Spiced Sangria
Put a spin on traditional Spanish sangria with this hot and spicy version that will surely warm everyone’s body and soul. Get the recipe here.
Carpaccio de Ceps
This Catalan mushroom recipe is insanely simple and insanely good. The dijon mustard and citrusy flavors marry in perfectly the beautiful vegetarian carpaccio. With only four ingredients and nearly no heat involved, you can be sure this recipe is a keeper. Get the recipe here.
Tortilla de Patatas
The Spanish potato omelet is a crowd-pleaser to say the least, and it’s simple, cheap ingredients make it a go-to recipe for most house parties and tapas evenings. Though a relatively easy recipe, the process itself can be a bit long. Get the recipe here.
Many pester Spain on not being very vegetarian-friendly, but that is actually not the case at all. There are plenty of dishes that are meat-free and absolutely delicious. Escalivada is just one of them, a Catalan relish or tapa made simply with roasted vegetables. Get the recipe here. Want to have a look at this delicious dish? Join our lovely guide Raquel in the video below as she visits one of our favorite places to enjoy it!
Tortillita de Camarones
Go a step beyond the overdone shrimp cocktail. Everyone loves these little shrimp cake-fritters from the south of Spain that are easy to make and delicious to eat. Get the recipe here.
Champiñones al Ajillo
Another simple, savory tapas dish, champiñoes al ajillo is a very typical mushroom and garlic dish found in bars and restaurants around the country. Get the recipe here.
A Spanish version of ratatouille, this hearty vegetarian dish is one whose work lies in the chopping. Once you’ve got that out of the way, you’ve got the majority of the work done. Top it with a fried quail egg and you’re bound to impress! Get the recipe here.
Mel i Mato
Was there ever a simpler (and healthier!) dessert recipe? We love these easy Spanish recipes like this ricotta-like cheese and honey marriage so typical of Catalonia. Sprinkle with walnuts for a gourmet touch! Get the recipe here.
Arroz con Leche
Cinnamon and citrus are the perfect holiday flavors, and though there are dozens of countries who do their own version of this creamy rice dessert, try this traditional and easy Spanish recipes! Get the recipe here.There’s more where that came from—check out 50+ of our favorite European recipes in our new cookbook!