Looking for the best tapas recipes? Want the best Spanish dishes for a small plates feast? Try our ideas and twists below.
A well-made tortilla is central to any tapas menu. This easy recipe with just four ingredients is a classic and will go down a treat among a small-plate spread.
Make these Spanish-style meatballs using beef and pork mince and serve in a rich tomato sauce as part of your tapas spread. Mop up all that lovely sauce with some bread.
Bring Spanish flavour to your entertaining with this easy recipe for a quick piquillo pepper salad. These sweet little chillies can be bought in jars and with a little sherry vinegar and parsley turned into a tapas dish.
This recipe for chorizo al vino comes from Lobos, a tapas bar in Borough Market. It’s really simple but combines classic, bold Spanish flavours and is ideal to serve as part of a tapas spread.
Prawns, peppers and silky, garlicky aioli makes for a delicious Spanish-inspired one-pot dinner for two, or a great sharing plate to enjoy as part of a bigger tapas feast.
These sticky grilled padrón peppers with chorizo and honey drizzle make the perfect tapas dish or finger food to serve with drinks over the summer months.
A Spanish tapas classic made easy. Bite-sized smoked cod and potato fishcakes bound together with egg and flour then quickly fried until crispy. Serve with lemon wedges.
A really quick and easy recipe for that tapas feast, this is best made with nicely ripe Spanish tomatoes. It makes a good breakfast too – Catalans and Spaniards often enjoy it with a coffee in the morning.
Trade in your usual moules marinière for this pepped-up Spanish recipe with mussels, saffron and spinach. Ready in just 30 minutes, it makes a great sharing tapas dish.
This recipe also comes from Lobos tapas bar in Borough Market. Tetilla is a Spanish cheese available from delis and online. This dish takes just 30 minutes to prepare and is great as part of a sharing spread.
Adding chorizo to this classic Spanish tapas recipe gives it extra flavour – we love that kick of paprika – as well as vibrant colour. A meatier version of the traditional tortilla, it earns its place at any Spanish-style feast.