Pea Croquettes Recipe with Feta and Mint Mayo

Best vegetarian tapas recipes

Impress your guests with these vegetarian tapas ideas, from crispy pea croquettes and springy Italian focaccia to showstopping patatas bravas

Looking for vegetarian tapas ideas? Try our vegetarian starter recipes here or read on for the best veggie small plates, from grilled antipasti to crunchy veggie tempura.

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Vegetarian tapas recipes

Patatas bravas

Who can say no to patatas bravas? Satisfy your guests with this popular Spanish tapas dish at home, complete with a classic paprika tomato sauce.

Easy Patatas Bravas Recipe

Baked tetilla cheese with escalivada

This baked tetilla cheese recipe from Lobos tapas bar in Borough Market takes just 30 minutes to prepare, making a great addition to a sharing spread.

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Pea and Yorkshire Fettle croquettes with mint mayo

Nothing will make your guests feel more welcome than these crispy, cheesy croquettes with a vibrant mint dip from Islington restaurant, Linden Stores.

Pea Croquettes Recipe with Feta and Mint Mayo

Easy aïoli

A really quick and easy recipe for that tapas feast, whip up a bowl of silky, garlicky aïoli and serve with chips, patatas bravas or croquetas for dunking.

Easy Aioli

Focaccia

Bring Italian flavour to your entertaining with this springy Italian bread, glistening with olive oil and studded with rosemary.

Focaccia Bread Recipe With Rosemary and Olive Oil

Grilled vegetable antipasti

Jazz up your vegetables with this impressive make-ahead dish. Grill these vibrant veggies and serve alongside fresh focaccia and plenty of olives for an impressive tapas spread.

Grilled Vegetable Antipasti Recipe

Warm hummus with pine nuts, raisins and olives

Jazz up hummus with this vibrant mezze dish featuring pine nuts, juicy raisins and olives. It’s a great make-ahead dish which makes brilliant use of storecupboard ingredients.

Easy Hummus Recipe Topped with Pine Nuts, Raisins and Olives

Puntarelle salad with anchovies and capers

If you’re after a fresh, light salad to serve as part of a tapas spread, check out this green puntarelle salad from Ombra restaurant’s Mitshel Ibrahim.

A green salad plated up

Burrata bruschetta

This posh bruschetta from London’s Mortimer House restaurant promises creamy Italian flavours alongside a homemade red onion jam. It’s a vibrant, sophisticated treat that’s guaranteed to go down a treat among a small-plate spread.

Bruschetta with cured ham on the side

Purple sprouting broccoli tempura

This impressive vegan recipe for crunchy purple sprouting broccoli in crispy tempura batter with ponzu dipping sauce can be on the table in under 30 minutes.

Broccoli Tempura with Ponzu Sauce

Baked camembert with pecans, rosemary and olive oil toasts

Nothing says indulgence quite like baked camembert, served with crunchy olive oil toasts for dipping. It works brilliantly as part of a sharing spread.

Baked Camembert Recipe With Pecans, Rosemary And Olive Oil Toasts

Classic tortilla

We think a well-made, classic tortilla is central to any tapas menu, and this easy-to-follow recipe requires just four ingredients to make.

Classic Tortilla Recipe

Baba ganoush with cumin crispbreads

Impress your guests with homemade baba ganoush, served with incredibly moreish cumin crispbreads as part of a tapas spread.

Baba ganoush with cumin crispbreads

Pan y tomate (Catalan tomato bread)

A super quick tapas dish with all of the flavour but none of the faff, try this Catalan tomato bread – the key is using ripe Spanish tomatoes.

Pan Con Tomate (Catalan Tomato Bread)

Spanish aubergine stuffed with pisto

A small plate dish which places slow-cooked veg at the forefront, check out José Pizarro’s aubergine recipe with a crunchy, garlic migas topping.

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Stuffed Aubergine Recipe With Pisto

Sicilian salad

This typically Sicilian-style salad of watermelon, chicory and salty pecorino topped with toasted pistachios and fennel fronds would make a colourful addition to your tapas spread.

Watermelon salad