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Spanish Recipes – Sauces, soups, side dishes and salads

Of course within this group of easy Spanish recipes are dishes that can be multiplied up for larger quantities and given more presence than as a side dish or starter.
Looking for something to serve alongside your existing dish? Seeking flavourful Spanish soup? Crunchy salads? Then look no further. This section has everything you need.

 Elle Draper

Traditional alioli recipe

Traditional alioli recipe

It’s been a while since we’ve added recipes, so hopefully this traditional alioli recipe will be welcomed. However, we’ve also included a cheat’s version too for you lazier folk.

 Elle Draper

Easiest Spanish salad recipe

Easiest Spanish salad recipe

Possibly the easiest Spanish salad recipe ever – this one can be made in seconds if you use shop bought pesto. I made my own by grabbing a fistful of fresh basil, a drizzle of olive oil, a pinch of salt and a squirt of lemon juice and beat the hell out of it in […]

 Elle Draper

Mojo rojo recipe

Mojo rojo recipe

It is almost impossible to eat out in the Canary Islands and not be offered Papas Arrugadas, served with mojo rojo and mojo verde. I can’t believe we’ve gone this long without including a mojo rojo recipe. Here you go!

 Elle Draper

Sopa de fideo

Sopa de fideo

This easy Spanish recipe for sopa de fideo reminds me very much of my childhood. When my Dad and I did the weekly food shop, we would often buy a big bloomer loaf and a packet of chicken noodle soup for lunch that day. One of my sisters, Darah (yes, it is spelled with a […]

 Elle Draper

Easy Gazpacho Recipe

Easy Gazpacho Recipe

There are so many versions of this popular Spanish dish… especially as every budding chef adds their own extra twist on the formula. We like ours with a bit of a chilli kick to it. Here is an easy Gazpacho recipe that works for us – let us know how you get on too!

 Elle Draper

Spanish Recipe – Ajoblanco

Spanish Recipe – Ajoblanco

This chilled delight is a Spanish recipe that is just made for summer! Ajoblanco originates from Andalucia and is used in various thicknesses for different recipes. This one today is a soup… but you can go crazy with this and reduce the liquid to make it into a paste that kids seem to like on […]

 Elle Draper

Salsa de Alcaparras y Anchoas

Salsa de Alcaparras y Anchoas

This easy Spanish recipe for salsa de alcaparras y anchoas is a pungent and rich sauce that is great with any meat or vegetables. It is seriously easy to make… and adds a real depth to any dish. Enjoy!

 Elle Draper

Potato Salad With a Spanish Twist

Potato Salad With a Spanish Twist

This easy recipe is not necessarily a Spanish recipe… but I think the inclusion of alioli means I just just about get away with squeezing it in here. It is really easy to prepare, and goes fantastically as a side dish whenever you would have salad. I am not including a method to make the […]