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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

Crema de Guisantes con Jamón Serrano

Crema de Guisantes con Jamón Serrano

There are few things more heartening than a good pea and ham soup. This recipe for “Una Crema de Guisantes con Jamón Serrano y Hierbahuerto” takes that recipe and marries the sweetness of peas with the melt in the mouth goodness of Serrano ham. As with all our Spanish recipes, we try to make them […]

 Elle Draper

Sopa de Calamares al Laurel

Sopa de Calamares al Laurel

This week we have a warming but light easy Spanish recipe for you – Sopa de Calamares al laurel (squid and bay leaf soup). Before I moved to Spain, I had only ever had calamari grilled and fried… be that deep-fried in batter (sacrilege!) or whizzed on a plancha. Of course now we cook it […]

 Elle Draper

Spanish Recipe – Salted Almonds

Spanish Recipe – Salted Almonds

Many of us here in Spain have almond trees on our land. This Spanish recipe is a great way to use up all that excess you have from this year’s crop. They should be just starting to appear in the next week or so, if not already. Enjoy!

 Elle Draper

Spanish Recipe – Courgette Salad with Citrus Chilli Dressing

Spanish Recipe – Courgette Salad with Citrus Chilli Dressing

This week’s Spanish recipe goes out with a dedication. It is for Sue Sharpe from Extremadura, who apparently has a glut of courgettes, and doesn’t know what to do with them all. Here you go Sue – let us know how you get on.

 Elle Draper

Salsa de pimientos del piquillo

Salsa de pimientos del piquillo

The little jars of pickled sweet red peppers (pimientos del piquillo) that you get here in Spain are such a favourite of ours. I will eat them straight out of the jar, so they don’t last long in this house – but they are also great in cooking. Try them in a saltcod recipe HERE, […]

 Elle Draper

Mojo Verde Recipe

Mojo Verde Recipe

This mojo verde recipe is usually served with Papas Arrugadas. The aromatic sauce is one of our firm favourites – and so so easy to prepare! It is a real Canary Islands treat, and reminds us of when we lived in Lanzarote!