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Spanish Recipes – Vegetarian

This group of easy Spanish recipes is perfect for the growing number of vegetarians and vegans in Spain, or who love Spanish flavours but without the meat or fish.
A huge number of Spanish dishes make use of fresh vegetables and a variety of pulses and beans – not to mention the amazing cheeses!.
This group of recipes enables you to enjoy the hearty goodness of these. They can all be enjoyed as side dishes but are in their own section because they can also be enjoyed as standalone dishes.

 Elle Draper

Easy Spanish recipe: Zarangollo

Easy Spanish recipe: Zarangollo

This easy Spanish recipe for Zarangollo is great for vegetarians too and is quick to rustle up, not to mention ideal for novice cooks. Plus it’s tasty and perfect for getting towards your five a day.

 Elle Draper

Easy Catalan spinach recipe

Easy Catalan spinach recipe

Far from my horrid memories of overcooked spinach as a child, I now relish the green beastie. This easy Catalan spinach recipe is not only packed full of iron, but it tastes amazing too! Enjoy.

 Elle Draper

Champiñones Al Ajillo recipe

Champiñones Al Ajillo recipe

I can’t believe that in the more than three years Spain Buddy has been alive, we haven’t posted a champiñones al ajillo recipe. It has to be one of the easiest Spanish recipes in existence, and such a versatile dish, so here it is – better late than never. Quite simply – garlic mushrooms. Enjoy!

 Elle Draper

Patatas aliñadas recipe

Patatas aliñadas recipe

I’ve posted this patatas aliñadas recipe because although I didn’t like it, I did seem to be in the minority. It’s super simple and perfect for the summer when you don’t want anything too heavy or hot. It can be served as a side dish with a barbecue, or as a light lunch on its […]

 Elle Draper

Berenjena con miel de caña recipe

Berenjena con miel de caña recipe

We first tasted this dish, berenjena con miel de caña, in a backstreet place in Malaga city. We were with Lisa Sadleir, from Family Life in Spain, and I was moaning that I couldn’t get to grips with berenjena (eggplant/aubergine) and would love to find a recipe using it that I actually enjoyed. She suggested […]

 Elle Draper

Huevos con bechamel recipe (version 2)

Huevos con bechamel recipe (version 2)

Regular readers will have seen last week’s Huevos con bechamel recipe (version 1). That was a seriously simple one. This one is a bit more fiddly, and certainly messier… but it tastes bloomin’ awesome! I always think it’s a bit like chicken kiev… without the chicken… or the garlic butter. Or like a Scotch egg […]

 Elle Draper

Huevos con bechamel recipe (Version 1)

Huevos con bechamel recipe (Version 1)

This huevos con bechamel recipe is great with salad, and if you omit the bacon it’s great for vegetarians too. You can use shop bought bechamel for ease, but I think that the sauce is so easy to make and tastes better anyway. As you can see from the recipe title… this is version one. […]

 Elle Draper

Bolitas de calabacín y queso

Bolitas de calabacín y queso

A nice easy Spanish recipe for bolitas de calabacín y queso this week. These are courgette and cheese balls, covered in breadcrumbs and fried. Although simple, it can be a little fiddly to form the courgette around the cheese… but you can prepare in advance and just fry when your guests arrive.