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Sherried Mushrooms

Tapas are not always fancy—usually they're just a few simple ingredients prepared well, like these tender, juicy mushrooms. Just place a dish of toothpicks next to the serving dish and let guests help themselves.

» Sherried Mushrooms

White Sangria

OK, so it's kind of a contradiction for a sangria, which is named for its blood-red color, to be made with white wine, but once you've tasted this festive thirst quencher it won't matter a bit. Pieces of mixed summer melons are the perfect match for a crisp Sauvignon Blanc.

» White Sangria

Grilled Tomato Gazpacho

Grill the vegetables for this refreshing soup earlier in the day or even the night before. We sometimes serve the gazpacho in clear Spanish wine tumblers to show off the rich color.

» Grilled Tomato Gazpacho

Catalan Sauté of Chicken with Sausage, Capers & Herbs

Whole chicken legs, turkey sausage, tomatoes and fresh herbs are a delicious combination in this Catalan-inspired skillet supper.

» Catalan Sauté of Chicken with Sausage, Capers & Herbs

Baked Cod with Chorizo & White Beans

This recipe follows the Spanish and Portuguese tradition of pairing mild white fish with full-flavored cured sausage—just a bit gives the whole dish a rich, smoky flavor. Make it a meal: Enjoy with steamed green beans and roasted potatoes tossed with thyme and coarse salt.

» Baked Cod with Chorizo & White Beans

Pinto Bean & Andouille Sausage Stew

An adaptation of the Andalusian dish fabada, this pinto bean stew is seasoned with andouille sausage, bacon, tomatoes, onions, peppers and smoked paprika. Fans of spicy beans should use the full amount of minced chile pepper (or more). Serve with brown rice and sour cream.

» Pinto Bean & Andouille Sausage Stew

Quick Paella with Shrimp & Mussels

Our quick take on paella is studded with mussels and shrimp. Traditional paella made with short-grain rice takes a while to cook and can be a bit tricky. Instant brown rice is a great shortcut—what it lacks in authenticity it more than makes up for in convenience. Make sure you seek out saffron, which gives the dish its distinctive yellow color and signature flavor. Serve with: Spinach salad.

» Quick Paella with Shrimp & Mussels


Delicious tapas, main dishes and other recipes featuring the flavors of Spain.

Our Spanish-inspired recipes will spice up your weekly routine or your next dinner party. These healthy recipes feature the bold flavors of traditional Spanish cuisine in traditional Spanish dishes, such as paella, gazpacho and tapas, or “small plates,” like Sherried Mushrooms and Spiced Spanish Almonds. Enjoy the flavors of Spain with these healthy and satisfying Spanish-inspired recipes.

Spanish-Inspired Main-Dish Recipes

Arroz con pollo, or chicken cooked with rice, is a common...
This recipe follows the Spanish and Portuguese tradition of...
Whole chicken legs, turkey sausage, tomatoes and fresh...
This dish is a satisfying vegetarian meal complete with...
This quick, one-pot version of fideos, a toasted pasta...
Inspired by Spanish pureed gazpachos, this golden-yellow...
Jazz up simply grilled salmon and summer vegetables with a...
Grill the vegetables for this refreshing soup earlier in...
Grilled polenta tops sweet shrimp tossed with a spicy...
This hearty sausage and chicken ragu was inspired by a...
Green beans add snap and color to the garlicky shrimp and...
An adaptation of the Andalusian dish fabada, this pinto...
Kale is matched up here with white beans and chunks of lean...
Chock-full of vegetables, thick with kidney beans and...
This Spanish-themed burger is boldly flavored with sautéed...
Don't confuse this with the flour or corn tortillas...
These succulent meatballs can be served on little plates...
Paella started as an outdoor dish. Grilling seafood, zesty...
Our quick take on paella is studded with mussels and shrimp...

Spanish-Inspired Tapas Recipes

Serve this simple but unique spread with zucchini or...
For this classic tapas morsel, sweet and garlicky tomato...
Tapas are not always fancy—usually they're just a few...
When you think “mussels” you may not instantly think “...
Salty, sweet and laced with smoke—the perfect kind of...

Spanish-Inspired Cocktail Recipes

This is a Mexican-inspired take on the Salty Dog (usually...
OK, so it's kind of a contradiction for a sangria,...

Spanish-Inspired Side Dish Recipes

Zucchini, onion, tomatoes and bell peppers stud this paella...
This simple salad, topped with crunchy garlicky breadcrumbs...
Enjoy this vegetable-rich nibble as they do in Spain,...

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