20+ Amazing Tapas Recipes

Here are 25 of our favorite tapas recipes that you can make yourself.

1. Spanish Shrimp Recipe


This Spanish tapas recipe begins with shrimp, and is topped with all kinds of delicious spices to create a flavorful dish that will go perfectly with other seafood tapas dishes. Make your way over to The Gourmet Gourmand to check out the full recipe along with lots of photos.

2. Roasted Brussels Sprouts


These yummy-looking brussels sprouts are sautéed with canola oil until they are brown and crisp, and then they are paired with a rich aioli dip made with mayonnaise, garlic, lemon juice and parsley. Head on over to Lifestyle 365 to check out the full recipe.

3. Chorizo With Red Wine Sauce


This tapas dish is a mix of sweet and savory, consisting of salty chorizo sausage which is then glazed with a sweet sauce made with red wine, honey and and some fresh parsley for a bright green garnish. Check out the full recipe for this dish at BBC Good Food.

4. Patatas Bravas


Patatas bravas are a classic Spanish dish served at most tapas restaurants, but they are very easy to make at home as well. Simply roast diced potatoes in the oven and combine tomatoes with onion, garlic and a few other items for the sauce. Get the recipe at What Jessica Baked Next.

5. Champinones Al Ajillo


Champinones Al Ajillo, or Spanish garlic mushrooms, are a wonderful accompaniment to most other meaty tapas dishes, thanks to their lighter flavor. Garlic, olive oil, lemon juice and sherry are the main ingredients for this one. Check out the recipe at Love Foodies.

6. Sweet Chicken Bacon Bites


If you’re a bacon lover, then you know that bacon can make just about anything better… so these sweet chicken bacon bites are the ultimate sweet and savory treat. Simply wrap cubed chicken in strips of bacon and top with brown sugar. Get the recipe at Jo Cooks.

7. Spanish Tortilla


This Spanish tortilla recipe is made with eggs, potatoes and onions to create a frittata of sorts, and served with pieces of baguette and diced tomatoes. Make your way over to the BBC’s Good Food blog to check out all the details of this delicious recipe.

8. Spanish Tapas Peppers


Next, we have a delicious recipe for stuffed peppers from world-renowned chef Ina Garten. Red and yellow peppers are stuffed with raisins, olives, anchovies and peppers to create a unique, mouth-watering tapas dish. Check out the recipe at The Kitchn.

9. Creamy Croquetas


These creamy croquetas have a decadent ingredient list, including Spanish ham, butter, olive oil and flour and then they are coated in egg and flour to create a beautifully crispy outer shell when fried. Head over to Test 4 The Best to check out two great recipes.

10. Clams In Sherry Sauce


This recipe for clams in sherry sauce is an excellent option if you’re creating seafood tapas. The clams themselves are simple to cook, it is the sauce that is the true star here – made with white wine, sherry, chiles and a few other ingredients. Get the recipe at Saveur. 

11. Padrón Peppers


These padrón peppers are mostly mild in flavor (every now and then you may get a spicier one!) and are prepared simply with olive oil and a sprinkling of freshly ground salt. Head on over to Hungry Sofia to read all about these peppers and how to cook them.

12. Moorish Pork Skewers


These pork skewer tapas are made with pork fillet and doused with a mixture of pimentón, garlic and a few other spices, and then served with a mojo picòn sauce which is made with chiles, garlic and more pimentón. Check out the whole recipe over at Woman and Home.

13. Chickpea Fritters


These chickpea fritters are a popular tapas dish in Spain, and they are easy to make. Simply combine chick peas, spinach and a few other ingredients to create these yummy little patties. Serve them with a red pepper romesco sauce. Get the recipe at Veg Kitchen.

14. Garlicky Green Beans


These garlicky green beans go well with any meat tapas dish, providing a light but flavorful pairing that you won’t be able to stop eating. They are par cooked in a steamer, and then fried up in olive oil and garlic. Check out the full recipe over at HubPages.

15. Steamed Mussels


Steamed mussels are surprisingly simple to make, and are an impressive dish that will please a crowd. These are cooked in a broth made with tomatoes, chorizo and white wine. Make your way over to Bon Appetit to check out the full recipe, along with tips and tricks.

16. Gazpacho Shooters


Gazpacho, a delicious chilled soup, is perfect for summer and will work well served in small shooter glasses like the ones above. The recipe calls for tomatoes, pepper, cucumber, and a few other items. Head on over to Par Taste to check out the full recipe.

17. Spanish Style Meatballs


These meatballs are made using fairly traditional Spanish ingredients, and the result is a delectable batch of meatballs in a sweet sauce that is made with tomato, beef broth, wine and cherry preserves. Head on over to Grab A Plate to see the whole recipe.

18. Apple Paste With Manchego


If you’re a fan of manchego cheese, then you’re sure to love it paired with this sweet apple paste. It is made with fresh apples, lemon juice, apple cider and sugar. The mixture is boiled down and then chilled to form a paste. Check out the recipe at El Invitado De Invierno.

19. Apple Cider Glazed Chorizo


Here’s another apple-centric recipe, this time used with chorizo sausage. It is cooked with a mixture of apple cider, beef broth, apple cider vinegar and smoked paprika. Make your way over to Eat Well 101 to see all the details of this tasty tapas recipe.

20. Shrimp Tapas With Mango Shooters


If you’re on the hunt for a vibrant seafood tapas recipe, then this might be the perfect option. Bright yellow mango juice hides a chunk of mango, and two spicy shrimp sit on top, skewered. Head on over to Eat Well 101 to find out how to make this dish.

21. Fried Baby Artichokes


Artichokes are another tasty vegetable that lend themselves to frying on the stove in a skillet. These are tossed with lemon and garlic and then fried in olive oil. They have a delicious tanginess that goes well with other meat dishes. Get the recipe at Steamy Kitchen.  

22. Fried Salt Cod Fritters


These salt cod fritters are battered and deep fried, giving them a rich, indulgent flavor which is then offset by the fresh green sauce made of spinach, egg and garlic. Make your way over to High Over Happy to check out all the details of this delicious dish.

23. Jamon Wrapped Melon


These might be the easiest one of them all – but just as yummy! Cantaloupe is wrapped in thinly sliced Jamon Serrano, and then placed on top of a crusty piece of baguette and garnished with parsley. Head on over to Spicie Kitchen to check out the recipe.

24. Razor Clams With Chiles and Garlic


Razor clams, uniquely shaped clams found in saltwater, are often prepared with chiles and garlic in Spanish cuisine. Olive oil, white wine and parsley finish off the short ingredient list. Make your way over to Saveur to check out the whole recipe for this tapas dish.

25. Piquillo Pepper Stuffed With Salt Cod Brandade


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