Perhaps nothing represents Spanish food better than tapas. Tapas are ubiquitous all over the country. Their extremely social character – Spanish tapas are often enjoyed standing by a bustling bar in the company of friends – exemplify like no other how much Spanish people love to eat and socialise all at once.

Sea urchin gratin

Galician sea urchins gratin

These spiky extraterrestrial-looking animals are a real gift from the oceans, a hidden gem for all those oyster and seafood lovers out there. If…

Ham croquetas

The best ham croquetas

I absolutely love Spanish ham croquetas. In fact, I don’t know anyone who doesn’t. Unless of course, you are a vegetarian, in which case…

Chistorra and piquillo peppers toast recipe | holafoodie.com

Chistorra and piquillo peppers toast

A quick and easy-to-make yet delightful toast that blends two of my favourite Spanish delicatessens: piquillo peppers and chistorra. Perhaps you are unfamiliar with…

Garlic Prawns (Gambas al ajillo)

Garlic prawns (gambas al ajillo)

It often happens that the simplest recipes are the tastiest ones. Or at least this is the case with today’s garlic prawns or ‘gambas…

Orange stuffed olives

Orange stuffed olives

‘Orange and olives’ is one of those combinations that can be categorized as a gastronomic miracle. Try this super easy recipe to find out…

Spanish sweet potato omelette

Spanish sweet potato omelette

A sweeter version of our classic Spanish omelette and the perfect solution to get rid of those leftover sweet potatoes that threaten to set…

My patatas bravas recipe | holafoodie.com

My patatas bravas

This is the story of a few humble potatoes that one day, a long time ago, partnered with a simple spicy sauce to hit…

Chorizo with cider recipe | holafoodie.com

Chorizo with cider (Chorizo a la sidra)

Few other recipes encapsulate the essence of traditional Spanish cuisine like this ‘chorizo a la sidra’ from the northern region of Asturias. Extremely simple…

Deep-fried Padron Peppers Recipe | holafoodie.com

Deep-fried Padron Peppers

Galicians have a popular saying that describes Padron peppers better than anything else: ‘Os pementos de Padrón, uns pican e outros non’. It means…

Cojonudo & Cojonuda Recipe | holafoodie.com

Cojonudo & Cojonuda

Let’s get things straight from the beginning… ‘Cojonudo’ is a Spanish word that comes from the term ‘cojones’ (bollocks, testicles). It literally refers to…

Gilda recipe | holafoodie.com


This is a pintxo which is part of the Basque identity. It is also delicious, it can be done in no time and it needs hardly any cooking skills to master it. If that wouldn’t be good enough, it’s also a great option if you happen to be on a diet.

Mussels and maize croquettes | holafoodie.com

Mussels and maize croquettes

Half croquette, half tiger. Discover the winning combination of flavours and textures that this simple recipe will bring to your table.