30-Minute Recipes

Enjoy the vibrant and diverse tastes of Spanish cuisine without spending hours in the kitchen, here’s our top 30-minute recipes! 

While some traditional Spanish dishes may take longer to prepare, there are several quick and delicious Spanish recipes that you can make in 30 minutes or less. Many of these recipes are tapas dishes, perfect for entertaining or a quick and easy snack, but there are also a few main meal recipes that can easily be made in around 30 minutes.

30-Minute Tapas Recipes

Mushrooms and shrimp tapas are served in a small earthenware bowl

Mushroom and Shrimp Tapas

Party food | Easy recipe

A plate of Spanish-style tuna tomato salad.

Tuna Tomato salad

Effortless 3-Minute Recipe

A small tapas serving of paprika-infused pork bites

Paprika-Infused Pork Bites

Quick & easy tapas recipe

close up shot of sizzling garlic shrimp in a earthenweare dish topped with some fresh chopped parsley

Gambas al ajillo

Sizzling Spanish garlic shrimp

a bowl of patatas bravas sits garnished with some fresh parsley

Spicy Patatas Bravas

Easy Spanish tapas recipe | Vegan

a plate of garlic mushrooms on a piece of toasted bread

Spanish Garlic Mushrooms

Champiñones Al Ajillo | Vegan

A plate of Spanish tomato salad garnished with garlic and olive oil.

5 Minute Tomato Salad

Healthy Vegan-Friendly Recipe

pan-fried spicy shrimp with romesco sauce

Pan-fried Spicy Shrimp

with romesco sauce

A small bowl of pan fried squid with green sauce

Pan-Fried Squid

with garlic and parsley sauce

Roasted asparagus spears wrapped in Serrano ham sit on a slate plate.

Roasted asparagus wrapped in Serrano ham

Easy recipe | Tapas in 20 mins

30-Minute Main Meals

A plate of tomato burrata salad drizzled with a green basil and garlic dressing.

Tomato Burrata Salad

with basil and garlic dressing

Roast chicken thighs cooked in a red wine, tomato, and herb sauce.

Roast chicken thighs w/ wine, tomato, and herbs

One-pot | Made in under 30 mins

a large pot of smoky sweet potato chorizo stew sits beside some fresh bread

Smoky Sweet Potato Chorizo One-Pot

Easy 30-minute recipe

A portion of lemon herb chicken is served.

Lemon and Herb Chicken Thighs

Made in under 30 mins | Budget-Friendly

Spicy grilled shrimp with tangy peach salad.

Spicy Grilled Shrimp

with tangy peach salad

A large pan of chicken with peaches cooked in sherry.

Chicken with Peaches in Sherry

Simmered with Pedro Ximinez Sherry

A large pan of 15-minute Mediterraean spiced mince

15-Min Med Spiced Mince

Quick & budget friendly

A large pot of Romesco de Peix, also known as Catalan Fish Stew

Romesco de Peix

Catalan Fish Stew | 30-Min recipe

A platter of no-mayo potato salad is garnished with red onion and green beans.

No-mayo Spanish Potato Salad

Healthy Vegan-Friendly Recipe

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Spanish meals made in 30 minutes or less

Whether you’re after a quick snack or an easy weeknight meal, these quick Spanish recipes are not only easy to make but also packed with delicious flavors that will transport you to Spain in no time. 

Here are just a few ideas:

Spanish Omelette (Tortilla Española)

A classic Spanish dish made with eggs, potatoes, onions, and sometimes other ingredients like bell peppers. It’s hearty, simple, and can be served warm or at room temperature. Check out our new and improved Tortilla 2.0 recipe it’s quicker, easier, healthier, and much tastier recipe.

Chorizo and Chickpea Stew 

Sauté sliced chorizo with onions, garlic, and bell peppers. Add canned chickpeas, diced tomatoes, and a splash of broth. Simmer until heated through, and you have a flavorful and quick stew. 

If you’re looking to make this recipe extra special, allow a little more time and let the ingredients simmer. The delicious paprika-infused oil will release from the sausage and infuse with other stew ingredients. Check out our Smoky Spanish chorizo stew with spinach and chickpeas recipe here (note: this one takes a tad longer than 30 minutes for best results). 

Mushroom and shrimp tapas – Champiñón con Gamba

Made famous by a little restaurant nestled away in Calle de Laurel in Logroño Mushroom and Shrimp tapas is the perfect recipe when you want something tasty and quick to prepare. Ready in around 10 minutes and with just 5 simple ingredients, you really can’t go wrong! 

Here’s our 10 minute Mushroom and Shrimp tapas recipe.

Pan con Tomate (Spanish Tomato Bread) 

Toast slices of rustic bread, rub them with garlic and then grate fresh tomatoes over the top. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt for a delicious and easy tapas or snack. This is a classic Spanish recipe and you’ll find it served all over Spain as a quick and tasty breakfast. 

Check out our super tasty  5-Minute Pan Con Tomate (Vegan Recipe) here.


Gazpacho is cold tomato-based soup comes together quickly in a blender. Blend ripe tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, onions, garlic, olive oil, vinegar, and bread. Chill and serve for a refreshing summer meal. Oh, and it is 100% vegan-friendly too! 


When the days are long and hot, there’s nothing better than preparing a batch of Salmorejo ready for a tasty and refreshing snack. Salmorejo is a cold soup that hails from the Andalusia region of Spain and is not only healthy and loaded with antioxidants but is also really satisfying on those warm summer nights when it’s too hot to cook. 

Spanish Garlic Shrimp (Gambas al Ajillo)

Hands down, Gambas Al Ajillo is our favorite tapas recipe to date and we make it regularly at Spanish Radish HQ.

Sauté shrimp with olive oil, garlic, Ñora red pepper flakes until cooked. Finish with a splash of white wine and lemon juice. Serve with crusty bread for dipping and mopping up the delicious oil. Bliss! 

Sautéed Chorizo with Red Wine

Slice chorizo and sauté it with red wine until the wine has reduced and forms a flavorful sauce. It’s a quick and delicious tapa. 

Ensalada Rusa (Russian Salad)

A popular Spanish potato salad made with boiled potatoes, carrots, peas, tuna, hard-boiled eggs, and mayonnaise. Mix the ingredients together, and you have a cold and creamy salad ready in no time.

Here’s our Ensalada Rusa / Russian Salad recipe with a vegan option.

Roast chicken thighs with red wine, tomato, and herbs.

Roast chicken thighs with tomato, red wine, and herbs is a full-flavored one-pot recipe that comes together in minutes. With just 2 minutes of prep time and around 25 minutes in the oven, you’ve got juicy roast chicken thighs simmered down in a red wine, tomato, and herb sauce. 

Black Squid Ink Pasta with Baby Squid

Squid ink pasta with baby squid is better known in Spain as ‘Fideua negra’ and can be found most prominently up and down the Mediterranean coast. 

The Squid Ink flavor is delicious, and best of all, this recipe is quick and very easy to make.  It’s ideal for a midweek dinner or for when you need something fast and flavorsome. Our Squid ink pasta recipe serves 4 people and can be whipped up in around 30 minutes.

2 small bowls of mushrooms and shrip tapas sit on a wooden benchtop