Spanish Radish Blog

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Explore the wealth of delicious food, fresh produce, wines, drinks and traditional Spanish recipes. We bring you regular tips, travel guides, and foodie info galore. This is your home of Spanish cooking, culture, and all things Spain.

Recent Blog Posts

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Mediterranean Rice Bowl Recipes (Vegan | Gluten-free | Meal prep)

November 25th, 2022 – The Spanish Radish Blog

Mediterranean rice bowls are easy to make, packed full of different flavors and textures, and as an added bonus, they’re also super healthy. Rice bowls are perfect for meal prepping and making quick and easy midweek dinners.

This recipe guide offers three of the tastiest, healthiest, and easiest rice bowl recipes you can easily make …

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Your Guide to Hot Paprika, Smoked Paprika and Sweet Paprika

November 2022 – The Spanish Radish Blog

Discover what spice to use in your favorite recipes with our complete Spanish cooking guide to hot paprika, smoked paprika, and sweet papriika.

Paprika is like no other spice we know of. It’s different in most countries that produce it, and even within Spain, there are huge variations in flavor intensity and color. That’s because different peppers and drying methods are used.

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Top 10 Vegan Tapas Recipes (Homemade, Simple, Delicious)

October 27th, 2022 – The Spanish Radish Blog

Vegan tapas recipes in Spanish cuisine offer plenty of variety for vegans, including loads  of tasty recipes that can be made with little fuss in the kitchen. With most of the ingredients used forming part of the Mediterranean diet, the focus is usually on finding the freshest and best produce locally… 

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5 Best Spanish Olive Oil Gift Sets to Give (Christmas 2022)

October 2022 – The Spanish Radish Blog

Discover the best Spanish olive oil and last minute Christmas gift ideas with our comprehensive article on what olive oil gift sets to buy your loved ones this Christmas 2022. 

In the Mediterranean, olive oil is often referred to as “green gold” and has been used since ancient civilizations. It’s highly revered for both its culinary contribution as well as its numerous health benefits and continues to be …

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Types of Spanish Cheese (The 5 Essentials to Get You Started)

October 10th, 2022 – The Spanish Radish Blog

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Exploring the various types of Spanish cheese is a pure delight to the tastebuds. From the mountainous northern reaches that offer smooth and creamy cow’s milk cheese such as the Idiazabal and tetilla cheeses, to the central plains of Castilla La-Mancha, where award-winning manchego cheese can be found abundantly. 

Let’s start by saying that if you’re a cheese lover (like us) then all …

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Madrid Tapas Walking Tours (Self-guided | 4 Free Route Maps)

August 2022 – The Spanish Radish Blog

Discover the best Madrid tapas bars and restaurants with our complete tapas tour route maps, including what to eat, and where to find it!

From cozy tapas bars tucked away from the hustle and bustle to lively bars serving impeccable tapas morsels, we’ve done the hard yards and sampled a lot of tapas bars throughout Madrid to bring you 4 Free self-guided tapas tour maps

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Tapas Valencia Walking Tour (Self-Guided, Free Map)

Aug 1st, 2022 – The Spanish Radish Blog

Explore the riches of Valencian tapas like a local with our free tapas Valencia walking tour, complete with all the info you need to show you the very best tapas dishes, where to find them, and what not to miss!

We’ve done the hard yards and sampled our way through Valencia one mouthful at a time to bring you this comprehensive tapas guide…

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10 Lazy Summer Dinner Ideas From the Mediterranean.

June 2022 – The Spanish Radish Blog

With summer in full swing, cooking summer recipes can quickly become the last thing on our minds as we drift within the hazy summertime heat. Hence it’s time to crack out some lazy summer dinner ideas that give you less time in the kitchen and more time by the pool!

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The Bizcocho Diary

May 28th, 2022 – The Spanish Radish Blog

Of all the things that moving to Spain has taught me, I think that patience is the most valuable lesson learned. It has taken me considerable effort to break free from my ‘go-faster’ lifestyle and attitude of the past and embrace the slower, and more relaxed pace that life in Spain has to offer. Perhaps, one of the most telling examples, is food.

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5 Authentic Spanish recipes prepared in under 30 minutes!

April 2022 – The Spanish Radish Blog

From discovering traditional Spanish recipes that have been handed down through generations, to exploring the beating pulse of what’s hot in the best kitchens in cities all over Spain. We’ve created this list to guide you through some of our favorite Spanish recipes, and all of them are super easy to make and can be whipped up in 30 minutes or less

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5 of the Best Spanish

Extra Virgin Olive Oils to Try in 2022

February 13th, 2022 – The Spanish Radish Blog

Spain produces more than half of the olive oil made in the entire world! It comes as no surprise then that this liquid gold is highly revered in the country and many of the best olive oils come from Spain. Before getting into some of the tastiest olive oils to try, let’s look at the main olive oil-producing regions around Spain

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Mediterranean Diet Secrets:

Feed the body, senses & mind.

November 2021 – The Spanish Radish Blog

It’s no secret that the Mediterranean diet is healthy. It has been proven in numerous studies from all corners of the world, it aids weight loss, reduces the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes, as well as a growing list of other health benefits. But what’s most exciting is that the diet creates some incredibly tasty and simple dishes, with many a staple for most Spanish households! 

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Paella now officially protected as a cultural treasure

November 11th 2021 – The Spanish Radish Blog

On the 9th of November 2021, the Valencian government published in its official gazette that paella is to be protected so that its virtues are safeguarded for future generations. It states, “Paella is an icon of the Mediterranean diet, because of both its ingredients and its characteristics as a representation of Valencian culture.” It’s revered because paella celebrates the “art of unity and sharing”.

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Top 10 Best Traditional Spanish Dishes You Need to Know!

September 2021 – The Spanish Radish Blog

Mention Spanish food to anyone and the first thing that’s likely to come to mind is tapas. These small appetizers are served throughout the day or night and usually accompany a drink, typically a small beer or wine.

Spanish cuisine is far richer in culinary delights than the mere tapas, however, and discovering Spanish cuisine and traditional recipes is a hugely enriching experience that must be shared….. Read more.

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Spanish Regional Foodie Guides

Got the travel bug? We've made loads of Foodie guides to help!

Travel anywhere in Spain and you’ll discover plentiful cuisine. Delicious local dishes made using the freshest local ingredients. From the rugged coastline of the Galicia to the crystal clear turquoise waters of the Mediterranean sea. Spain's coastline is as diverse as the seafood dishes that are inspired by generations.

Venture inland and discover vast grazing plains bordered by mountainous regions that buzz with altitude farming and rich dairy industry. Spain is a wonder of foods, and truly a foodie’s heaven!

 

The Best Produce of Spain

No trip to Spain is complete without sampling some of the local produce. From golden olive oil, legendary Jamón ibérico (Spanish ham) to compliment the Mediterranean diet. Then there’s always the delicious cheeses that are unique to every region of Spain. There’s an abundance of fresh produce to sample as you explore the diverse terrain, and no region should be left off your list.

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Extra-virgin olive oil 2022

Buyers guide and cooking tips

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Spanish Paprika Guide

Sweet, smoked, and hot paprika

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Spanish Cheese Essentials

5 Spanish Cheeses you need to try!

Hungry?

 

Check Out These Recipes!

oven baked fish casserole sits on a grey granite kitchen worktop beside some fresh sprigs of parsley.

Oven baked fish casserole

with homemade romesco sauce

a large tapas serving of Spanish garlic zucchinis

Spanish garlic Zucchini

Easy vegetarian tapas or side

A large pan of Spanish chicken and rice sits garnished with olives and fresh chopped parsley

Spanish Chicken and Rice

One pan arroz con pollo

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Romesco Sauce

Vegan | 10-Minute Recipe

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Albondigas

Meatballs in smoky sofrito sauce

Chicken and chorizo stew sits in a large pot waiting to be served

Chicken and Chorizo Stew

Easy one-pot recipe