Summertime Bliss: 7 Quick & Tasty Spanish Recipes to Savor the Flavors of Spain!

Welcome to a culinary journey that will transport your taste buds straight to the enchanting land of Spain! Embrace the warmth of summer with our collection of “Summertime Bliss: 7 Quick & Tasty Spanish Recipes to Savor the Flavors of Spain!” These delightful dishes celebrate the essence of Spanish cuisine, offering a burst of vibrant flavors and the simplicity of easy-to-make recipes.

7 Quick & Tasty Spanish Recipes to Savor the Flavors of Spain

From refreshing Spanish Gazpacho, the iconic chilled soup bursting with the essence of ripe tomatoes and fragrant herbs, to the much beloved classic Spicy Patatas Bravas, crispy potatoes drenched in zesty tomato sauce, each dish captures the heart and soul of Spanish culinary heritage. 

Indulge in the classic Spanish Omelette with our new and improved Tortilla 2.0 recipe, lovingly prepared with tender potatoes and onions, bound together by the richness of eggs, or savor the succulent Spicy Grilled Shrimp With Tangy Peach Salad that showcases the bounty of the sea and the sweetness of summer fruit.

7 Quick & Tasty Spanish Recipes

Here are our favorites of summer: 7 easy-to-make Spanish recipes that are ideal for when it’s too hot in the kitchen. Best of all, each of these recipes is made in 30 minutes or less, leaving you with more time to laze by the pool this summer! 

  1. Tortilla Española
  2. Spanish Tomato Salad
  3. Spicy Grilled Shrimp With Tangy Peach Salad
  4. Tomato Burrata Salad With Basil And Garlic Dressing
  5. Pan-Fried Spicy Shrimp With Romesco Sauce
  6. Spanish Gazpacho
  7. Spicy Patatas Bravas
A tortilla sits on a chopping board cut into slices.


Tortilla 2.0 – Our Quicker, Easier, Healthier, and Tastier recipe

  • Prep time: 8 minutes
  • Cook time: 12 minutes
  • Total time: 20 minutes
  • Servings: 8 slices.

Spanish Omelette (Tortilla Española): A versatile and deeply satisfying recipe that´s a staple in Spanish cuisine. Sauté sliced potatoes and onions until tender, then combine them with beaten eggs lightly seasoned with some salt, pepper, and a pinch of nutmeg. Then, simply cook the mixture in a pan until set, flip the tortilla, and cook the other side. 

Serve your tortilla warm or cold cut into thick wedges with a dollop of homemade aioli.

A plate of tomato salad sits beside some pistachio nuts and a glass of red wine.


5-minute Spanish tomato salad

  • Prep time: 5 minutes
  • Cook time: None
  • Total time: 5 minutes
  • Servings: Side for 4.

This no-fuss 5-minute Spanish Tomato Salad is the perfect summer salad recipe when you’re craving flavors of the Mediterranean. Ripe juicy tomatoes are drizzled with plenty of good quality extra virgin olive oil and sprinkled with salt, ground fennel seeds, and some freshly cracked black pepper. The raw garlic adds a spicy punch and can be included or omitted to suit your taste. 

This quick and easy tomato salad recipe uses just 6 easy-to-find ingredients and can be whipped up in under 5 minutes. This vegan-friendly recipe makes 4 servings as a side or tapas. The ingredients can be easily scaled up or down to suit. 

Spicy grilled shrimp with tangy peach salad.


Spicy grilled shrimp with tangy peach salad


  • Prep time: 8 minutes
  • Cook time: 12 minutes
  • Total time: 20 minutes
  • Servings: 4 as a side, 2 as a main.

Spicy grilled shrimp with tangy peach salad is a colorful mix of sweet and spicy flavors. Ideal for a light evening meal or weekend lunch, this recipe combines spicy grilled shrimp with sweet juicy peaches and a tangy sweet dressing drizzled over your favorite greens. For some added texture and a burst of freshness, the salad is sprinkled with some lightly toasted fennel seeds (leave these off if you don’t like aniseed).

This quick and easy shrimp salad recipe comes together in around 20 minutes. It is full of tasty and fresh flavors and requires minimal cooking, ideal for serving during the warmer months — this summer salad recipe can be enjoyed with hot or cold shrimp.


Tomato Burrata salad with basil and garlic dressing

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: None
  • Total time: 10 minutes
  • Servings: 4 as a side, 2 as a main.

Tomato burrata salad with basil and garlic dressing is a delightful Mediterranean Summer salad that requires no cooking and comes together in around 10 minutes. This salad combines plump juicy tomatoes with soft gooey burrata (soft Italian cheese made from Mozzarella and cream). 

Top this salad with an easy-to-make basil and garlic salad dressing and you’ve got the perfect side dish, appetizer, or main for serving on those warm summer nights.

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


Pan-Fried Spicy Shrimp with Romesco Sauce

  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 5 minutes
  • Total time: 20 minutes
  • Servings: Tapas for 4

Pan-fried Spicy Shrimp with Romesco Sauce is a quick and easy recipe that is ideal for serving as a tasty tapas or as finger food. Spicy pan-fried shrimp covered in plenty of cayenne and spice pair perfectly with a rich and smoky romesco sauce that’s made with smoked red peppers, tomato, garlic, smoked paprika, and cayenne pepper. 

This recipe comes together in around 20 minutes and is great served either hot or cold. As a tapas, this recipe makes 4 servings (3 shrimp per person), but scale this recipe as you need. Romesco sauce can be made in batches in advance and will store in the fridge for up to four days. Always best served with plenty of fresh bread as the tasty sauce deserves a good mop-up.

an earthenware dish sits on a blue wooden table and is filled with golden friend potato pieces smothered with Spanish bravas sauce


Spicy Patatas Bravas – Super easy Spanish tapas recipe

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 20 minutes
  • Total time: 30 minutes
  • Servings: Tapas for 4

Tapas is by far one of the most iconic culinary experiences of Spain and anyone who’s set foot in any tapas bar in Spain is likely to have come across Spicy Patatas Bravas. This famous Spanish tapas dish is made by combining olive oil, paprika, flour, and some broth to create a silky smooth and lightly spiced sauce that’s lovingly drizzled onto roasted or fried potatoes.

Simply cut potatoes into cubes, deep fry or bake them until golden and crispy, and then drizzle with a spiced tomato sauce made with paprika, garlic, and olive oil. Top with a sprinkle of chopped parsley for a burst of freshness.


Spanish Gazpacho

  • Prep time: 13 minutes
  • Cook time: None
  • Total time: 13 minutes
  • Servings: Tapas for 4

Gazpacho is a vegan-friendly refreshing Spanish cold soup and is considered a classic in Spanish cuisine. Gazpacho is very refreshing and is ideal for hot summer days. It is also very easy to make and comes together with just a few simple ingredients.

Blend together ripe tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, onions, garlic, olive oil, vinegar, and a dash of salt and pepper. Chill it in the refrigerator for a few hours to let the flavors meld, and serve it cold with a garnish of diced vegetables.

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7 Quick & Tasty Spanish Recipes

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