Spanish Appetizers

In Spain, appetizers are called tapas, and this popular course features small plates of hot and cold appetizers that may include cheese and olives as well as fried seafood. Although traditionally a first course in Spain, tapas has become so popular in America that some restaurants make an entire meal of these appetizers, and you can too.

Moorish Lamb Kabobs

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Saffron and lamb, mainstays of Spanish cooking, go well together. Sprinkle with fresh parsley before serving this main dish.

Spanish Potato Omelet Bites

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Make this savory egg appetizer ahead and then reheat when your guests arrive.


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This savory ground beef dish sweetened with spices and dried fruits is a legacy from Spain.

Total: 45 mins

Stuffed Bacon-Wrapped Dates

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Sweet, smoky, and just a bit spicy, these delectable bites are an elegantly enticing appetizer you'll want enjoy again and again. Fresh dates are available in many specialty markets from late summer to mid-fall, as well as year-round through a number of online retailers. Choose plump, soft dates with a smooth, shiny skin, and store in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Healthy Gazpacho

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Serve this extra easy Spanish soup hot or chilled. It makes a low-calorie take-along lunch or snack.

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