Bacalao a la Vizcaina (Basque Style Codfish Stew)
This Spanish-style fish stew from the Basque region of Spain is a traditional peasant dish popular in all Spanish-speaking countries (where each has given it their special twist). For example, in Mexico it is usually made for Christmas, New Year's Eve, and Lent; in Puerto Rico it is a year-round favorite but most enjoyed during Lent. This is one of the Puerto Rican versions.
Paleo Chorizo Sweet Potato and Kale Stew
This nutritious soup takes inspiration from the flavors of Spain. Garnish with store-bought (or homemade) harissa to add heat or garnish with a sprinkling of chopped Italian parsley.
Wonderful cold soup full of fresh Mediterranean vegetables! Quick and easy.
Spanish Garlic Soup
This recipe for garlic soup was given to my Spanish class by the instructor, it's very yummy!
Quick and Fresh Gazpacho
My Spanish husband taught me this delicious recipe. You can also use lemon juice in place of the vinegar.Sponsored By [object Object]
What's better on a hot summer's day than a classic chilled gazpacho? Serve this traditional Spanish gazpacho chilled in a glass or a bowl. You can also serve in shot glasses for an easy, make-ahead summer appetizer!
Crema de Calabazines
I learned this excellent cream of zucchini soup recipe while living in Spain from a 75-year old woman in Madrid. It's excellent, easy, low-fat, and cheap, as well as a wonderful comfort food. Vary recipe by adding carrots or spinach or other vegetables. Increase potato volume for thicker soup. Garnish with croutons, paprika and chives. Delish!
Julia's Watermelon Gazpacho
My mother is from Seville, Spain and made this for us growing up. It is great in the winter and when you are sick.
A fresh and mild gazpacho that takes advantage of all that summer has to offer. Super easy too. Garnish with a sprig of fresh dill and serve chilled.
A delicious cold soup, perfect for spring and summer!
This is a wonderful recipe for a spicy cold tomato soup. Works great as an appetizer or main dish. It's very refreshing on hot days. Keeps, tightly covered, in the freezer up to 3 months.
Why not serve gazpacho at your next summer gathering? Start your hot-weather meal with this easy, intriguing variation.
This thick vegetable soup is hearty and boasts a colorful flavor. This dish is normally eaten cold but is perfectly suitable to be eaten warm or with a warm side dish. If you care to use ham in place of the bacon, cook it briefly in its own juices before adding it to the soup while it simmers. Also, try using tabasco or your favorite hot sauce in it. Add creative toppings to the soup by dicing hard boiled eggs into bitesize pieces. Add fresh basil instead of parsley.
Fresh Market Gazpacho
A yummy summer soup for when it's just too hot to cook! The garbanzo beans and vegetables make this soup very filling.
Direct from Spain, this recipe is simple and delicious. For this recipe it is convenient to have a hand mixer with chopping blades, a food processor, or a blender. This gazpacho can be garnished with minced vegetables and parsley, or with a little crushed ice.
Southern Spain-Style Gazpacho
When my husband and I were visiting Toledo, Spain, we enjoyed a refreshing, tangy, and creamy bowl of gazpacho outside a small church at a tiny storefront restaurant. I had never tasted anything like it. I asked how they made it and developed this recipe to take home. If you like, serve chopped cucumbers, peppers, and parsley as a garnish.
Spanish Garlic and Vegetable Soup
This fantastic soup recipe was given to me by a friend who runs a restaurant in the Spanish town where I live. Believe me...you will be hooked after the first spoonful.
This tomato soup is eaten cold. Serve it with crusty peasant bread for a light summer meal.
Ajo Blanco con Uvas
This is a cold garlicky soup. In fact it is never cooked at all! In Spain they use fresh almonds, just out of their shells, so the taste will be different than the soup you had in Spain unless, of course, you have access to fresh almonds. You can also substitute melon for the green grapes.
Salmorejo (Spanish Chilled Tomato Soup)
Originally from Andalusia, this chilled Spanish soup is now enjoyed all over Spain. Similar to gazpacho, this deliciously different soup makes a spectacular summer starter or light lunch.
Summer Vegetable Soup
A simple garden vegetable soup that needs no cooking and is served cold.
Ajoblanco (Cold Spanish Almond Soup)
This almond soup (ajo blanco) is one of the simplest and most nutritious of all Spanish summer soups, hailing from Andalusia. It's a cousin of gazpacho made with almonds and grapes.
Estofat de Quaresma (Catalan Vegetable Stew)
This is a favorite in different parts of Catalunya during Quaresma (Lent) among the Roman Catholics. Traditionally a meat dish that is easily adapted to fish or vegetables, estofat de Quaresma translates to Lenten Stew created for the pre-Easter period in which the faithful abstain from meat. My grandmother used a hint of fresh rosemary for a more aromatic scent that tempted the palate.