15 Great Tapas Ideas for a Spring Party

15 Great Tapas Ideas for a Spring Party

Apr 24, 2014
Christina Cherrier

great ideas for tapas

Garlic Parsley Grilled Squid Tapas

1 3/4 lbs (800g) small squids
1 tbsp oil
1 tbsp of chopped parsley
2 cloves of garlic
1 tbsp bread crumbs
Salt and pepper

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easy tapas menu ideas

Mozzarella & Basil Strawberry Crostini

1 crusty baguette bread
Flavored olive oil
Fresh goat cheese
Sichuan pepper

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Tapas recipe idea

Tuna & Cheese Puff Sticks

1 can of smoked tuna (130g)
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 puff pastry sheet
1 egg yolk
1 coffee spoon paprika
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
4 tablespoons Parmesan
2 tablespoons bread crumbs

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Spicy Shrimp Tapas

16 live shrimps
1 mango
1 large clove of garlic
1 tbsp Sichuan pepper (or red pepper)
1 tbsp of fennel seeds
1 piece of fresh ginger (3/4 inch – 2 cm) peeled
2 tbsp of olive oil
1 pinch of salt
Zest of 1 lime
Some herbs for garnish

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Tomato, Goat’s Cheese & Ham Bruschetta

4 generous slices of crusty, country style bread
2 large tomatoes at room temperature
80g soft fresh goat cheese
4 Thin slices of cured ​​ham
1 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

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great idea for a Tapas party

Chicken Tortilla Roll Ups

5 wheat tortillas (about 6-inch diameter)
5 thin slices of roast chicken breast
1 cup of cooked sushi rice
1 jar of dried tomatoes in olive oil
2/3 cup (150g) of cream cheese (Philadelphia for me)
1 bunch of basil
1 bowl of water + rice vinegar

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Cucumber And Goat Cheese Rolls

1 cucumber (preferably organic, because we’ll keep a bit of skin)
4 thick slices of goat cheese (sold as a small log)
6 pigeon heart tomatoes (elongated cherry tomatoes)
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 large tablespoons chopped chives
1 clove garlic (or 2)
Bamboo sticks, or toothpicks

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quick tapas recipes

Spicy Parmesan Crusted Shrimp

A dozen raw shrimp, thawed
Cayenne pepper
1 egg white
3 ounces (90g) of grated parmesan
Frying oil

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easy tapas appetizers

Guacamole Toasts With Shrimps

A dozen shrimps
2 avocados
A white onion
Sesame seeds
Cayenne pepper
Olive oil
Salt and pepper
1 lemon
4 slices of black bread

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Figs Toast With Chutney And Goat Cheese

4 slices of country bread
(150g) of fresh goat cheese
4 fresh figs
1 sprig tarragon
Olive oil
Salt and freshly ground pepper
(200g) of fresh figs
1 large red onion
(60g) sugar
(10cl) of apple cider vinegar
1 pinch of Espelette hot pepper

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spanish tapas recipes

Stuffed Sardines With Fresh Herbs, Tomato & Pine Nuts

1 handful of fresh basil
1 handful of fresh parsley
1 handful of toasted pine nuts
2 tomatoes
1/2 pickled lemon in oil
1 clove of garlic
Thyme, salt and pepper.

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tapas party recipes

Candied Tomatoes

1 lb (500g) cherry tomatoes
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 tablespoons sugar
A few sprigs of thyme
Salt and pepper

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ideas for a tapas party

Mini Ham & Blue Cheese Croissants

1 puff pastry sheet
4 slices of ham
3.5 to 4.5 oz (100-125g) crumbled blue cheese, or more if you like (Feta and Goat cheese are ok too)

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easy quick tapas appetizers

Marinated Peppers With Garlic And Basil

15 of these beautiful mini red bell peppers
A clove of garlic
Salt and ground pepper
A great fruity olive oil
A few fresh basil leaves

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Spicy Shrimp with Fresh Ginger Herb Curry

1 lb (500g) cooked shrimp (large size)
Juice of one lemon
1 spring onion ( keep the green part)
1 pinch of Espelette pepper
1 degermed clove garlic
2 inches of fresh ginger
1 tbsp fresh parsley
1 tbsp curry paste
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp sesame seeds

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Tapas are Spain’s gift to the world of great cooking: a fresh and fun way to eat with friends and family. Easy to make at home and using simple ingredients, a tapas feast is an ideal combination of little dishes packed with big flavors. To bring the delectable Spanish tradition of tapas to your spring parties, here are 15 easy tapas recipes using easy to find ingredients.

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