Now that We’re comfortably settling into summer and outdoor entertaining, I thought it would be a good time to write about a great theme for your next outdoor party – Spanish Tapas!
Check out this video I put together all about how to do this type of party in your own backyard!
The Ultimate Spanish Tapas Spread Plus Cocktails Video
Tapas are great because they’re small plates that are shared amongst the table. These dishes are often small but mighty – Simple but packed with lots of seasonal flavours.
Spanish Tomato Bread
First up, Spanish Tomato Bread. If you’ve had tapas, you’ve likely had Spanish Tomato Bread. It is reminiscent of an Italian Bruschetta except the tomatoes are grated, not diced. I love this quality because the tomatoes don’t roll off and it’s much easier to eat! The smell of fresh tomatoes in the summer time is one of my favourite aromas. You can top this bread with fresh herbs too, if you desire.
Blistered Shishito Peppers
The second easy Tapas dish is grilled Shishito Peppers. These are so easy, ready in minutes, and they are wildly addicting! They’re mild peppers so there won’t be heat that takes over your palate.
I used my Serving plates from the Kitchen Stuff Plus Summer Oasis Collection to serve them on. These colourful tapas look amazing on these plates! The design reminds me of Spanish tile so these work perfectly with this theme.
Spanish Cheese & Charcuterie Board
The last Tapas I have put together is a Spanish Cheese and charcuterie board (a mini version). It has all of my favourite components, chorizo sausage, manchego cheese and Spanish olives. This dish is just assembly – no recipe required! If you want to do a more elaborate Spanish Cheese Board, check out my post and video HERE.
Cocktails for Spanish Tapas
I made a few cocktails to go with these tapas, too. First up, White Peach Sangria. All you need is a bottle of a fruity white wine, a bottle of cava, a splash of brandy and a can of sweet white soda. Add in cut peaches, fresh mint a few squeezes of fresh orange juice and you’re ready to go. It’s a great idea to add frozen fruit to your sangria to keep it cold without watering it down.
My second cocktail is a Sherry Melon Splash. This one is served with lots of ice and is great to sip while eating the tapas too.
All of these recipes are right here for you at the bottom of the post.
Kitchen Stuff Plus has everything you need to stock your summer cocktail bar. From glass jugs to barware – even great cocktail glasses that are non-breakable but still look really classy!
I am also obsessed with these antique lanterns pictured here – they add the perfect ambiance for your outdoor party. You can get the ethanol to ignite the flames in the store too (Kitchen Stuff Plus literally has everything you need!)
I hope you enjoy these recipes and throw your very own Spanish Tapas party this summer. Here is the link to shop this collection — SHOP the Summer Oasis Collection.
*This post was sponsored by Kitchen Stuff Plus however, and as always, all opinions are my own.
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