Foods from Spain You’ll Love

White fish in garlic sauce served with potatoesSpain is known for its seafood. This tapa, white fish in garlic sauce served with potatoes, is a typical dish you can find in tapas bars.

Tiny sandwiches, served on crunchy rolls, with a variety of fillings.Chorizo is another Spanish specialty. Unlike Mexican chroizo, Spanish chorizo isn’t spicy, but rather mild and sweet. You can find these tiny sandwiches, served on crunchy rolls, with a variety of fillings.

Toast spread with tomato, garlic, olive oil, and sea salt is a common Spanish breakfast or snack.Pan con tomate or toast spread with tomato, garlic, olive oil, and sea salt is a common Spanish breakfast or snack.

Fritatta made with eggs, potatoes, and sometimes cheese, that's served on a fresh baguetteTortilla espanola, is a fritatta made with eggs, potatoes, and sometimes cheese, that’s served on a fresh baguette. It makes a hearty afternoon meal.

Spanish olives dressed with a bit of good quality olive oil and sea saltSpanish olives are something special, particularly when dressed with a bit of good quality olive oil and sea salt.

Freshly-squeezed orange juice and croissantsFreshly-squeezed orange juice and croissants (as as good as any you’ll find in France) are readily available in Spain.

ardines and red mullet, that's freshly fried or baked with sea saltBecause of its location on the Mediterranean Sea, Spain has a wealth of seafood. You can find lots of fish, including small fish like sardines and red mullet, that’s freshly fried or baked with sea salt.

Cafe cortado, a shot of espresso with a little milk that's served with sugarCafe cortado, a shot of espresso with a little milk that’s served with sugar, is the preferred way Spaniards drink coffee. It’s rich and delicious afternoon pick-me-up.

Spanish Padron peppers sauteed in olive oil and sprinkled with sea saltSpanish Padron peppers are sauteed in olive oil and sprinkled with sea salt for a deliciously sweet snack.

Anchovies served with onions, sweet peppers, and drizzled with extra virgin olive oilAnchovies served with onions, sweet peppers, and drizzled with extra virgin olive oil are slightly salty, though not fishy tasting.

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    Looked through some homemade recipes for conditioners and most of them require olive oil which i DO NOT HAVE! and avocado. Does anyone know what substitues can be used for olive oil in HAIR MASKS? oh and, can canola or sunflower oil be a substitue?

    thanks in advance.

    • http://realfoodtraveler.com Bobbie Hasselbring, RFT Editor

      Hi Again Tracy,
      There’s a reason the conditioner recipes use olive oil and avocado. They’re both full of vitamins and good for your scalp. I would NOT substitute canola or other oils that may have been processed with chemicals. Splurge, girl, and get yourself some olive oil and avocado. You’re worth it and so is your hair! — Bobbie, RFT Editor