Spanish Tapas Party Recipes

Tapas Party

Over the weekend we threw a Spanish Tapas party with family and friends. Having been to Spain a few years ago, one of my favorite memories of experiencing the culture was through sharing tapas with my travel mates. It’s such a fun social experience!

Tapas are small savory shared Spanish dishes that are almost always accompanied by a drink, such as Sherry or a nice Rioja wine. We like having Sangria on hand too (recipe below).


It’s easy to throw a tapas party!  It doesn’t take too much time or effort and everyone loves them!
We went to Kroger to find an affordable array of enticing Spanish wines, cheeses, meats, olives and bread.  Preparing a variety of tapas was as much fun as the following sampling of palate pleasing savory goodies, especially when you have Sangria in hand!

{The Menu}

Items to buy

  • Alonia Organic Olive Oil
  • Spanish olives
  • Marcona almonds
  • Piquillo Peppers in a jara
  • Manchego & Mahon cheeses
  • Serrano ham
  • Chorizo
  • Sherry Vinegar

Fantastic Tapas Recipes

  • Garlic Shrimp, recipe here
  • Flank steak on toast, recipe here (Our friend Megan made these and the Spanish meatballs and both were so tasty! Go Megan!)
  • Spanish meatballs, recipe here 
  • Spanish charcuterie board, recipe here (We love manchego cheese and recommend you include it on your board!)
  • Spanish garlic mushrooms, recipe here
  • Piquillo Pepper and Cheese Toasts, recipe here

Wine | Cocktails

  • Lazy girl Sangria, so easy and delicious! recipe here
  • Garnacha
  • Rioja
  • Cava (Bubbles!)
  • Alberiño (if you like Pinot Grigio)
  • Verdejo (if you like Sauvignon Blanc)

Thank you to Kroger for sponsoring this fun post! We love your stores and especially the new organic lines and offerings! 

Leave a Comment


  1. 4.19.16
    Elisabeth Stafford said:

    Thanks for idea , think I’ll try this!

  2. 5.9.22
    erik said:

    The article is amazing, I found it informative for the readers. I hope to find more like this in the future.

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