Tapas with no-cooking-required

Many tapas do not require cooking. The most common examples are olives and banderillas. Another typical set of tapas may consist of different kinds of cheese, chorizo or serrano ham nicely arranged on a serving plate, just like finger food. These tapas are as savory as easy to prepare, the best party snack! Here we propose some examples:


This tapa is named after the barbed darts used during a bullfight.To prepare it, you will basically have to skewer different ingredientsonto a toothpick. The trick is to use good quality Spanish ingredients and arrange with a nice and colorful presentation. We use pickle, onion, olive and anchovies, but you can choose the ingredients that you wish.

Ingredientstapas, anchovies

1 jar gherkin pickles

1 jar cocktail onions

1 jar green olives (stuffed)

1 can anchovies

Long toothpicks

Serves 10-12

Preparation method

Skewer a pickle and cocktail onion onto the toothpick.Wrap an anchovy around an olive and thread on the toothpick. Repeat until all the ingredients are placed on toothpicks.


Manchego cheese with quince


200 g/8 oz manchego cheese, sliced

Quince paste, cut into pieces

Serves 10-12

Preparation method

Slice 200 g/8 oz of manchego cheese into triangles and cut the quince paste (membrillo) into small pieces. To serve, you can place the pieces of quince over the cheese triangles or just arrange everything on a serving plate.


Tomato bread with serrano ham


4 ripe tomatoes, choppedpan-con-tomate-y-jamon

1 clove of garlic, finely chopped

3 tbsp olive oil

Salt to taste

200 g bread, sliced

50 g serrano ham, finely sliced

Serves 10-12

Preparation method

Wash, dry and chop the tomatoes. Chop the garlic clove very finely. In a bowl, stir in the chopped tomatoes, garlic glove and olive oil, then season with salt.Mix everything gently. Slice the bread and toast the small slices. To serve, put some mixture on top of each bread slice. On top of everything, place the serrano ham slices, cut into pieces.

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