Traditional Spanish Lent Recipes - Spanish Sabores

Lent Recipes

You don’t have to be religious to appreciate these typical Spanish Lent recipes. They’re the perfect way to experience Spain’s strong pre-Easter culinary traditions at home!

Traditionally, Catholics in Spain abstain from eating meat on Fridays during Lent (though fish is OK), so expect lots of vegetarian food and seafood recipes. Spinach and chickpea stew is a classic at this time of year, especially in the south of Spain. Salt cod in any form is also ubiquitous—try my recipe for salt cod croquettes for a delicious tapa everyone will love!

Craving something sweet? You’ll be happy to know that some of the best Spanish Lent recipes are pastries! Torrijas (french toast meets bread pudding) and roscos fritos (fried donuts) are both synonymous with the Easter season in Spain.

Spinach and Chickpeas (Espinacas con Garbanzos)

Spanish spinach and chickpeas (espinacas con garbanzos) is a must-try Andalusian dish that's easy to make at home. This traditional spinach and chickpea stew is popular in Seville, Spain where it's served in all the local tapas bars. It's super simple and quick to prepare -- on the table...
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Fried Donut Recipe (Roscos Fritos)

This simple fried donut recipe comes from Andalusia, where they're popular around Christmas and Easter. It's a classic cake donut recipe, without yeast, meaning they are ready in no time. If easy, quick, and delicious donuts sound like your thing, don't miss these!
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