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.