Typical Basque Pintxos Recipes - Spanish Sabores


Walk into any given bar in the Basque Country and you’ll likely spot rows upon rows of elaborately decorated little bites skewered atop slices of bread adorning the bartop. These are known as pintxos, and though they often look fancy, they’re quite easy to make at home with these Basque pintxos recipes!

Some of the most beloved pintxos are also the simplest. The gilda—said to be the first pintxo ever invented—is made by simply sliding ingredients onto a toothpick, but makes a fantastic party appetizer that everyone will rave about. Learn how to put your own gildas together with my gilda recipe!

Though it’s hard to beat the gilda when it comes to ease and prep time, most other Basque pintxos are also incredibly simple yet produce impressive results. A few of my go-to favorites are garlic shrimp pintxos and smoked salmon and cream cheese pintxos. Both are perfect for serving a crowd or even just for making your own family meal a little extra special!

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