Appetizers & Starters

Bruschetta with Fresh Puttanesca Sauce

on Friday, 31 August 2018. Posted in Appetizers & Starters, Recipes

This addictive mashup—inspired by the classic Southern Italian dish, Pasta Puttanesca—pairs grilled bread with a quick no-cook topping of super sweet late-harvest tomatoes with spicy Italian peppers, marinated capers, olives and plenty of olive oil. Top everything off with plump, briny...

Smoky Tuna-Stuffed Piquillo Peppers

on Thursday, 17 May 2018. Posted in Appetizers & Starters, Vegetable & Side Dishes, Recipes

This simple, yet impressive tapa—starring luscious, succulent Bonito del Norte tuna from Conservas Ortiz—comes together in under a half hour for easy Spanish-Style entertaining. Make it a tapas party! Just add a platter of Spanish cheeses, spicy cured chorizo, olives and Marcona Almonds. Make...

Spanish Potato & Cod Salad

on Thursday, 10 May 2018. Posted in Appetizers & Starters, Vegetable & Side Dishes, Recipes

This tapas-ready salad is inspired by a tuna and potato salad that Kitty Keller—founder of KL Keller Foodways and importer of some of our favorite Spanish products—enjoyed during her travels around Spain. Make it a tapas party—just add some Spanish cheeses, sliced meats, a plate of stuffed...

Chickpea "Egg" Salad Tartines

on Wednesday, 04 April 2018. Posted in Appetizers & Starters, Vegetable & Side Dishes, Main Course, Recipes

These picnic-ready sandwiches will be a hit with vegans, vegetarians and omnivores alike. Chopped chickpeas mimic the egg while vegan mustard seed aioli gives the salad a kick of bright wasabi-like heat and silky, unctuous texture. The topping choices are endless from thinly sliced radishes and...

Broken Tomato Halves (Spaccatelle di Pomodori)

on Thursday, 05 October 2017. Posted in Appetizers & Starters, Vegetable & Side Dishes, Recipes

At Masseria Mirogallo, a beautiful family-run farm in Lucania, this recipe is often made for a quick, filling lunch. Spaccatelle, derived from spaccare, means “to break, smash, or divide,” and is the key to this simple dish. Cut whole peeled tomatoes in half, discard the seeds, and scatter on...

Smashed Cucumber Salad with Spicy Gochujang Dressing

on Thursday, 17 August 2017. Posted in Appetizers & Starters, Salads & Dressings, Vegetable & Side Dishes, Recipes

Crunch, crunch, mmm!  Warning: This super crunchy, spicy, sweet and savory salad is addictive. The fiery dressing—bolstered with umami-rich Korean Gochujang Fermented Chile Paste—is tamed by cool, refreshing cucumbers and tangy rice wine vinegar while a generous sprinkling of toasted...