6 Tasty & Nourishing Spanish Tapas
I was recently in Madrid and its surrounding cities. It was a beautiful experience, and what struck me as a particularly great idea was the tapas culture there. Of course, tapas exist in other nations under various names: In France, they’re hors d’oeuvres; in Italy, antipasti. In Greece, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, and Egypt, they are called meze; and in Morocco, mukabalatt.
The idea is to enjoy a series of small bites. Many of them are deep fried, but you can choose some incredibly flavorful and healthy ones. You could wash down your tapas with beer, sherry or wine, or you could enjoy them with a simple glass of water. Rounded off with fresh orange wedges or grapes, they are delightfully palate-refreshing, too.
My pick of the most delicious and healthful tapas:
Even if you indulge in a fried bite, the concept of eating small portions makes it both fun and low on guilt. Some ‘fatty’ bites, such as those featuring salmon or tuna, lavish you with essential Omega-3 fats, and because the portion-size is small, you need not worry about piling on the pounds.
Who says you canít have your cheesy pizza and eat it too? Salud!
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