4 Spanish recipes you can prepare in a heartbeat

Is there anything more stressful than having last-minute guests knocking at your door? Yes, there is something worse, and that is having last-minute hungry guests knocking at your door! Even if you like the company, having guests over for lunch can sometimes provoke stress. Not knowing what to prepare, if it will work out fine, staying on your budget… But the worst comes when guests show up at the last minute.  Here are four simple (and healthy) recipes to impress your guests. Prepare some chips and some olives while preparing your dish. It’s time to start cooking. We bring you easy recipes to succeed!

Last minute recipes

Country salad or ‘ensalada campera’

Country salad.

Country salad. | Shutterstock

A recipe that will please everyone! Salad is not only healthy but also the perfect recipe to make quickly and easily. Besides, you can prepare large quantities. Perfect as a first course or as a side dish. We bring you a slightly different recipe to the traditional one, with foods with designation of origin, green beans and mustard. A country salad rich in nutrients!

Country salad recipe.

Sauteed spinach with pine nuts

Catalan-style spinach.

Catalan-style spinach. | Shutterstock

With raisins, this recipe succeeds not only because of its taste, but also because it is very healthy. With a high potassium and magnesium content, Catalan-style spinach is ideal for satisfying the most demanding palates in a few quick and easy steps. You can also add pine nuts, which, if you are a fan. If you are looking for a complete dish for lunch, with some hake fillets you will make a 100% healthy dish.

Catalan-style spinach recipe.

Stuffed eggplant

Stuffed eggplant.

Stuffed eggplant. | Shutterstock

Aubergines have many properties, such as hydration and the ability to reduce cholesterol. Stuffed eggplants will be your star dish from now on! With meat, tomato sauce and grilled cheese, it is a very convenient dish to prepare. Besides, you can get two portions out of one eggplant. This way, if you add anything else, you will have a meal for tomorrow.

Stuffed aubergines recipe.



Pisto. | Shutterstock

Even though the traditional pisto recipe only includes vegetables, we suggest that you add an egg to it. You can’t go wrong with this recipe: it’s perfect for celiacs, lactose intolerant people, and vegetarians and vegans, if you skip the egg. With zucchini, eggplant and green pepper, this pisto or ‘Spanish ratatouille’ recipe is not only simple, buy you can also have several portions. And it also has tomato, which is perfect for the digestive system.

Pisto recipe.

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