This blog post links to 15 Portuguese Tapas recipes to try at home. We have recently visited Porto in Portugal several times. We were amazed at the variation of tapas (petiscos) available in the bars and restaurants around the city.
This inspired me to put together some quick and easy tapas recipes that you can make yourself at home.
This post links to different recipes you can combine to make a perfect tapas meal to enjoy with your guests.
Portuguese tapas are a delicious way to enjoy a variety of small dishes at once. These bite-sized snacks are perfect for sharing with friends and family, or simply to enjoy as a solo snack.
Tapas originated in Spain, and Portugal has taken the concept and made it their own.
Many Portuguese tapas feature seafood, given the country’s access to the Atlantic, which makes them especially tasty.
But there are plenty of other options, like chorizo, cured ham, cheese, olives, and empadas (savoury pastries filled with meats, cheeses, and vegetables). These you can combine on a platter and serve up to share.
Portuguese tapas make for a great snack, appetizer, or full meal, and are sure to tantalize your taste buds!
The collection I link to here are all easy recipes available on my site. Combine a few of the options to create a delicious meal for your friends. (Note: They may not all be authentic Portuguese appetizers, but the inspiration for me certainly came from Portugal!)
Click on the pictures or the links below to go to the recipe.
15 Portuguese Tapas Recipes
A simple tapas with some French cheese, or cheese of your choice, walnuts and dates on a bread base. Serve cold.
Chopped surimi on olive oil toasted bread with seafood, or Marie Rose sauce.
A typical Portuguese couvert. The perfect quick and easy tapas served on some fresh French baguette.
A delicious smoked salmon and cream cheese tapas with a dill and honey mustard sauce.
Garlic mushrooms cooked in olive oil with some spicy chillies.
Delicious Spanish cured serrano ham on olive oil toasted bread with a sliced gherkin.
Smoked salmon with cream cheese on a olive oil toasted bread with capers.
This tapas is made with surimi on a tasty wasabi and mayo sauce.
These pork and beef meatballs are supper tasty served up with some mustard or a dipping sauce.
A mouthwatering tapas with prawns and avocado in a Marie Rose sauce with balsamic glaze.
Delicious prawns or shrimp cooked in olive oil and garlic. Add some chillis for extra spice.
These dates, stuffed with goat’s cheese, and wrapped in prosciutto are just divine.
These tortilla wraps with goat’s cheese, honey and walnut are a super tasty appetizer.
These chicken wings are super easy to make in your airfryer. And who doesn’t like some chicken wings?
This tasty rich fish pâté can be served as a couvert with bread or on crackers.
I hope some of these recipes give you some inspiration to make some tasty Tapas for your lunch or dinner. And do not forget a nice bottle of Portuguese Vinho Tinto to go with them!
If you do try some of these recipes, please let me know how you get on in the comments section below!
How to make Portuguese Tapas