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Serrano Ham Tapas

Serrano Ham Tapas

Serrano Ham Tapas

This is a quick and easy recipe for Serrano Ham Tapas. Tapas are a perfect way to add a bit of Spanish flair to any meal.

These tapas are a great option for those looking to bring a bit of the Mediterranean to their dinner table.


serrano ham tapas


Serrano Ham

Serrano ham is a type of cured ham from the mountains of Spain. It is usually served in very thin slices and is known for its salty, smoky flavour.

You can serve serrano ham as part of a tapas platter. A tapas platter may include a variety of different types of cured meats, cheeses, olives, and other accompaniments in different forms.

When preparing Serrano ham tapas, it is important to use the freshest ingredients possible. The producers slice the ham very thinly to fully appreciate the flavours. 

It is also important to pair the ham with accompanying items that bring out its unique flavour.


prosciutto tapas
Serrano Ham Tapas

In this recipe, I pair the ham with a thinly sliced piece of pickled gherkin on a base of French bread fried in virgin olive oil. The combination of flavours is perfect.

Serrano or Proscuitto Ham

Jamon Serrano is a Spanish product whereas Prosciutto di Parma (or Parma ham) is Italian.

Though both are dry-cured meats, the manufacturing processes are different. This gives them both their own individual tastes and textures. But you can also use prosciutto, or even Jamón Ibérico for these tapas if you prefer, and if that is more readily available.

Buy the ham ready sliced. It is best to buy it like that unless you have special slicing equipment available.

serrano ham tapas

No matter how you choose to serve these tapas, they will provide a delicious and unique addition to any meal. Their salty and smoky flavour can be a great complement to many other dishes, and will add a special touch to any gathering.

Make a full tapas meal for your friends with some creamy tuna salad tapas and some brie and date tapas.

If you do try this recipe, please let me know how you get on in the comments section below!

How to make Serrano Ham Tapas

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serrano ham tapas

Serrano Ham Tapas

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This serrano ham tapas is a traditional Spanish tapas that is easy to make and ready in less than 5 minutes. Great as a snack or fingerfood


  • 4 slices Serrano ham
  • 4 thin slices pickled Gherkin
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 slices French Baguette


  1. Slice the gherkin thinly and slice the French bread diagonally.
  2. Warm the olive oil in a skillet and fry the bread lightly on both sides. Be careful not to burn the edges. Remove from the pan and allow to cool.
  3. Add a slice of ham and a slice of gherkin to the top and serve.


Serve as finger food with drinks, as a starter or as part of a full tapas meal.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 367Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 1339mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 18g

This nutrition information was automatically calculated by Nutritionix, but may not be 100% accurate.

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Some other ideas for Tapas meals:

Brie and Date Tapas
Crab Seafood Tapas
Creamy Tuna Salad Tapas
Dill Smoked Salmon Tapas
Garlic Mushrooms Tapas
Smoked Salmon Tapas
Wasabi Surimi Tapas
Classic Cocktail Meatballs
Avocado and Prawn Stack
Spanish Prawns in Garlic
Prosciutto wrapped dates (with goats cheese)
Goats Cheese Wrap
Nuwave Air Fryer Chicken Wings
Smoked Mackerel Pate Recipe
Portuguese Tapas (15 Tapas recipes to try at home)

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