Andalusian cuisine is full of flavours and you can find a great diversity of dishes that use local ingredients. Regardless of the city or town you visit, you will find traditional recipes that you will want to eat again and again.
Despite the misconception that most Spanish dishes include meat or fish, some delicious stews and soups are vegetarian or can be easily adapted for a vegetarian or vegan diet.
Andalusian cuisine was influenced by the presence of the Arabs in the county many years ago, and it is now characterised by the use of spices like sweet paprika and cumin as well as nuts.
One of my favourite recipes is espinacas con garbanzos (spinach with chickpeas), a traditional vegetarian stew that originated in the beautiful city of Seville. You can also find this dish in many tapa bars across Southern Spain.
The combination of spinach, chickpeas and spices like cumin and paprika is incredibly delicious.
This is a very special recipe that my grandma, who is from Seville, makes me every time I want comfort food.
Last Updated 3 November 2022