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What to eat as a vegetarian in Spain – Traditional Vegetarian Spanish Food

Traditional Spanish cuisine is known for its bold and flavorful dishes, many of which include meat and seafood. However, there are also many delicious vegetarian options available for those who don’t eat meat. Here are some traditional vegetarian Spanish food options you should try:

meat-free traditional vegetarian Spanish food


Gazpacho is a cold soup made with tomatoes, peppers, onions, garlic, and bread. It’s a refreshing and delicious dish that’s perfect for hot summer days. A nice recipe can be found here.

Tortilla de patatas

Tortilla de patatas, or Spanish omelette, is a classic dish made with potatoes, onions, and eggs. It’s a filling and hearty dish that’s perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Paella de verduras

Paella de verduras is a vegetarian version of the famous Spanish dish, paella. It’s made with vegetables like bell peppers, onions, and artichokes, as well as saffron-infused rice.

Patatas bravas

Patatas bravas are fried potatoes served with a spicy tomato sauce. They’re a popular tapa, or appetizer, in Spain and are often served with a cold beer or glass of wine.


Pisto is a vegetable stew made with tomatoes, onions, peppers, and zucchini. It’s often served as a side dish or as a filling for empanadas, a type of savoury pastry.

Espinacas con garbanzos

Espinacas con garbanzos is a classic Andalusian dish made with spinach and chickpeas. It’s a simple but flavorful dish that’s often served as a main course.


Salmorejo is another cold soup that’s similar to gazpacho. It’s made with tomatoes, bread, garlic, and olive oil, and is often garnished with hard-boiled egg and ham (but can be omitted for a vegetarian version).

These are just a few of the traditional vegetarian Spanish foods that you should try. With its rich culinary heritage, Spain has many delicious vegetarian dishes to offer, so be sure to explore the local cuisine on your next visit.

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