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Tapas is one of those foods which can be found internationally, as it is served at trendy bars and restaurants across the globe. However, tapas, also known as an assortment of small dishes, has its origins in Spanish cuisine. For some of the best tapas, try ensaladilla (a tuna, potato, and mayo salad), queso (cheese), albondigas (meatballs), and boquerones en vinagre (pickled anchovies).
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Many people are familiar with gazpacho, the cold vegetable soup of Spanish and Portuguese origin which is typically served in the summertime when tomatoes season is at its peak. Unlike its close cousin, Salmorejo is enjoyed by the Andalusian people all year round. This cold soup made of tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, bread, salt, and vinegar. Enjoy it topped with some chopped hard-boiled egg and shredded ham, otherwise known as Jamon.