32 Products and typical dishes of Granada that you should know


Do you want to know what is eaten in Granada and what are the typical dishes of Granada?

In this post we are going to do a quick review of the most popular gastronomy of Granada, its best recipes, stews, local products, desserts …

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What is the most eaten in Granada? Typical dishes, recipes, pastries and local products

Mediterranean, Andalusian, Grenadian food and on many occasions inherited from our Arab times. What a cocktail!

And we all know the popular Granada tapas, the exquisite Trevélez ham and the consistent Alpujarran dish, but what else should you try? What to eat in Granada?

Typical dishes and stews of Granada and province

Traditional dishes from Granada capital and province, stews, dishes that are passed from generation to generation, typical products of a specific place, or popular dishes on certain dates … Here is a good compilation!

  1. Olla de San Antón: cooked of beans and dried broad beans that is usually eaten around the day of San Antón (January 17).
  2. Alpujarra dish: typical dish of the Alpujarra area, which consists of a poor potato stew, serrano ham, orza loin, sausage, blood sausage and egg.
  3. Granada soak: dish of Arabic origin that consists of a salad of peeled, chopped and oranged oranges.
  4. Broad beans with ham: the tasty bean casserole with ham is one of the most popular dishes in Granada.
  5. Sacromonte omelette: typical omelette from the Sacromonte neighborhood of Granada and made with mutton brains, criadillas, breadcrumbs, peas and walnuts. Although you can also find other variants with potato, chorizo ​​or Trevélez ham.
  6. Poor potatoes: a typical dish from Granada, but also from many other places. You can easily find it as a tapa in many bars.
  7. Semolina migas: they are a typical Granada dish that is usually served with green peppers, garlic and pieces of chorizo, blood sausage and bacon. In addition, they are usually accompanied with melon or sardines in the area of ​​the Granada coast.
  8. Aubergines with cane honey: it is a dish of Arabic origin that is also served in other areas of Andalusia.
  9. Moraga de sardinas: dish made with sardines from Motril seasoned and served in a clay pot.
  10. Fennel stew: consists of a stew of white beans, fennel, pork and rice.
  11. Gurupina: typical Baza dish that consists of a stew similar to porridge. It has dried red pepper, green pepper, onion, chorizo, garlic, tomato, paprika, flour and mushrooms.
  12. Zalamandroña salad: dish of Andalusian origin and typical of Guadix. It consists of a cold vegetable salad (pumpkin, dried tomato, zucchini, roasted pepper and dried pepper) previously dried in the sun, black olives, crumbled cod, onion and pine nuts.
  13. Choto al ajillo: kid meat cooked in a casserole with garlic, pepper, wine, fried bread and almonds.
  14. Fried pumpkin: a very popular and very simple traditional recipe from Granada. The fried pumpkin is usually accompanied with saladillas (below we will tell you what they are;)).

Granada pastry

  1. Piononos de Santa Fe: it is the most typical sweet of Granada and Santa Fe. This consistent rolled and drunk sponge cake can be found in all the pastry shops of the capital and there is even some pioneer shop.
  2. Torta de la Virgen: a giant cake covered in sugar and filled with angel hair (although there are also other fillings) that is usually eaten on the occasion of the celebration of the day of the Virgen de las Angustias, patron saint of the city. This day is celebrated on September 15, although you can find cakes of the Virgin in the pastry shops of Granada throughout the year.
  3. Soplillos de la Alpujarra: sweet of Arab origin that is made with egg whites, sugar, almonds and lemon.
  4. Huevos moles de San Antón: egg-based sweet made by the nuns of the San Antón Convent.
  5. Zafra sponge cake: sweet made in the Zafra Convent.
  6. Puff pastry of San Jerónimo: typical puff pastry of the Monastery of San Jerónimo. Here they also make mustaches, bacon, syrups, preserves and marmalades.
  7. Pastela Nazarí: sweet made with puff pastry, almonds, cinnamon, partridge breasts, ham, brains, meat, tomato compote, pepper and honey. They make it in the Convent of the Incarnation.
  8. Huesos de Santo: a dessert made of marzipan that is eaten on the eve of All Saints’ Day. This dessert is also well known in other areas of Spain.
  9. Roscos de Montefrío: fried donuts in the pan and typical of this town
  10. Pestiños: typical Andalusian sweet that is consumed for Easter and that is also a typical sweet in Granada.
  11. Cazuela Mohina de Almuñecar: recipe of Arab origin based on bread / flour and almonds and typical of the Granada town of Almuñecar.

* There are many other typical sweets made by the nuns of the convents. You can see some of them in this link.

Other typical products of Granada

If you want to know what to eat in Granada in addition to traditional dishes and desserts, here are a few other typical Granada products:

  1. Jamón de Trevélez: ham from the Alpujarra town of Trevélez itself, at an altitude of 1,700 meters.
  2. Quisquillas de Motril: exquisite small and reddish prawns typical of the Motril coast. These are usually served cooked almost raw or grilled and with coarse salt. Besides being one of the most popular typical dishes of Granada, it is one of the most expensive.
  3. Roasted chestnuts: it is not that chestnuts are a typical product of Granada, but every year from October you begin to see the classic roasted chestnut stalls in the most central streets of the capital, being an event highly anticipated by the people of Granada . And it is that the unmistakable smell of these stalls predicts that the cold winter and Christmas are approaching.
  4. Saladillas: it is a bread dough cake covered with grains of coarse salt and baked. You will find saladillas in all the bakeries in Granada.
  5. Alfacar bread: it is the best known and most popular bread in the entire Granada capital and province, due to the quality of its ingredients and its recipe. Many bakeries claim to offer it, but these are the only bakeries that comply with the PGI (Protected Geographical Indication) of Alfacar bread.
  6. Fruits: to honor its name, in many Cármenes of the city you will find the pomegranate tree. Although in the area and in the markets it is also easy to find persimmons, acerolas, quinces, hackberry and rowanberry. On the other hand, in the area of ​​the tropical coast, there are crops of cherimoyas (with designation of origin), papayas, avocados, mangoes, guavas …

Grenadine tapas

It is not a dish in itself, but without a doubt, tapas are part of Granada’s gastronomy! And they are our proposal number 32 to the list of dishes, recipes and typical products of Granada.

Potato omelette, meat in sauce, hamburger, toast, montadito, rice, Russian salad, croquettes, fish fry, pizza, cold meat, crumbs … Order your drink and in the bars of Granada they will put your tapas for the same price 🙂

Tapas are applied in practically all the bars in the capital, but if you want to know the results are the most famous tapas areas in Granada, don’t miss this post.

In short, the gastronomy of Granada mixes the Arab roots with the rich Mediterranean diet, using fresh foods, many of them from the Vega de Granada and combining them to form simple and popular recipes.

Therefore, these are the main typical dishes of Granada, both capital and province. Although as in all places, each town or area may have other dishes, desserts or typical recipes. So if you know any other popular dish in Granada, don’t hesitate to leave us your suggestion below in the comments;)

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