Spanish Easter Brunch Menu

The Best of Spanish Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast and lunch unite to make a wonderful variety of dishes in brunch. Isn’t that why everyone enjoys it?! Our Spanish Easter Brunch menu is exactly that – a variety of the best breakfast dishes like a Spanish omelet and fresh squeezed orange juice to lunch dishes like soup, fresh seasonal vegetables, Spring lamb or rabbit with rice and green salad. Finish off your Spanish Easter meal with a tort of almond custard filling wrapped in puff pastry, along with a glass of bubbly Spanish “cava.”...MORE It's not necessary to prepare ALL of the dishes listed. We included several options for you to choose for some menu items.
  • 01 of 09
    Spanish Mixed Green Salad - Ensalada Mixta (c)
    Spanish Mixed Green Salad - Ensalada Mixta. (c) 2007 L. Sierra Licensed to
    In Spain, a green salad is almost always on the table at mealtime. When dining out at a restaurant or perhaps preparing a special meal at home, an ensalada mixta, a colorful, mixed green salad is served on a large platter. This salad includes a mix of ingredients that Americans may find surprising, such as olives, tuna and white asparagus, as well as tomatoes and onions.
  • 02 of 09
    Tortilla Espanola/Tortilla de Patata Ready to Serve (c)
    Tortilla Espanola/Tortilla de Patata Ready to Serve. Lisa Sierra (c) 2008 Licensed to
    Tortilla Espanola or Spanish Omelet is the most commonly served dish in Spain. It is also called Tortilla de Patata or Potato Omelet. Fried potatoes and onions are combined with beaten eggs in a frying pan. It is popular with tourists and Spaniards alike, and a perfect food for a brunch.
  • 03 of 09
    Asparagus Spears
    Asparagus Spears. (c) 2007 L. Sierra Licensed to
    Asparagus is a great side dish for any Spanish menu, especially in spring when the asparagus harvest is at its peak. This asparagus with "alioli" (Spanish garlic mayonnaise) recipe uses fresh green asparagus, rather than canned and serves 4-6. If you prefer not to include mayonnaise, serve the asparagus with Spanish romesco sauce instead!
  • 04 of 09
    Arab-Style Lamb - Cordero Moruno (c)
    Arab-Style Lamb - Cordero Moruno. Lisa Sierra (c) 2008 Licensed to

    Moorish recipes, like this tender lamb dish is very flavorful, with a surprising combination of ingredients - lamb, garlic, onions, almonds and raisins. Serve with white rice.

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  • 05 of 09
    Conejo al Salmorejo - Spanish Rabbit Salmorejo (c)
    Conejo al Salmorejo - Spanish Rabbit Salmorejo. Lisa Sierra (c) 2009 Licensed to
    This rabbit in salmorejo sauce is a typical dish from the Canary Islands. The rabbit is first marinated in wine, vinegar, garlic and spices, then fried in olive oil. The sauce is heated and the rabbit is simmered in the sauce until tender. Serve with white rice.
  • 06 of 09
    Basque Cake - Pastel Vasco
    Basque Cake - Pastel Vasco. Lisa Sierra (c) 2012 Licensed to Inc.
    The Basque Cake, pastel vasco in Spanish or gâteau basque in French is a traditional cake or pie, with a rich cookie-like crust and a rich pastry cream filling. This version the filling is flavored with rum-soaked raisins. Perfect to enjoy with a cup of hot coffee.
  • 07 of 09

    Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice

    Fresh Orange Juice
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    Accompany your Easter Brunch menu with fresh squeezed juice because nothing tastes better! If you can't squeeze your own, pick up a container from your local grocer
  • 08 of 09
    Espresso Maker - La Cafetera (c)
    Espresso Maker - La Cafetera. (c) 2007 L. Sierra Licensed to
    If you'd like to prepare café con leche like a Spaniard, here are suggestions for a good cup of café.
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  • 09 of 09
    Spanish Cava, Segura Viudas
    Spanish Cava, Segura Viudas. (c) 2007 Lisa Sierra Licensed to
    Spain produces many fine sparkling wines, called cava after the cellars in which the wine is produced. These wines are made in the “méthode champenoise” or “Champagne method,” which is the same method that is used to make Champagne. So, before you run out and buy wine for your meal, be sure to find out more about Spanish sparkling "cava."