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Recipe: Spanish Bocadillos

by Jessie Beyer - Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Bocadillos  or typical Spanish sandwiches are made on a long, tubular barra de pan (think baguette). The sandwich is usually made of some combination of cured ham, cheese, tomato, tuna, fried squid or any other combination. The key is simplicity.

Now that spring is officially here and it’s time to start getting out on long rides, bocadillos are a great lunch to pack if you’re heading out for an afternoon and want to break for lunch along the way. Maybe even swing by your local farmers market and see what’s on offer to create your own twist on a Spanish sandwich. Here are a few typical bocadillos to get your imagination turning.

Traditional Jamón Manchego Cheese Bocadillo:

1. Slice baguette lengthwise.(Fresh bread from the farmers market is a great option!)

2. Drizzle olive oil over interior of baguette.

3. Arrange thin slices of jamón on bottom half of baguette, followed by thin slices of Manchego cheese

4. Enjoy!

Get creative with any of these Bocadillo recipes:

Tuna, Peppers and Leeks

Cheese, Anchovies and Peppers

Bocadillo El Camino: Spanish Omelet Sandwich


Jessie Beyer - Originally from the suburbs of Washington, D.C., Jessie headed west for college and never looked back. She earned a Journalism and Technical Communications degree from Colorado State University, and has since worked in a variety of industries including radio, sustainability, and wine tourism. Jessie combines her passion for travel, cycling, and storytelling to help people understand the unique power of exploring the world from the seat of a bike. A self-proclaimed travel junkie, Jessie has found herself on many extended adventures. She spent 2015 exploring many corners of the world including tramping through New Zealand's mountains, cycling through Europe, and hitching a boat ride down the Mekong river from Laos into Thailand. At home in Colorado you'll likely find her singing her way up mountain trails, talking to strangers, and seeking restaurants with patios and Spanish wines.

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