Spring has finally arrived! With it comes longer days and a growing craving for sunny midday outings accompanied by a good appetizer, late afternoon walks, or weekends of barbecues with family and friends. Spring recipes are filled with seasonal vegetables and fruits. We leave behind the hearty winter dishes to introduce lighter and fresher ingredients that are not only healthy but also incredibly delicious.
Enrique Tomás also loves spring for everything it represents and because we can enhance the use of our rich delicacy, serrano ham or iberian ham, in fresher and more attractive dishes by combining it with new ingredients: peas, eggplants, avocados, melon, artichokes, and more. We offer you some ideas, and then it will depend on your preferences.
Here are 8 spring recipes with ham that will leave you licking your fingers: from the classics to the more original ones. Keep reading!
Classic Spring Recipes
Peas with Ham
Looking to cook a simple and delicious dish during spring? This recipe for fresh peas with ham will give you great results. It's an easy dish to which you can add your personal and creative touch. We choose to use iberian ham cubes and chopped garlic to enhance the peas with an intense and pleasant flavor.
- Step-by-step recipe for peas with ham.
Artichokes with Ham
When spring begins, it's the perfect time to take advantage of artichokes while they are still in season (at least until mid-April). This ingredient with its unique and distinct flavor conquers our palate. Combining artichokes with other vegetables and healthy foods, as well as protein-rich foods, is ideal. In this recipe, we've chosen onion, garlic, and ham as companions.
Without a doubt, artichokes with ham are one of the classic dishes of our cuisine and also meet the requirements of a healthy recipe.
- We'll show you how to make them step by step.
Vegetable Medley with Ham
Another option is the classic vegetable medley made with seasonal vegetables. We've chosen cauliflower, an important source of fiber, vitamin C, and minerals like potassium and phosphorus. Also, artichokes, a diuretic and antioxidant food that should be enjoyed when it's in season. Green beans are also part of this medley, a vegetable rich in vitamins and minerals, along with onion, which adds great flavor and completes the dish.
Finally, iberian ham, besides being a source of flavor and uniqueness, also contributes to improving the nutritional properties of the recipe with its contribution of heart-healthy fats and high protein content.
- Follow the step-by-step guide to prepare this delicious seasonal vegetable medley with ham.
Vegetable Medley with Ham
Broccoli Omelette with Ham
Broccoli is also one of the vegetables in season during the months of April, May, and June. In this case, we're going to cook it in an omelette, a classic dish in Spanish cuisine. We combine egg whites, broccoli, and ham shavings. The result: a light and healthy meal or dinner that you'll become addicted to once you try it. Plus, it's easy to make, ready in less than 20 minutes.
- Recipe for broccoli omelette with ham shavings.
Broad Beans with Iberian Ham
In spring, broad beans are in season. They belong to the legume family and pair perfectly with ham. We recommend using Iberian Ham, as it's a bit juicier and prevents the broad beans from becoming dry. Nonetheless, you can also achieve good results with serrano ham.The steps are simple: Boil the broad beans for about 25 minutes, drain and set them aside. Meanwhile, in a pan with olive oil, fry the peeled and chopped onion. When it's golden, add the ham. Mix everything and let it cook for a few minutes so that the ham releases its fat. Add the broad beans, a little salt, and mix again. Let it simmer for 5 minutes so that the beans absorb the flavor of the mixture and enjoy!
Original Spring Recipes
Iberian Ham Uramaki
Surprise your friends or family at the next spring celebration with some Iberian ham uramaki rolls. A fusion dish between Japanese and Spanish cuisines.
If you're also into the sushi trend, you should try making it yourself. These Iberian ham uramaki rolls are easy to prepare: add a thin slice of Iberian ham on top of the rice roll (seasoned with vinegar, salt, and sugar), and before cutting into pieces, you can add your preferred ingredients inside. In this case, we choose avocado, an exotic and fleshy fruit also in season during spring.
We can present this recipe with ginger, wasabi, and olive oil, highlighting the fusion between Japanese and Mediterranean cuisines.
- Step-by-step guide to prepare these delicious Iberian ham uramaki rolls.
Iberian Ham Uramaki
Iberian Ham Tartar
One of the latest gastronomic trends is tartar. We can call any dish, whether it's made with meat or fish, "tartar" when it's served raw and finely chopped or diced. It's usually accompanied by an egg yolk (in the case of steak tartar) or a variety of condiments, such as cucumber, capers, onion, and mustard.
In this case, we're going to provide you with a different, innovative, and original idea: Iberian ham tartar. If you want to prepare a unique dish that will surprise your guests and is fresh and light for spring, this recipe is ideal.
Eggplant Roll with Ham, Tomato, and Cheese
The eggplant roll with serrano ham, tomato, and cheese is one of the simplest and healthiest spring recipes, easy to incorporate into any meal or dinner and always delivering great results. In this dish, we use eggplant as the wrap and place tomato, cheese, and ham inside. This combination of ingredients brings freshness and naturalness without giving up the rich flavor of Gran Reserva serrano ham.
- Learn how to cook this eggplant roll with serrano ham!
Eggplant Roll with Serrano Ham