I’ll never turn down an invite for tapas. Who would?!
One of my favorite memories from studying abroad and traveling was tapas-ing with my friend Sarah in Barcelona. I fell in love with the “try a little bit of everything” concept and never fell out of love.
I’m the kind of gal who always craves everything on the menu and wants a bunch of different flavors at once, so tapas is my jam.
I’m lucky to live near NYC, where the tapas scene is pretty on point – I’m never disappointed.
What do I usually get? I try to stick to the healthier options, like a light seafood dish like some greens, spicy shrimp, a scoop of paella or a bit of manchego with ham. I try to steer clear of the croquetas (Fried cheese balls, basically), but it’s hard to turn down patatas bravas.
Patatas bravas are irresistibly crispy fried potatoes drizzled with bravas sauce – a spicy tomato sauce.
I mean, how good does that sound?!
It sounds good until your stomach cramps up from the fried food and you hate yourself – because, let’s be honest, you can’t just have one or two potatoes – you have to eat the whole plate! Or is that just me?
So, I decided to create my own version of patatas bravas by using the Inspiralizer on some potatoes and making a homemade, healthy bravas sauce!
The bravas sauce is easy to make – it’s basically a tomato sauce cooked with paprika and then pureed until smooth with some vinegar and hot sauce. It’s dreamy.
Of course, there’s a time and a place for fried food, but to be honest, I don’t miss the fried element with this recipe – it satisfies by patatas bravas craving!
Now, if only I could get my favorite tapas restaurants to start serving this spiralized version. Boqueria, you listening?
Nutritional Information & Recipe
Weight Watchers PointsPlus*: 6 points
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