Mediterranean Recipes

A big part of living on Mallorca is learning to cook local Mallorcan recipes, shopping at food markets or organic supermarkets and using fresh ingredients grown on the Balearic Islands. Traditional Spanish cooking is rooted in many healthy recipes that use fresh vegetables, Mediterranean fruit and local meats, washed down with good Spanish wine. In your luxury sea-front villa in Puerto Pollensa or Port Andratx, tuck into easy-to-make Spanish paella, the perfect Mediterranean dining experience. Learning to cook typical Spanish recipes is not hard, whether it is a tortilla de patatas, pan con tomate or croquettes, the simpler, the better. Palma de Mallorca is the heart of food on Mallorca, where international chefs are a great source of inspiration for when you are cooking Spanish recipes at home.

Flavours of the Mediterranean

Find the recipes of some of our favourite dishes that capture the essence of Mediterranean cooking – healthy, fresh, delicious and best enjoyed al fresco.

A perfect recipe for a festive al fresco

Feel inspired this Christmas season with these festive recipes that use traditional Mallorcan flavours – enjoy with family and friends!

Summer recipes for the perfect barbecue

Nothing says summer has arrived like the smell of barbecue wafting on the warm breeze. Check out these recipes and tips for hosting the perfect barbecue.

Grilled peach salad

Summer days are peachy with light, flavoursome dishes made with seasonal fruits and vegetables. This zingy salad never disappoints.

Feel good food

Food has the power to make us feel good, so sometimes it’s worthwhile to stop and think: “Am I eating what makes me happy?”.

Why we’re savouring sourdough

We’re seeing bakeries exclusively producing sourdough bread pop up all over the island. But what makes this bread so special (and delicious)?

Roast butternut squash salad recipe

Closely related to the pumpkin, the sweet and earthy flavours of the butternut squash are the epitome of autumn.

Asian slaw with fresh mango

This colourful side dish goes well with burgers, chicken and fish, brightening the table and adding flair at a summer barbecue.

Watermelon and Feta salad

A little playful presentation gives this super simple watermelon and feta salad the wow factor.

Strawberry Gazpacho

Bowls of strawberry gazpacho set onto al fresco tables always wins smiles. Delicate in colour and flavour, it’s easy to make, too.

Sea Bream Fillet on Seafood Rice

Taking a traditional paella as the base for this recipe, this seafood dish is made extra special with the addition of saffron alioli.

Avgolemono Soup Recipe

Lemon season on Mallorca means copious amounts of the yellow super fruit. Why not use them in this delicious Greek soup combining lemon juice, chicken and rice!

Pumpkin and butternut squash soup recipe

This easy to make pumpkin and butternut squash soup is one of my favourite autumn recipes, perfect to cosy up to when the evenings get darker.

Fig and goat’s cheese tart

Cheat with store-bought puff pastry and your guests will never know how quick and easy this Fig and Goat’s Cheese Tart was to prepare.

Homemade lemonade

6 lemons 250g sugar 1 litre water This is just one of several methods for making lemonade. I like it because it gets the most out of the lemon. You can also…

Traditional Easter Lamb Recipe

Lamb is the traditional meat served for Easter Sunday lunch. Follow this traditional Mallorcan recipe and wow your family!

Mallorcan Christmas soup recipe

Enjoy this festive recipe for mallorcan christmas soup, a warm and filling favourite on the island over the winter months.

A romantic picnic in a vineyard

Try out some of these delicious picnic recipes, inspired by the autumn season and best enjoyed surrounded by nature.

Couscous with pomegranate

Couscous is often best served simply, and in this recipe pomegranate seeds provide delicious pops of sour sweetness.

Tomato tartlet recipe

These savoury tartlets are filled with sautéed red pepper, paprika, tomatoes and basil, all encased in delicious shortcrust pastry. Try out our recipe!

Simple bean salad recipe

There’s no need to tinker with this classic bean salad, which combines white and red kidney beans with red onion, cucumber and mustard vinaigrette.

Cinnamon Rolls

You too could be sitting down this summer to the delicious brunch including Cinnamon Rolls enjoyed at Son Boronat. Here is Johnnie Kobbelgaard’s easy-to-follow recipe . . .

Whole grilled fish

I used dorado for this but many other fish would work well like this. Ask your fishmonger to scale and gut the fish. Pat the fish dry with kitchen towel. Carefully score…

Whole grilled corn

Place whole corn into some foil, Places little knobs of cold butter around and under the corn. Zest some lime over the top, a few chile flakes, some coriander leaves and salt…

Marinated Chicken skewers

Makes 12 3 chicken breasts cut into cubes 150g plain, natural yogurt Juice of 1 lemon 3 garlic cloves peeled and roughly chopped 1 teaspoon of cider vinegar Small handful of parsley…

Homemade barbecue sauce

2 cups of passata 1 tablespoon of tomato puree 1/2 cup of treacle/molasses 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar 1/4 cup of water 1 teaspoon of ground cumin 2 teaspoon of smoked…

The Perfect Burger

The most important thing is to use good quality meat. A lot of people like to mix different cuts of beef so it’s always worth talking to your butcher and asking what…

Watermelon smoothie

Just get a super fresh watermelon. Roughly chop to fit into a blender jug and blend until smooth. Pass through a sieve to give a nice smooth juice and add maybe 2…

Angel food cake

Full of lemony sweetness, this recipe for Angel Food Cake is made sublime with whipped kefir, pistachios and strawberries.

Chilled cucumber soup

A classic summer staple, this Chilled Cucumber Soup recipe is wonderfully refreshing for long, hot Mediterranean days in the sun.

Seared chicken with Romesco sauce

Serves 4 Ingredients: 4 chicken breasts 4 fresh corn on the cob 1 small onion chopped 1 cup of milk 2 cup of water 3 large tomato 2 red peppers cut in…

Tomato and mozzarella salad

Juicy Mediterranean tomatoes are the star of this crowd-pleasing salad packed with vibrant colour, flavour and nutrients.

Cod with cauliflower puree

Healthy and sophisticated, cod with cauliflower puree is easy to master and great to have in your Mediterranean recipe repertoire.

Make your Mojito

Watching a barman prepare a mojito is an experience tinged with frustration: you can’t wait for your cocktail but he seems to take forever to make it. So why are we so willing to wait for this light and refreshing drink made from rum, mint, lime, water and ice?

Pancakes With Blueberries

You too could be sitting down this summer to a delicious brunch with pancakes and blueberries enjoyed at Son Boronat. Here is Johnnie Kobbelgaard’s easy-to-follow recipe . . .

Chocolate Muffins

A simple recipe for Chocolate Muffins from Hotel Son Boronat in Calvia, Mallorca. Here are Johnnie Kobbelgaard’s easy-to-follow steps . . .

Coca Mallorcan Recipe

A traditional Mallorcan Coca is great to serve at a party or a picnic. Here is the simple recipe. Check out how it works.

Recipes for a Traditional Christmas Dinner

Gerhard Schwaiger of Michelin-star restaurant Tristán, in Puerto Portals, shares his recipes for three delicious dishes that are sure to impress your most discerning Christmas dinner guests.