Spicy, hot, salty and delicious! An easy and colorful summer tapas dish. These Banderillas will go well with any other tapas dish that you serve. There is no recipe other than a collection of hot and savory bites like olives, peppers, cocktail onions, even anchovies, if you take a chance!

Banderillas, Small Bites on a Stick

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Course: Small Bites
Cuisine: Spanish
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Degree of Difficulty : Easy
Servings: 4 people
Tip : Allow 1-2 skewers per person, so if for 4, then make 6 or 7 skewers.


  • 1 jar gherkin or cornichons
  • 1 jar cocktail onions
  • 1 jar green olives stuffed with pimento blue cheese or anchovies
  • 1 can anchovies rolled and stuffed with a caper
  • 1 jar artichoke hearts packed in oil
  • 1 jar pickled sweet banana pepper chunks or pepperoncini


Gather all ingredients before starting recipe.

  • You will not need all the ingredients. Select 3-4 different ingredients to slide onto a sandwich pick. Pick items that you think will go together. Count on 1-2 picks per person. Lay on a platter and serve.

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