What to eat

Fresh fruit and vegetables

In addition to the tropical fruits grown along Granada’s coastline, the province’s interior also produces excellent fruit and vegetables. The local Asparagus from Huétor Tájar, with its own Designation of Quality, are particularly good. They are grown in Huétor Tájar, Loja, Salar, Villanueva de Mesia, Moraleda de Zafayona and Íllora. They are used in omelettes, scrambled eggs, stews, casseroles or served simply ‘a la plancha’.

Green beans are a key ingredient in many dishes. In Atarfe they are added to omelettes, while in Churriana de la Vega they are dried. In Armilla aubergines and artichokes are served stuffed and the typical Papas a lo pobre are made with fried egg and peppers.

In ​​Guadix and El Marquesado fruits such as Torrecardela cherries and Fonelas and Purullena peaches are grown. In the Valle de Lecrín, oranges and lemons grow in abundance. Many healthy and delicious local dishes are made from these farm products such as the two most famous specialties from Moraleda de Zafayona; Ajo blanco con morcilla with Pisto de verano and Setas de Alhama de Granada.


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