Argentinean Picada

Argentina, South America and Spain

Preparation info
  • The following ingredients serve


    people, with bread, as a snack.
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Lavender & Lovage: A Culinary Notebook of Memories & Recipes From Home & Abroad

By Karen Burns-Booth

Published 2019

  • About

Picada is an Argentinean tradition, where a large selection of food is beautifully arranged on a large platter so people can “pick” at what is on offer. Indeed, the verb “picar” in Spanish means “to nibble, bite or peck at something” (as well as numerous other non-food related terms), and it seems feasible that’s where the name of this dish obviously originates from. It’s usually set out as a prelude to a larger meal, although it is often served late at night as a supper or snack for groups