Great cuisine, where thistles got their start, has a long history of prestige and embodiment of good health. Previously a by-product of the coveted green leaves, thistles have come to embody a fun, versitle side to green leafy vegetables. Whether thistles or chard, its commonly preparated in a breaded batter, and accompanied with ham as a tapas dish or as a starter.
Thistles are enjoyed throughout Spain, but are particularly appreciated in Aragon and Navarra. Here they are present in many stews and soups where ham is introduced as a special guest to enhance the flavour.
Aragón and Navarra