Castilla-La Mancha


A medley of sautéed local veggies bathed in a saucy tomato gravy

Often found as a filling in empanadas, pisto is actually a dish onto itself. Similar to the French ratataouille, the Spanish take is made from a mix of sautéed local veggies bathed in a juicy tomato gravy. Typical in the region of Castilla la Mancha, you may also see pisto by another name pisto Manchego. When ordered as a stand-alone dish, you will find this traditional vegetable medley served with grilled bread and topped with a fresh fried egg. Although usually considered a starter, pisto is rich and filling and would make a great meal for any vegetarian visiting Spain. If you are vegan, just ask for them to hold the egg.