On these hot days, you don't want to spend hours in the kitchen preparing elaborate dishes. That's why today we bring you a delicious cold skewer of salmon (or ham) and dried figs that you can prepare in just a few minutes.


They are a fresh, quick and healthy sweet and sour snack. Dried figs are high in fibre and antioxidants, making them a nutritious addition to this dish. Salmon is a good source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids. This easy appetizer can be prepared in minutes with just a few ingredients - give it a try!


Ingredients for two servings

2 slices of smoked salmon
  • 2 slices of Iberian Ham
  • 4 El Pajarero dried figs
  • 4 dices of Mango
  • 4 cubes of avocado
  • Ground black pepper to taste
  • Olive oil to taste




Remove the stalks from the El Pajarero dried figs and if they have flour, wash them.

Cut all the ingredients into cubes

Thread them onto wooden skewers, alternating them as you like. 

Once you have the skewers ready, place them on a plate or platter where they will fit comfortably.

Drizzle them with olive oil, turning them so that it soaks in well.

Grind some pepper on top

Let them rest in the fridge for about 15 minutes.

Serve well chilled.

If you prefer, you can add different sauces and sesame seeds, chopped peanuts or chia seeds. But you will see that they are also very good on their own.

Tip: when you thread the cubes onto the wooden skewer, play with the colours ;)


Ready to try them? As you can see, they are really easy to make. In a few minutes your dinner will be ready. 

It can be ideal for inviting friends over, you're sure to surprise them. With salads and very fresh drinks they look great.

We hope you enjoy them!


If you ask anyone about the minerals our bodies need, they will probably mention calcium, sodium and iron. But what about potassium? This essential mineral is another must-have that our bodies need to function properly. In this blog post, we'll take a closer look at it and discover some of its benefits. 


Potassium plays essential roles in the stability of the body's heart rhythm, nervous system and muscles. 


The good news is that it is found in many foods we eat every day. By consuming the right amount, your body will have all the potassium it needs to stay healthy.


Main functions of potassium

Potassium plays multiple roles in the body. Without potassium, our body would not be able to function as it should.

  • Helps regulate blood pressure
  • Stimulates nerve impulses
  • It is involved in the production of proteins
  • Helps eliminate organic waste
  • Helps process carbohydrates
  • Has a diuretic effect
  • Supports muscle function
  • Helps the permeability of membranes 
  • Contributes to nerve transmission
  • Aids in the transport of oxygen to the brain


Some of its benefits

Normal bodily functions depend on the tight regulation of potassium concentrations inside and outside cells. This has many benefits, some of them are:

  • A diet rich in potassium and calcium reduces blood pressure. High blood pressure can have many detrimental effects on the heart, blood vessels and kidneys.
  • It helps regulate the heartbeat. Potassium is essential for this function because it helps maintain electrical activity within cells, especially muscle cells. In fact, two-thirds of the body's total potassium supply is stored in the muscles.
  • Potassium aids muscle contraction by causing muscles to contract more forcefully than they would at rest when they are ready for action - think of muscles contracting during exercise, but with much greater force than they would under normal circumstances.
  • As potassium is a mineral that behaves as an electrolyte, if you play sport or are exposed to rigorous exercise, it is normal to lose fluids and electrolytes after prolonged exertion. Therefore, in addition to consuming potassium, it is essential to drink water to recover and prevent muscle cramps.
  • Potassium is important for maintaining healthy bones. It aids protein synthesis and helps maintain a healthy pH balance in the body. Potassium also helps build the minerals that make up bones.
  • Potassium is an essential nutrient that helps fight fatigue. Low levels of potassium can lead to a feeling of tiredness and lethargy, so it is important to make sure you get enough of this essential nutrient each day.


What foods contain the most potassium?

Some foods rich in potassium include:

  • Broccoli, spinach, cabbage and other green leafy vegetables
  • Dried figs, nuts and others dried fruit
  • Grapes, fresh figs and blackberries
  • Carrots and potatoes
  • Bananas and plantains
  • Whole grains
  • Lentils and pulses
  • Oranges and other citrus fruits
  • Milk and its derivatives
  • Red meat and poultry
  • Fish such as salmon, cod and sardines. etc.


In the second part of this article we will tell you how much potassium you should consume per day, which are the main foods that contain the most and how much potassium they provide. In the meantime, we will tell you more on our social networks:

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