24th Sep 2023 @ 11:55 am

Living on local produce has been a strong trend in food for years, giving rise to “locavores” and the Km 0 movement. Here’s our list of the top 10 Lanzarote products and a menu for the day made entirely from local produce.

A locally sourced diet is about as healthy as can be imagined, but it also means giving up some of the food and drink you rely most on.


1. Sweet potatoes: Lanzarote’s are the best in the world.

2. Goat’s cheese: From mild, sweet queso fresco to matured older cheese, this is another star product. See the link at the bottom of the page to learn about how Lanzarote’s goats cheese is made.

3. Organic honey: Sourced from local producers, Lanzarote honey is unique and very tasty.

4. Tuna: Firm, meaty tuna steaks are one of Lanzarote’s summer highlights.

5. Wine: Sunshine in a glass, local wine is the stuff of life and celebration.

6. Tomatoes: You’ll travel a long way before you find such flavoursome toms.

7. Onions: Sweet local onions are often overlooked, but never bettered.

8. Pork: The Canarian black pig is highly valued on the islands.

9. Lentils: Lanzarote lentils are popular and sold widely throughout Spain.

10. Watermelons: Coral red and deep green, these are as good as melons get.


Here’s a typical day’s meals, entirely made from products from Lanzarote.


  • Fresh goats’ cheese with strawberries, 2 boiled eggs, fresh melon and peach juice.


  • Gazpacho made from locally grown tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and garlic.
  • Grilled dorada with lemon juice, fresh thyme, with papas arrugadas.
  • Fresh figs.


  • Green salad of rocket, parslet and lamb’s lettuce.
  • Lentil stew made from local lentils, pork ribs, onions, carrots and potatoes.
  • Grapes with semi-curado cheese.


How Lanzarote’s goats cheese is made

How to make Gazpacho (cold Spanish soup)

How to make Lentejas (Spanish lentil stew)

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