We all know tiger nut Horchata is a refreshing drink. And that you can use it for more than drinking. But had you ever thought of making this an ingredient in your everyday meals? Today we bring you a recipe that uses new Light Tiger Nut Drink as the main ingredient of the dough for some delicious “empanadillas”, or Spanish pasties.

Horchata pasties are a highly original recipe to try adding to your meals. The dough is made from Light Tiger Nut Drink, but also lemon and orange juice. You can also use tiger nut flour as an alternative to wheat flour that’s suitable for coeliacs.

The filling of the pasties is a chance for you to get creative and experiment: you can use tuna, peppers, fried vegetables or anything – you can fill them with all the things you like most!


  • 375 ml Light Tiger Nut Drink
  • 250 ml orange juice
  • 250 ml sunflower oil
  • 15 ml lemon juice
  • Wheat or tiger nut flour (as much as the dough can take)
  • Salt

Step by step

  1. Mix the Light Tiger Nut drink, the orange juice, the lemon juice and the sunflower oil together in a recipient. Add the salt.
  2. Gradually stir in the flour with a whisk. Mix to an even but elastic dough with no lumps that does not stick to your fingers.
  3. Roll the dough into a ball and leave it to stand in a covered recipient for 30 minutes (meanwhile you can prepare the filling of your choice).
  4. Make little balls, giving the pasties the shape you want and filling them with the ingredients you have chosen.
  5. Bake the pasties at 170ºC.

*The idea for Horchata pasties comes from “Cocinando en un rincón del mundo” (Cooking in a Corner of the World).