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Glossary of Spanish Food Words

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Word or Term Definition
lado side
lampuga dolphin
lata tin, can
latifundio large country estate
laurel bayleaf
lavar wash
leche milk
leche cuajada junket
lechoso milky
lechuga lettuce
lentamente gradually
lentejas lentils
levadura (en polvo) baking powder
liebre hare
ligado thickened, bound with cream, egg yolk, or butter
lima lime
limpiar con agua rinse
limpiar con un paño wipe
lomo loin, usually pork
lomo embuchado pork loin marinated in vinegar, pimentón and other spices
longaniza/llonganissa (Cat.) a thin sausage from Cataluña

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