This small bite, snack or pincho (pintxo in Basque) was originated in the Basque city of Bilbao. It was created during the Spanish Civil War, in times of famine. That is why the ingredients that were used to create this simple but delicious snack are simple and easily found in most countries.
‘Grillo’ is the Spanish word for cricket. And it is said that this name was given because it sounds like a cricket when someone eats this snack.
Another version of this bite with olives
There is a version of this bite supported by many restaurants and chefs in Bilbao that involves adding, in addition to all the ingredients described in this recipe, an olive. To prepare it, simply put an olive before placing the rest of the ingredients on the toothpick. That is, before placing the lettuce.