Marinated Mussels with Peppers Recipe - Mejillones Escabechados con Guindillas
Cooked mussels are marinated in white wine, vinegar, onions, carrots, garlic and peppercorns. It is an easy dish to make ahead. It can be served as an appetizer, or a first course in summer.
Spanish Seafood Salad Recipe Jose's Version - Salpicon de Marisco de Jose
Chilled shrimp, mussels and crab mixed with fresh pepper, onions, corn and olives are dressed with olive oil and vinegar. They make a refreshing first course during the summer, or an appetizer or light dinner. This version from our friend, Chef Jose, has a special ingredient that adds a unique touch.
Green Salad with Manchego Cheese and Walnuts Recipe
This simple salad recipe is a bit unusual. It includes sun-dried tomatoes, walnuts and Manchego cheese and is dressed with oil and rice wine vinegar.
Mixed Green Salad - Ensalada Mixta
This mixed salad is usually includes a mix of ingredients that Americans find surprising, such as olives, tuna and white asparagus, as well as tomatoes and onions. Easy to prepare, it is as tasty as it is attractive. Try it at your next dinner gathering!
Ensalada Verde - Green Salad
Simple and refreshing, a basic green salad dressed with extra virgin olive oil and red wine vinegar is all you need to complete most Spanish meals.
Espárragos Blancos en Aceite y Vinagre - White Asparagus in Oil and Vinegar
White asparagus is very delicate in texture and flavor. Try this easy recipe and find out why Spaniards cannot resist this delicacy!
Ensalada Tropical – Spanish Tropical Salad
Ensalada tropical is a refreshing and flavorful alternative to green salads in the summer. The mix of tropical fruit, soft cheese and fish is unusual and gives a unique flavor to the dish.
Murcian Salad Recipe - Ensalada Murciana
This salad is a regional dish from Murcia, in eastern Spain. Simple and refreshing, the preparation time is about 10 minutes, plus the time it takes to boil an egg! The combination of tomatoes, roasted peppers, olives or capers, boiled egg and fresh onion is delightful.
Tomato Salad Recipe - Ensalada de Tomate
A fresh and refreshing salad for the summer, Spanish tomato salad is simple to make. Toss sliced tomatoes, green pepper and onions on a platter and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and vinegar. Sprinkle with salt and you have a delicious salad. If you want to spice it up, chop a bit of fresh basil and or oregano and sprinkle over the top.
Top Spanish Summer Salads
From crispy green lettuce to fresh fruit and creamy potato salad, Spaniards enjoy a wide variety of salads in the summertime. We've put together our list of the "top" salads for hot weather. ¡Buen Provecho!
Ensalada de Naranja y Aguacate - Spanish Orange and Avocado Salad
This salad is easy to prepare, colorful and delicious. Brightly-colored sweet oranges, creamy green avocados, red onions and black olives make a fiesta on your plate. Because of the citric acid in the oranges, it is a good palate cleanser, too. So, you instead of serving it before the main course, you might try serving it at the end of a dinner, as dessert or just before dessert.
Ensalada de Endibias con Frutas - Endive Salad with Fruit
This salad utilizes ingredients that are all in season during the winter in Spain. Belgian endives are a winter vegetable that make a great winter salad, combined with a light yogurt-based salad dressing. Top the leaves with oranges, dates and pomegranate seeds and you'll be looking for a second helping.
Ensalada de Endibia con Vinagreta - Endives in Tomato Vinaigrette
Belgian endives with a tomato vinaigrette makes a lovely start to a meal. Endives are a winter vegetable with a delicate, but slightly bitter taste. Adding a light vinaigrette makes a colorful and fresh salad.
This salad is not only eye-catching, but is great-tasting. The ruby red pomegranate seeds combine with the green lettuce and the yellow and green avocado, not to mention the pink shrimp. All the ingredients are grown in the Mediterranean and are in season in the Fall, making it a great choice for holiday dining.
Pomegranates or “granadas” in Spanish are an ancient fruit, used before the Roman times. In fact, the city of "Granada" is named after the pomegrate! This salad contains typical Mediterranean ingredients, including basil, garbanzo beans and cucumbers. It is a colorful, festive salad that is great for any Fall celebration, including Thanksgiving.
Ensalada de Pepino - Cucumber Salad
Spanish style Cucumber Salad is a perfect dish for a warm day. It is light, tasty and refreshing. If you need to prepare something at the last minute, this salad is great, since it is easy to prepare!
Ensaladilla Rusa - Spanish Potato Salad
Spanish potato salad is different than the typical American version, including its name - "ensaladilla rusa" or Russian Salad. Tuna, roasted pepper, cooked carrots, peas and hard boiled egg are part of the mix. It's a great variation to try the next time you have a BBQ.
Murcian Salad with Crushed Tomatoes Recipe - Ensalada Murciana
The Murcian salad is originally from the province of Murcia, situated on the Mediterranean coast of Spain, where the summers can be quite hot. It is a quick and simple salad that can be very refreshing. This version uses crushed tomatoes instead of fresh tomatoes and adds a salty touch with pickles.
Bean Salad Vinaigrette Recipe - Ensalada de Alubias en Vinagreta
This bean salad vinaigrette recipe is a good choice for a summer side dish. It is easy to make and takes about 15 minutes, including boiling the eggs! Make this bean salad vinaigrette the next time you need to bring a dish to a BBQ or potluck.
Spanish Country-Style Salad Recipe - Ensalada Campestre
"Ensalada Campestre" is a typical salad in Spain, served as a first course. It is a nutritious and flavorful salad that combines sweet peppers, onions, potatoes, sardines or tuna and olives. This is quick and easy recipe, which is economical, too. It's the perfect salad for summer dinners or as a main course at lunch.
Spanish White Bean & Feta Salad Recipe
Beans are a staple in Spain and served as the primary ingredient in this quick and easy Spanish salad, full of typical Mediterranean ingredients. Cucumber, red pepper, onion, garlic, olives and goat cheese combine with the beans and oil and vinegar dressing to create a zesty salad treat for summer meals.
Spanish Rice-Stuffed Tomatoes Recipe
Spanish Stuffed Tomatoes with Rice makes a refreshing and tasty first course during warm weather. The ingredients in this recipe are probably in your pantry and the preparation is a snap. Tomatoes are stuffed with a rice salad that includes miniature corn, red pepper and diced pickles.
Spanish Modern Mixed Salad with Fruit Recipe - Ensalada Mixta Moderna con Fruta
Traditional Spanish ensalada mixta has ingredients from around the Mediterranean, including vegetables, tuna, olives and eggs. Our "modern" version of the Spanish mixed green salad is fresh-tasting and combines apples, oranges and avocado into the mix. The result is a refreshing salad, perfect for spring and summer meals, and for cleansing the palette.
Simple Spanish Salad Recipe - Ensalada Sencilla
This salad is very commonly eaten in Spain during the summer. Similar to the ensalada mixta, it has fewer ingredients, is a snap to make and is very attractive - not to mention tasty and refreshing.
Spanish Cucumber Recipes
Looking for cucumber recipes, or in Spanish "pepino" recipes? The Spanish use fresh cucumbers in salads and cold summer soups. From gazpacho to Spanish Cucumber Salad, there's a recipe for every palate.
Mallorcan Orange Salad Recipe - Ensalada de Taronja
"Ensalada de taronja" in the Mallorquin language, or "orange salad" is a traditional recipe from the Mediterranean island of Mallorca. Enjoy this easy-to-prepare salad as a starter course, as a palate cleanser or a light dessert at the end of a big Spanish meal.
Mediterranean Chicken Salad Recipe
Fresh green salads with vegetables are refreshing and a big part of summer menus. Why not add some classic Mediterranean ingredients like roasted red pepper and a sprinkling of olives and feta cheese with boneless chicken to make a main course? This salad is quick and simple to prepare and doesn't heat up the kitchen.
Spanish Tuna-Stuffed Cucumber Recipe - Barquitas de Pepipino y Atun
Cucumbers appear often in Spanish recipes, especially in salads and cold soups. This light Spanish alternative to salad is quick and easy to prepare, and tasty, too. Hollow out cucumbers and stuff with a tuna mixture and top with boiled egg and anchovy. Use this recipe in winter when fewer fresh vegetables appear in markets, or in the summer...
Fruit Salad with Basil & Cheese Recipe - Ensalada de Fruta, Albahaca y Queso
This fruit salad is not a traditional Spanish salad with lettuce, vegetables, oil and wine vinegar, but instead includes lots of fresh fruit, fresh cheese, basil and slightly sweet balsamic vinegar. The combination makes it a nice accompaniment to a summer dinner of grilled meat.
Chicken-Stuffed Avocado Recipe - Aguacate Relleno de Pollo
Spanish paprika and black pepper spice up the chicken salad, which is stuffed into fresh avocado halves. Serve as a salad or light lunch.
Easy Roasted Pepper Salad Recipe - Ensalada de Pimientos
Red, yellow and green peppers make a colorful addition to your table. Easy to prepare - bake, peel, slice and dress with olive oil and vinegar. Perfect make ahead recipe - roast peppers and freeze for later.
White Bean Salad Recipe - Empedrado de Alubias
White beans, tomatoes, onions, peppers, boiled egg and tuna combine for a refreshing summer salad from the Mediterranean.
Easy Spanish Salmorejo Salad Recipe - Pastel de Salmorejo Cordobes
Easy "Pastel de Salmorejo" is made from the cold, Spanish, tomato soup called "salmorejo." Add a bit of gelatine and chill. Make in a jello mold for a side salad.
Easy Spanish Potatoes with Dressing - Patatas Alinadas
Cold potato salad from southern Spain, made with onions, parsley, and eggs. It is dressed simply with olive oil and sherry vinegar.