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Spanish Modern Mixed Salad with Fruit Recipe - Ensalada Mixta Moderna con Fruta


Modern Spanish Mixed Salad - Ensalada Mixta Moderna

Modern Spanish Mixed Salad - Ensalada Mixta Moderna

Lisa Sierra (c) 2011 Licensed to About.com Inc.
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.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 6 Servings


  • 1 large head romaine lettuce
  • 1-2 red apples, sliced
  • 2 oranges, peeled
  • 1 avocado, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 white onion, thinly sliced in rings
  • 8 oz canned red beets, drained
  • Red Wine or Sherry Vinegar
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt to Taste
  • Optional:
  • 1 15 oz can artichoke hearts, drained
  • black olives, pitted and drained
  • 1-2 hard boiled eggs, sliced


Cut the lettuce head in half. Rinse the lettuce under cold water and allow to drain. While lettuce is draining, cut the apples and oranges. Peel and slice onions and avocado. Drain beets.

Break up the lettuce into small pieces for a salad. Make a bed of lettuce on a large platter. On top of the bed of lettuce, sprinkle the other ingredients.

Dress with oil and vinegar and salt to taste.

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