Other than a load of bread, if there is something that can be found in every Spanish meal, that is a Spanish mixed green salad, or how they prefer to call it, “Ensalada Mixta”. No matter if you go to a restaurant or if you are eating at home, sharing a big plate of green mixed salad on the center of the table, with all the family or friends, is more than common in Spain.
This plate is known to be the polyvalent dish as it can be cooked either for lunch or for dinner. It´s main purpose is to make something quick and healthy when you don´t have much time to cook. Plus, the results are very tasty!
Today we will be telling you the recipe and all you need to know about the classic Spanish mixed green salad:
The best Spanish mixed green salad doesn´t exist!
Probably many of you wonder which is the best combination of all, and before you cook your salad, we have to let you know that none of them is considered the best one as it really depends on your taste. The “ensalada mixta” is cooked in a very different way in each Spanish family.
We recommend you cooking them many times until you find out which one is your favorite.
Oh, and don´t worry if you don´t have an ingredient, or if you want to add something else to it, just keep the essence of making a fresh salad with some of those foods. If you don´t forget the olive oil and the salt, you will be good to go.
Enjoy the classic ensalada mixta!
That´s it! That´s all you need to know about the famous Spanish mixed green salad. As you have seen is probably the easiest spanish food to make and literally takes less than 10 minutes.
We really recommend you making it for the summer as eating those fresh foods will make you feel very good during the hot days of July and August.
Hope you have enjoyed reading our recipe of one of the most important salads in Spain, and if you have any other question or suggestion, please let us know!