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This classic salad from Madrid, known as Ensalada de San Isidro, is possibly the best-ever salad that hails from Spain. It´s got a ton of great textures & flavors, it´s super easy to make and all done in just 15 minutes.

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Now let me tell you, this is not your typical everyday salad. This is a salad with some serious history to it. As it´s named after the patron saint of Madrid, San Isidro. Which is celebrated every 15th of May.

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This salad is usually served at the center of the dinner table, next to some grilled fish and roasted potatoes. But you can also serve it as main course, next to a crunchy baguette and a cold Mahou beer from Madrid.

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TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: To make this salad I used romaine lettuce. Just because I love that extra crunch it gives to the salad. But you can use any lettuce you like. For the tuna I used tuna in olive oil, but you can also use tuna in water. Either way, make sure to drain the liquid so it doesn´t make the salad soggy.

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Key Ingredients & Cookware I used in this Recipe:
MY NONSTICK FRYING PAN
EXTRA VIRGIN SPANISH OLIVE OIL
SPANISH SEA SALT

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Ensalada de San Isidro Recipe

CourseSalad

CuisineSpanish

Prep Time 15 minutes

Servings 4

Calories 201 kcal

Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork

Ingredients

  • 2tbspextra virgin olive oil30 ml
  • 1/2tbspsherry vinegar8 ml
  • 1clovegarlic
  • 1tbspfresh parsley4 grams
  • 1headromaine lettuce
  • 1/2red onion
  • 8cherry tomatoes
  • 4ozcan tuna in olive oil112 grams
  • 1/4cupgreen pimento stuffed olives45 grams
  • 1/4cupblack pitted olives45 grams
  • 2hardboiled eggs
  • pinchsea salt
  • dashblack pepper

Instructions

  1. To make the dressing, add in 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil into a small bowl, along with 1/2 tbsp sherry vinegar, finely grate in 1 clove garlic and add in 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley, season with a kiss of sea salt & black pepper, whisk together and set aside

  2. Remove the leaves from a head of romaine lettuce, stack the leaves and tighly roll together, cut right down the middle horizontally and then into 1 inch (2.50 cm) pieces vertically, add the cut lettuce into a strainer and rinse under cold water, spin dry in a salad spinner (you can also use a dishcloth) and transfer the lettuce into a large serving dish

  3. Thinly slice 1/2 red onion and spread over the lettuce and cut 8 cherry tomatoes in half and spread over the lettuce

  4. Drain the can of tuna into a sieve, give the tuna a quick mix and add over salad, along with the green & black olives and hard boiled eggs cut in half vertically, season with sea salt & black pepper and pour the dressing over the salad, serve at once, enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Ensalada de San Isidro Recipe

Amount Per Serving

Calories 201Calories from Fat 126

% Daily Value*

Fat 14g22%

Saturated Fat 2g13%

Polyunsaturated Fat 2g

Monounsaturated Fat 8g

Cholesterol 105mg35%

Sodium 419mg18%

Potassium 596mg17%

Carbohydrates 9g3%

Fiber 4g17%

Sugar 4g4%

Protein 12g24%

Vitamin A 14084IU282%

Vitamin C 17mg21%

Calcium 87mg9%

Iron 3mg17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Tags: black olives, cherry tomatoes, eggs, ensalada de san isidro, extra virgin olive oil, garlic, gluten free, green olives, lettuce, madrid, onions, parsley, recipe, red onion, salad, sherry vinegar, tuna, vinaigrette

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8 Comments

  1. The Most LEGENDARY Salad from Spain | Ensalada de San Isidro Recipe (13)

    sally laRhette

    The Most LEGENDARY Salad from Spain | Ensalada de San Isidro Recipe (14)
    Great recipe! Do you know of a salad that is a lot of finely chopped ingredients that is a well know Spanish salad?

    Xp, Sally LaRhette

    10 . May . 2023

    • The Most LEGENDARY Salad from Spain | Ensalada de San Isidro Recipe (15)

      Spain on a Fork

      There are so many different salads in Spain, but I will try to cover as many as I can 🙂 Much love

      10 . May . 2023

  2. The Most LEGENDARY Salad from Spain | Ensalada de San Isidro Recipe (16)

    Vicki

    I will be trying this tomorrow. It sounds delicious.

    30 . Jul . 2022

    • The Most LEGENDARY Salad from Spain | Ensalada de San Isidro Recipe (17)

      Spain on a Fork

      Sounds great! Hope you enjoy 🙂 Much love

      30 . Jul . 2022

  3. The Most LEGENDARY Salad from Spain | Ensalada de San Isidro Recipe (18)

    marjanne

    The Most LEGENDARY Salad from Spain | Ensalada de San Isidro Recipe (19)
    Great combination of flavors, so delicious. We really enjoyed this.

    16 . May . 2022

    • The Most LEGENDARY Salad from Spain | Ensalada de San Isidro Recipe (20)

      Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that!!! Much love 🙂

      16 . May . 2022

  4. The Most LEGENDARY Salad from Spain | Ensalada de San Isidro Recipe (21)

    Ramya

    cant wait to make this soon for me can i use vegan tuna and skip lettuce and use spinach and kale instead as am not a big fan of lettuce i never had spanish ensalada de san isidro before perfect for my after office meals love your recipes as always brightens up my day everyday after work

    16 . May . 2022

    • The Most LEGENDARY Salad from Spain | Ensalada de San Isidro Recipe (22)

      Spain on a Fork

      Sounds great Ramya!!! Much love 🙂

      16 . May . 2022

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