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Soup & Salads

Healthy Mediterranean cuisine meets its zenith in the salads and soups of sunny Spain -- seafood, fresh fruits and vegetables garnished with cheese, peppers, herbs and spices; soups brimming with natural flavor, whether hot or chilled. Buen Provecho!

31 recipes in this category

1.  Ajoblanco with Grapes (Ajoblanco con Uvas)
A cold and savory almond soup, garnished with muscatel grapes.

2.  Andalusian Gazpacho (Gazpacho Andaluz)
The classic gazpacho liquid salad, served chilled with a variety of garnishes.

3.  Boquerones with Pear and ldiazábal Cheese Shavings (Boquerones con Pera y Láminas de Queso Idiazabal)
A salad of fresh pears, boquerones, and shaved Idiazábal cheese.

4.  Castilian Garlic Soup (Sopa de Ajo Castellana)
A fried-bread version of the classic Garlic soup that was often eaten early on winter mornings before going out into the bitter cold.

5.  Castilian Garlic Soup Version 2 (Sopa de Ajo Castallana Version 2)
A simple version of the garlic soup that is a Spanish staple and a restaurant favorite.

6.  Chickpeas with Pepper Salad Picada (Ensalada de Garbanzos y Pimientos Rojos)
A chickpea salad dish featuring a red pepper, almond and hazelnut picada.

7.  Cold Calanda Peach Soup (Crema de Melocotón de Calanda)
Sweet Calanda peaches marry savory seasonings in this cold soup, garnished with peach slices and ham.

8.  Gazpacho — Homemade from Jerez de la Frontera (Gazpacho Jerezano)
The chilled soup of Andalucia, known as the liquid salad.

9.  Green Gazpacho from La Axarquía Málaga (Gazpacho Verde de la Axarquía Málaga)
This Andalusian green gazpacho made with copius mixed herbs should be eaten immediately after it is made.

10.  Hazelnut Cream Soup (Sopa de Avellanas)
A smooth and savory hazelnut cream soup that would make a light starter course for a meal.

11.  Lettuces Stuffed with Belly of Tuna, Anchovies and Piquillo Peppers (Lechuga Rellena con Bonito, Anchoas y Pimientos del Piquillo)
Classic Spanish flavors of ventresca, anchovy and piquillo fill these lettuce cups.

12.  Mediterranean Salad (Ensalada Mediterránea)
A classic salad entree of beans, tuna and chopped vegetables served simply dressed and garnished with parsley.

13.  Monkfish and Zucchini Salad (Rape y Ensalada de Calabacín)
A warm main dish salad made with monkfish, scallops and herb cooked zucchini.

15.  Mussel, Pomegranate, and Flaxseed Salad (Ensalada de Mejillón, Granadas y Semillas de Lino)
Salad of fresh mussels, greens, pomegranate and flax seeds.

17.  Pipirrana of Avocado with Flakes of Cod en Confit (Pipirrana de Aguacate con Bacalao Desmigado Confitado)
A fresh salad of avocado and other vegetables, topped with flaked cod and a honey vinegar dressing.

18.  Potato Salad (Ensaladilla)
A wonderful Spanish potato salad for main course or side dish.

19.  Reddened Monkfish Salad (Ensalada de Rape Rojo)
Sweet smoked pimenton gets a modern incarnation in this monkfish served over seasonal greens.

20.  Roast Peppers (Pimientos Asados)
A traditional recipe as made in La Mancha that is both an excellent salad and the ideal garnish for fried eggs, fish, or meat.

21.  Roasted Piquillo Pepper, Caper, Anchovy and Basil Salad (Ensalada de Pimientos Asados, Alcaparras, Anchoas y Albahaca)
This combination of wonderfully strong flavors creates a gourmet salad in a uniquely Spanish style.

22.  Salad of Gulas and Peppers in Arbequina Olive Oil (Ensalada de Gulas y Pimientos con Aceite de Oliva Arbequina)
The pomegranate and the intensely fruity Arbequina oil bring out the flavor of the peppers and contrast with the endive.

23.  Salad of Marinated Oja Trout with Green Beans, Leek Mousse, and Lettuce Hearts (Ensalda de Trucha Marinada con Judías Verdes, Mousse de Puerros y Corazones de Lechuga)
Trout marinated in wine and spices combines with cooked green beans and delicate leek mousse in this modern Spanish salad.

24.  Salmorejo - Thick Gazpacho with Jamon, Boiled Eggs and Roasted Peppers (Salmorejo)
Half way between a cold soup and a refreshing salad, this dish can easily be turned into a main course.

25.  Spanish Style Mixed Salad (Ensalada Mixta a la Española)
An embellished main course salad, adapted from La Cocina de Mama by Penelope Casas.

26.  Spinach Salad with Chorizo (Ensalada de Espinacas y Chorizo)
A spinach salad with rosemary bread crumbs, piquillo peppers, bits of chorizo, and a simple dressing.

27.  Spinach Salad with Ibérico Bacon and Cheese (Ensalada de Espinacas con Jamón Ibérico y Queso)
A Spanish spinach salad with Ibérico bacon, crisp bread, cheese and walnuts, with a simple dressing.

28.  Sweet and Sour Ibérico Ham Salad (Ensalada Agridulce de Jamón Ibérico)
Iberico ham, tropical fruits, endive and red lettuce, with a sweet and sour dressing.

29.  Tomato Salad Murcia-style (Ajotomate Murciano)
Sliced fresh tomato salad with a Murcian tomato vinaigrette flavored with garlic, cumin and pimentón .

30.  Tuna Salad with Roasted Piquillo Peppers (Ensalada de Atún con Pimientos Asados)
A simple tuna salad enhanced with piquillo peppers and capers.

31.  Warm Salad of Scallops, Coral Foam and Lemon Ketchup (Ensalada Templada de Vieiras, Espuma de Coral y Ketchup de Limón)
Sauteed salad vegetables served with grilled scallops and elaborate complementary flavored garnishes.

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