(Last Updated On: 10/09/2020)
Today I will share with you the last of my winter recipes from Extremadura. Ensalada de invierno is a tangy winter salad from Tornavacas, a little village in the Jerte valley, in northern Extremadura.

I tried this recipe for the first time just a few weeks ago and I found it unusual and tasty. It takes just 5 minutes to prepare and it makes a good side to grilled pork chops (pork and orange is a delicious combination).



Winter salad ingredients

3 big oranges

1 onion

A handful of pitted black olives

Olive oil

Vinegar (I used balsamic)




1. Peal the oranges and cut them into slices. Put them in a big bowl.

2. Finely chop the onion. Add it to the bowl and mix so the onion becomes soft.

3. Slice the olives and add them to the bowl.

4. Season to taste with olive oil, salt and vinegar and mix well.

5. Serve.


The result

Extremadura winter salad


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Irene Corchado Resmella

Irene Corchado Resmella

I'm a UK-based independent Spanish sworn and legal translator working as ICR Translations. On Piggy Traveller, I share my home region of Extremadura with the world to encourage travellers to discover a different Spain. Serial migrant. Russophile. Married to a Scot. Find me on Instagram.