Spanish Lemon Salad (Ensalada De Limón)

READY IN: 14mins
Recipe by Nif_H

This pretty unusual dish comes from the Hurdes region in Extremadura, Spain. It was originally served to fieldworkers at midday to gather strength through the vitamins and proteins. If you don´t like the taste of pure lemon in your mouth, squeeze the lemons and just use the juice. Enjoy!

Top Review by kitty.rock

We really really enjoyed this salad. I made as written, but my garlic was bad so I sprinkled just a bit of garlic powder over the salad before adding the eggs. I drizzled a bit of olive oil over top and skipped the red wine. What a great combination of flavor sensations and textures. The spicy chorizo, tart lemon, sweet orange and neutral flavor of the eggs really worked for us. DH liked it for (one) of his post-workout meals. Will definitely make this again - so quick and easy and really very satisfying. So glad I tried this recipe. Made for ZWT8 - Spain/Portugal and the Herbaceous Curvaceous Honeys.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Layer lemon and oranges in a bowl. Place crushed garlic and chorizo on top of fruit.
  2. Fry the two eggs, leaving the yolk soft and place on top of the oranges and the chorizo.
  3. Drizzle olive oil and add salt to taste.
  4. Before you eat, you can cut up everything in the bowl, so that the yolk mixes with the citric juice to make up the dressing.
  5. Drizzle red wine on the salad. Serve at room temperature.

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