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All Recipes, Soups & Salads / June 17, 2024

Spanish Country Salad | One of Spain’s most ICONIC Recipes

This Classic Spanish Country Salad, known as Ensalada Campera, is what the humble Spanish kitchen is all about. We’re talking a ton of great flavors, simple everyday ingredients and done in a little over 30 minutes. Serve it as a main course or even as a side dish, next to some grilled fish.

Spanish Country Salad
To make this recipe, it is important to use potatoes that are a bit more waxy than starchy. As they hold their shape better when being boiled. I used yukon gold, but you can also use red potatoes, golden delight or even new potatoes.

Spanish Country Salad
As for the rest of the ingredients, I used a combination of shallots, red and green bell peppers, roma tomatoes and green olives. You can mix it up and use other vegetables or whatever you have on hand.

Spanish Country Salad

TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: You can serve this salad at room temperature or even chilled. It will hold for up to 3 to 4 days in the fridge in an airtight container.

Spanish Country Salad

Key Ingredients & Cookware I used in this Recipe:
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Spanish Country Salad
5 from 1 vote

Spanish Country Salad | Ensalada Campera

Course Salad
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 506 kcal
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 4 cage-free organic eggs
  • 2 1/4 lbs yukon gold potatoes 1 kilogram
  • 2 shallots
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 2 roma tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup green pimento stuffed olives 60 grams
  • 2 cans tuna in olive oil 4 oz / 110 grams each
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 60 ml
  • 1 tbsp sherry vinegar 15 ml
  • 1 tsp lemon juice 5 ml
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley 4 grams
  • sea salt & black pepper


  1. Add the eggs into a sauce pan, fill with water, just enough to cover the eggs, heat with a high heat, once it comes to a boil, place a lid on the pan and turn off the heat, let the eggs sit for 10 to 11 minutes to end up with perfectly hard boiled eggs

  2. In the meantime, cut the potatoes (peeled) into bite-size pieces that are 2 cm thick (3/4 inch), add the cut potatoes into a stock pot, in a flat layer, fill with water, just enough to cover the potatoes, season generously with sea salt and heat with a high heat

  3. After 15 to 20 minutes and the potatoes are just cooked through, you can always pierce them with a toothpick to ensure they are done, drain into a colander (don't over boil the potatoes, or they will start to break apart)

  4. While the potatoes are cooling make the dressing, add the olive oil into a bowl, along with the sherry vinegar, lemon juice, finely grate in the garlic, add in the chopped parsley and season with sea salt & black pepper, whisk together until well mixed

  5. Thinly slice the shallots, finely chop the bell peppers, roughly chop the roma tomatoes and thinly slice the olives

  6. Once the potatoes are cool enough to handle, transfer into a large bowl, along with all the chopped ingredients, season with sea salt & black pepper, then pour in the dressing and toss together until well mixed

  7. Drain the cans of tuna into a fine sieve with a bowl underneath, gently flake the tuna, cut the hard boiled eggs into quarters

  8. Add some of the country salad into a large bowl, top with some of the tuna and garnish with a couple of the hard boiled eggs and fresh parsley, serve at room temperature or chilled, enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Spanish Country Salad | Ensalada Campera
Amount Per Serving
Calories 506 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Trans Fat 0.02g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 14g
Cholesterol 187mg62%
Sodium 561mg24%
Potassium 1518mg43%
Carbohydrates 52g17%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 1705IU34%
Vitamin C 120mg145%
Calcium 88mg9%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. WhoCaresWhoIAm

    5 stars
    All your recipes, you call” goodness”. So healthy, thank you.

    17 . Jun . 2024
    • Spain on a Fork

      Thanks for the comment! Much love 🙂

      18 . Jun . 2024
  2. Ramya

    Sorry I took a break from commenting on your recipes Cant wait to make this soon for me can i use tofu i never had spanish country salad before perfect for my after office meals love your recipes as always brightens up my day everyday after work

    17 . Jun . 2024
    • Spain on a Fork

      Sounds great Ramya! Thanks for the comment 🙂 Much love

      18 . Jun . 2024

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