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Winer salad with lettuce, cabbage carrot, pomegranate, orange and cheese in a white bowl.

Spanish Winter Salad

This winter salad with orange and pomegranate is the perfect healthy meal or side dish.
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Course: Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Spanish
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 218.95kcal


For the Salad

  • ¼ head of red cabbage thinly sliced or shred
  • 1 large carrot shredded
  • 4 cups romaine or little gem lettuce washed and cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 orange or sub blood orange
  • ½ pomegranate seeds only
  • ¼ cup walnuts (30g)
  • ¼ cup shredded cured sheep's milk cheese (50g) such as Manchego or Parmesan. Shaved or sliced very thin.

For the Dressing

  • ½ orange juice only
  • 1 tbsp sherry vinegar or sub red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil (60ml)
  • generous pinch of salt
  • freshly ground black pepper



  • Slice the cabbage thinly and shred the carrot.
  • Cut the lettuce into bite-size pieces.
  • Cut the pomegranate in half and remove the seeds from one side.
  • Cut the orange slices into small pieces.
  • Combine all of the above ingredients along with the walnuts in a large salad bowl.
  • Top with the cheese, if using.
  • Dress right before serving.

Orange Vinaigrette Dressing

  • Whisk together the orange juice, vinegar, honey, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Taste and add more salt or pepper if needed.


  • You can prepare the salad in advance (the day before) but leave the orange and cheese for right before serving. Otherwise, the cheese could get dry or absorb other flavors, and the orange will release juice making the salad watery.
  • Always save the dressing until serving time. No one wants limp lettuce!


Calories: 218.95kcal | Carbohydrates: 24.58g | Protein: 3.65g | Fat: 13.6g | Saturated Fat: 1.65g | Sodium: 30.32mg | Potassium: 500.94mg | Fiber: 5.6g | Sugar: 17.2g | Vitamin A: 7338.56IU | Vitamin C: 62.54mg | Calcium: 75.1mg | Iron: 1.37mg
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