Red Onion and Orange Salad

This popular and colorful salad lends a festive note to any tapas table, and is featured in many tapas bar throughout Spain. Some versions omit the red onion, or replace the raspberry vinegar with lemon juice. No matter which variation is served, however, this salad is tangy and refreshing on a hot summer day, and should always be served chilled.

  • Serves 4
  • 15 minutes preparation
  • Difficulty: easy

Ingredients

  • 4 ripe medium oranges, peeled
  • 1 small red onion, sliced fine
  • 2 tablespoons raspberry vinegar
  • 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 4 tablespoons golden raisins, covered for 20 minutes in hot water, then drained
  • 20 black olives, pitted
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
  • 2 tablespoons almonds, blanched and chopped fine
  • Springs of fresh mint, to garnish

Preparation

Remove the white pith from the oranges and cut the fruit crosswise into 1/4 inch slices.

Arrange on a serving platter and scatter over the sliced red onion.

In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper.

Spoon this dressing over the onion and oranges.

Sprinkle with the raisins, olives, sunflower seeds, and almonds.

Garnish with mint springs and serve chilled.

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Everyday Favorites Wine Collection (6 Bottles)

Everyday Favorites Wine Collection (6 Bottles)

When our family invites friends over, it is fun to offer some nice bottles of Spanish wine to share and sample! Over the years, certain bodegas and varietals have become our go-to, everyday favorites. We put them together in this collection, a tour of Spain's classic wines to share with your family and friends!

Just as each of your guests is unique, we wanted this wine sampler to represent some of Spain's finest styles. And with six new wines to discover, you are sure to find a vintage to please every palate.

The following wines are included in this wine sampler:

  • Pazo de Valei (Galicia - Albariño): Cool, misty Atlantic air rolls across the Galician countryside, making for one of the best white wine regions in all of Spain: Rias Baixas. Silky pale yellow with hues of green and gold, you’ll taste echoes of pear, peach and apple with every sip of this crisp Albariño. With a heaping bounty of seafood, this wine is a natural partner but it pairs equally well with an array of delicious tapas.
  • Lar de Paula (Rioja): This white Rioja spends one hundred days in French and American Oak. Meticulously made by a family-owned winery in the heart of Rioja Alavesa, Lar de Paula presents unexpected white wine nuances and pairs beautifully with rich, hearty foods. Clean and bright with a pale yellow color, the taste is floral and elegant, with a smooth, peachy finish. Olive oil drizzled Bonito del Norte tuna or sizzling gambas al ajillo would make charming soul mates.
  • Maragda Rosa (Emporda): As night casts its shadow over the Costa Brava, the winemakers at Mas Llunes harvest their grapes, reveling in the cool night temperatures. Weeks later when this rose wine is ready for bottling by the light of day, it is a brilliant strawberry red. Deliciously fruity with aromas of red currant, the fresh Maragda Rosa will sweep you off your feet. Pair with tapas like grilled pulpo sprinkled with smoky pimentón, paella or langostinos.
  • "G" (Somontano): Nestled in the foothills of the Pyrenees in the town of Lagüarres, you’ll find the Secastille vineyards. The 100% old Garnacha vines are exposed to temperature extremes resulting in a thoughtful, earthy red. This fresh wine is an ideal mate to a tasty array of tapas from Spain. Enjoy with a slice of Galician bread drizzled with olive oil and slivers of jamón.
  • Buro de Peñalosa (Ribera de Duero): Mingle the heady flavors of plums and blackberries with a nuance of espresso and you’ve met Buro de Peñalosa. This lovely Tempranillo is aged in oak and hails from the acclaimed wine region of Ribera del Duero. Partner with a chocolate covered fig and you have a match made in heaven. The spicy finish also works beautifully with cured meats and aged cheeses. Salud!
  • Escudo de Plata Gran Reserva (Jumilla): The Monastrell vines rub shoulders with olive groves and almond trees in the arid climate of Jumilla, Spain where Bodegas Fernandez has been crafting fine wines since 1920. With a penetrating ruby hue, and wild cherry aromas, this Gran Reserva wine shares hints of vanilla and cedar on the palate, reminiscent of its two years in oak. This beautifully balanced wine makes a happy companion to a lusty steak, a cured Manchego and lush chocolate Rabitos from Spain.


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    Sausages of Spain Gift Basket
    Seven of Our Most Popular Sausages

    Give the traditional sausages of Spain with this hand picked assortment. This Sausages of Spain Basket includes dry-cured sausages sure to please every palate’s pleasure — from spicy and salty to mild and meaty. Take a mouthwatering voyage from the mountains of La Rioja through the semi-tropical islands of Majorca and Menorca with stops along the way in historic Old Castile and the valleys of Western Spain.

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