Chilean salad, or ensalada chilena is a traditional Chilean food that you will encounter during your stay in Chile.
Here’s a Chilean salad next to some freshly eaten seafood:
If you are used to a salad with lots of lettuce and green color, you may not even think that ensalada chilena qualifies as a salad.
However, this salad variation consisting primarily of tomatoes, onions, and cilantro is a common side dish with Chilean meals.
There are many different recipes but the basic ingredients are:
3 sliced tomatoes
1 sliced onion
1/4 cup diced cilantro
1 tablespoon oil
Salt, vinegar, pepper to taste.
Chilean Salad Recipes:
If you are looking for a Chilean Salad recipe and other delicious Chilean dishes, check out the comprehensive Chilean cookbook Tasting Chile: A Celebration of Authentic Chilean Foods and Wines.