Spanish classic: Ensaladilla Rusa

The traditional Russian salad recipe with potato, carrot, egg, tuna and mayonnaise.

Skinnyishchef teaches you how to prepare the Russian salad. It is a very simple recipe based on potatoes and diced cooked egg with peas, tuna and mayonnaise. The Russian salad can be prepared overnight and when serving it, simply just add the mayonnaise.

You will need:

  • 2-3 potatoes (450 g)
  • 4 carrots
  • 2 eggs
  • 20 stuffed olives
  • 3 tablespoons of canned peas
  • 2 cans of tuna in oil (200 g)
  • 260g of homemade mayonnaise
  • Salt
  • parsley for garnish

How to do it:

Put the potatoes (clean and with skin) in a pot with cold water. Peel the carrots and add them to potatoes. Let them cook (potatoes and carrots) for 25 minutes. After 25 minutes of cooking, add the eggs, 1 tablespoon of salt and cook for 10 more minutes.

Drain the water, let everything cool down. transfer the carrots into a plate and peel the potatoes and the egg.

Chop the potato carrots and the egg into small cubes.

Cut the olives in half.

Drained tune and peas

Transfer all the ingredients to the bowl and mix everything together with the addition of mayonnaise and salt according to your taste

Interesting fact:

Everything indicates that, as the name implies, the Russian salad is of Russian origin. There are different theories regarding their origin, although the idea prevails that the original and best known recipe was first made in Moscow by a Franco-Belgian chef, named Lucien Oliver.

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