Spanish potato salad (Ensaladilla Rusa) is a Spanish favorite made with potatoes, carrots, boiled eggs, cooked peas, tuna and mayonnaise. Delicious!
Few month ago we spent a vacation in Spain. While in Madrid, we stopped for lunch one day at one of the restaurants in downtown. Every time I visit a country, I love eating what the locals eat.
This time I did the same thing and looked at their menu for the traditional Spanish food. I chose the Ensaladilla Rusa.
(This was my platter in Madrid. The salad was surrounded by cold cuts and my favorite was, of course, the Jamon Serrano. Yum and yum again!_
This Spanish version is the most popular one and it has potatoes, carrots, boiled eggs, cooked peas, tuna and mayonnaise.
It is a delicious, simple salad that uses ingredients that most people have in the pantry. I used frozen peas that I cooked separately, but you can use a drained can of peas as well.
If you know how to make homemade mayonnaise, great, if not, a jar of mayo will be perfectly fine too.
Romanians also have a version of this salad that you can find here.
Enjoy and hope you are going to try it soon!
Suggestions for potato salads:
- 3-4 medium potatoes boiled
- 2-3 medium carrots
- 2 boiled eggs
- 1 roasted pepper(from the jar is fine)
- 1 cup cooked peas
- 1 can tuna
- 1 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- salt and pepper to taste
- Optional: 1 chopped pickle