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Tapas Salad - Ensalada Rusa | Russian Salad

Ensalada Rusa or Ensalada rusa a la mahonesa or Russian Salad, Olivier Salad

Sumit Malhotra
Ensalada Rusa or Ensalada rusa a la mahonesa or Russian salad, Olivier salad is is a creamy, tangy potato salad with mayonnaise. It is perfect as a side dish and even a make-ahead lunch or dinner.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Russian, Spanish, World
Servings 2 people
Calories 250 kcal


  • 1 Piece Carrot Diced small
  • 1 Piece Turnip Diced small
  • 1 Piece Potato Large, diced small
  • 3 Tablespoon Green Beans Cut into short lengths
  • 3 Tablespoon Green Peas Shelled
  • 1 Tablespoon White wine vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 0.5 Teaspoon Salt To taste
  • 0.5 Teaspoon Black pepper Freshly crushed & to taste
  • 0.5 Cup Mayonnaise


  • Cook the vegetables in boiling salted water, adding them in the order in which they are listed.
    1 Piece Carrot, 1 Piece Turnip, 1 Piece Potato, 3 Tablespoon Green Beans, 3 Tablespoon Green Peas
  • As soon as they are soft (8-10 minutes for carrot & turnip which need the longest), drain & splash them under cold water.
  • Set aside to cool down.
  • Mix them with the vinegar, oil, black pepper and a little salt.
    1 Tablespoon White wine vinegar, 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil, 0.5 Teaspoon Salt, 0.5 Teaspoon Black pepper
  • Make the mayonnaise while the vegetables cool.
  • Turn the cold vegetables in enough mayonnaise to coat them nicely.
    0.5 Cup Mayonnaise
  • Serve as smaller tapas portions for your party.


  1. The mayonnaise can be made and all the chopping can be done ahead of time and then combined just before serving.
  2. Allow all the cooked ingredients to cool down before you combine them in the ensalada rusa.
  3. You can replace mayonnaise with sour cream or hung and thickened curds to make it healthier.
  4. Feel free to add any meat version to convert this to non-vegetarian version.
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