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Creamy ensalada rusa, a Spanish classic tapa salad! In it are boiled potatoes, green peas, carrots, canned tuna and mayonnaise!

Spanish Ensalada Rusa

Creamy ensalada rusa, a Spanish classic tapa salad! In it are boiled potatoes, green peas, carrots, canned tuna and mayonnaise!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories per serving 215 kcal

Ingredients

  • 10,5 oz floury potatoes (300 g)
  • 5,5 oz fresh carrots (155 g)
  • 5,5 oz frozen green peas (155 g)
  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 5,5 oz canned tuna (155 g)
  • pepper
  • salt

Instructions

  1. 1)  Peel the potatoes and carrots, rinse both and chop them into small dice. Fill a large saucepan with water, add a dash of salt and place it over high heat until boiling. Then add the diced potatoes.

  2. 2)  Cook for 3 minutes. Then add the carrots.

  3. 3)  Cook for 4 more minutes. Now add the frozen peas.

  4. 4)  Cook for another 2 minutes. Then immediately strain the cooked vegetables and rinse them under ice cold running tap water to stop the cooking process. Let them drain a little.

  5. 5)  Pour the warm carrots, potatoes and peas in a large mixing bowl. Add the mayonnaise. Season with a little pepper and salt.

  6. 6)  Drain the canned tuna and also add it to the bowl.

  7. 7)  Stir well. Then check the seasoning and add extra pepper or salt to taste if necessary. Serve the ensalada rusa at room temperature, not cold.