Monday, May 7, 2012

Ensalada Rusa (Russian Potato Salad)

I tried my first ensalada rusa at a cute little diner on the ruta 6ta in Capitan Miranda, Paraguay. Often served with carne asada or any grilled meat, this potato salad is the perfect side dish to a summer party and puts a little twist on a typical potato salad. Every time I taste this yummy rendition, it takes me back to my days in Paraguay.

3 ½ lbs russet potatoes (about 4 large potatoes), peeled, boiled and diced
1 lb carrots (about 6-7 medium size carrots), peeled, boiled and diced
8 oz fresh peas (about 1 cup), boiled for less than 3 minutes
Lime juice from 1-2 limes
1 cup homemade mayonnaise (storebought will work too)
Salt to taste

Mix all of the ingredients together, chill until ready to serve.