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How to make it

  • Place eggs in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring water to a boil and immediately remove from heat. Cover and let eggs stand in hot water for 15 minutes. Remove from hot water, cool, and peel.
  • If using raw vegetables, steam until firm, drain and reserve.
  • Boil potatoes in their skins for 15 to 20 minutes, or until tender. Drain and cool, then peel and dice.
  • In a big bowl flake tuna. Add potatoes and the rest of ingredients, except mayonnaise. Add salt to taste.
  • Spread enough mayonnaise just to add moisture, about 1 cup, reserving 1 cup for garnish. Mix well.
  • Chop two eggs and carefully fold in the potato and veggies mixture.
  • Arrange the salad on a big shallow serving plate, giving it a nice oval or round cake shape.
  • Spread enough mayonnaise on top to cover, same as frosting a cake.
  • Slice reserved 2 boiled eggs and nicely arrange on top, as well as some cherry tomatoes, red bell pepper stripes, olives and greens for garnish.
  • Dust with paprika if you like.
  • Chill for at least 1 hour before serving. It must be served cool. Keep tightly covered in the fridge for 3 or 4 days. It gets even better the following days.
  • If you want to make a typical Spanish “tapa”, just thinly slice a crusty style baguette and mound some ensaladilla on top of each slice.

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    " It was excellent "
    juels ate it and said...
    This actually sounds A LOT like a typical Russian salad! Believe me, I'm from Russia, and we make a lot of similar stuff! I bookmarked this and will try soon, thanks!
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  • jennifritter 15 years ago
    Oh I can't wait to try this! I studied abroad in Spain and have been searching for a good Ensaladilla Rusa recipe!!
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  • lor 15 years ago
    Another one bookmarked and saved! Thanking you once more ;-)
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  • gwencampbell 15 years ago
    This sounds very interesting. I will be trying this soon.
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  • debra47 15 years ago
    Thanks so much for posting the Russian salad so quickly. I will let you know when I have made it.
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  • krumkake 15 years ago
    That sounds devine! What a great addition to the normal appetizer fare - I will certainly be trying this one...the flavors sound so delicious. Thank you for sharing this!
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