Ensalada Rusa

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Ensalada Rusa


Ensalada Rusa, or Russian Salad, is a Peruvian side dish my family always makes for holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas. This fuchsia-forward salad is comprised of finely-cut jewels– potatoes, green beans, hard-boiled eggs, carrots and celery; but the main gem here is the beet.

Earthy and slightly sweet, beets bring life (and extreme color) to this salad. Composing all parts together in a bowl is nothing short of delightful, watching the purple stain grow from a whisper to a shout, bleeding dominance.

Ensalada Rusa is fairly straight-forward to make but it can take some time to prepare the vegetables. You can hunker down and do them all in one fell swoop or carry the load out over the course of a couple days, which is what I did. Either way will produce a wonderfully tasting salad that will feast your eyes and hunger.



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  • Kit LangJanuary 30, 2017 - 2:07 pm

    Looks delicious! I’m going to try this soon. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • MarieFebruary 24, 2017 - 7:18 pm

    Just made! I did without the carrots and celery due to constraints of time. It was still really good!ReplyCancel

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