after a silent and quite karwa chauth, today my next post is about spanish salad recipe - ensaladilla rusa. actually was planning to post the recipe of mathris which i made on karwa chauth. but have no time at all to work on the post and step by step photos of the mathri recipe. hence posting this very simple spanish salad recipe.
ensaladilla rusa, as its called in spain is a staple in spain. basically its russian salad but very popular in spain. here’s what i found from the wikipedia about this salad.
” The salad or potato salad (also known as Salad Olivier) is a typical dish of Russia . It is a kind of potato salad or a fruit salad with vegetables and tuna all mixed in plenty of mayonnaise . In many European countries, this dish is very popular, as has been included in their national cuisines, as in the case of Spain or Portugal .
Despite the popularity of the salad in Spain and the Southern Cone , one can say that its origin is really Italian, since it was invented in the year 1860 by Lucien Olivier , chef at the Hermitage Restaurant, one of the most popular restaurants in Moscow that would soon make this dish its hallmark.”
hence its also known as Salad Olivier. i tried to make a vegetarian and eggless version of the salad with veggies and greens. the result was a super tasty salad…. easy, quick and great to make when you have a hankering for veggies and want to make something quick, yet nutritious and healthy. the salad can be served with any bread of your choice.
i have used eggless mayonaisse in the salad, but if you prefer the mayonaisse with eggs, you can add so. you could make the salad with any vegetables and greens of your choice. you could also add mustard sauce if you like it.
below is a pic without the stuffed olives added to the salad….
and now is the pic with olives added to the salad…