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Simple ensalada rusa potato salad recipe

Russian (Latin American) potato salad: Ensalada rusa

Ensalada rusa is a classic potato salad served throughout Latin America, made with potatoes, carrots, peas, apples, celery, onion, and mayonnaise.
Course Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Ecuadorian inspired, European, International, Latin, Latin fusion
Keyword Ecuadorian potato salad, Ensalada rusa, Latin American potato salad, Potato salad, Russian potato salad
Prep Time 45 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Layla Pujol


  • 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 peas/corn about 1 cup, boiled for less than 3 minutes
  • 6 celery stalks finely diced, about 1 cup
  • 1- 2 apples peeled and diced
  • 1 cup diced white onion about ½ onion
  • Lime juice from 1-2 limes
  • 1 small garlic clove crushed
  • 1 cup homemade mayonnaise
  • 1 tbs finely chopped cilantro parsley or dill- optional
  • Salt to taste


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



Other ingredients you can add (or use to replace some of the ones listed above) include green beans, beets, shredded cooked chicken, pieces of ham, hard boiled eggs, pickles, etc.