Ensaladilla Rusa#FoodieExtravaganza

Welcome to this month's event in Foodie Extravaganza {Party}. We are celebrating World Tapas Day our Host Juli Meyers asked us to prepare Tapas.
This traditional tapas is served throughout every region of Spain, with little variation. Ensaladilla Rusa is easy and simple Spanish salad , a version like the Russian Salad - except in this no fruits are added.  
This colorful salad is served at nearly every tapas bar; it is even served free at times with an order of alcohol.
Serves 3

1 Medium Potatoes - skinned and cubed
1 Carrot -  diced
1/4 Cup  Green Peas - I used frozen

1/4 Cup Chopped French Beans
1 Small Onion - chopped
1 Tablespoon Each Red & Green Bell pepper - diced
3 Tablespoons  
Pickled Gherkins /Dill Pickle - sliced
1 Tablespoon Capers
1 Hard Boiled Egg -  chopped
1/2  Cup Mayonnaise
1 Teaspoon Lemon juice
1/2 Teaspoon Dijon mustard
Freshly ground Black Pepper, to taste
Chopped fresh Parsely, to garnish

In a saucepan, cook the potatoes and carrot in lightly salted water. Bring to a boil and allow to simmer until almost tender. Fold in the peas and beans, and cook until all the vegetables are tender. Drain the vegetables and transfer them into a serving bowl. Add the onion, bell pepper, gherkins,  capers and egg slices.
In a separate bowl,  combine the mayonnaise, lemon juice and mustard  very well. Add this mixture to the serving bowl, mixing well to ensure all the ingredients are coated. Sprinkle with pepper and toss. 
Garnish with chopped parsley and dash of black pepper powder,  refrigerate. Serve this salad cold.
The remaining next day I filled in a crusty bread and had it for breakfast.. it tasted so ooo good.  Yummy..yum.

My Notes
 As any dish made with mayonnaise, ensaladilla should be refrigerated and will not keep for more than 1 to 2 days.

Labels: Appetizer, Egg, Foodie Extravaganza Party, Mayonnaise, Salads, Tapas, Spanish, Spain, Homemade Pickled Gherkins
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  1. That looks delicious! I have several Ukrainian friends that make something similar and it's so tasty. Thank you for joining the event this month!

  2. So many good things in that salad. It sounds totally delicious.

  3. Oh my, I am so happy to have another potato salad recipe. Thanks Sneha.

  4. This reminds me a little bit of our family's potato salad. Very tasty and fresh!