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Tapas Recipes
Spanish
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Ensaladilla Rusa

Total Time 35 mins
Serves 4
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Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Learn how to make an authentic ensaladilla rusa with this classic tapas recipe. Ensaladilla rusa is also known as Russian salad or Ensaladilla Olivier thanks to its inventor Lucien Olivier, a Russian chef who created this salad in his Moscow restaurant Hermitage around 1860. My grandma's tip when she made her ensaladilla was to pour a little bit of the oil from the bonito tuna into the salad. Traditionally served with a cold beer and some picos de pan breadsticks, ensaladilla rusa can be made in advance and served as part of a selection of tapas or as a side dish to grilled fish or barbecued meats.
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Javier De La Hormaza

Javier is a Basque born, trained chef and hospitality professional, owner of Basco Fine Foods, a Spanish food and drink importer based in Yorkshire. He regularly runs client food and drink events around the country and he is a course tutor at Hartingtons of Bakewell cookery school. Javier's passion lies on bringing quality Spanish ingredients and recipes to as many people as possible.

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