Delightful Pink Potato Salad: A Beloved Classic in the Dominican Republic

Ensalada Rusa Rosada

Delightful Pink Potato Salad: A Beloved Classic in the Dominican Republic. 

Our family favorite is the delightful Pink Potato Salad. Known as Ensalada Rusa Rosada or Ensalada de Remolacha, this vibrant dish features beets, making it a standout favorite. 

At our home, my daughter Crystal crafts delightful potato and pasta salads, and today's creation was absolutely delicious! Try this holiday must-have at your table and indulge in the vibrant flavors of this must-try Dominican classic.

Dominican salad

Dominican Pink Potato Salad

This delightful salad can be prepared with perfectly cut cubes or semi-chopped and mashed, just as we prefer at home. Feel free to cut, chop, or mash as you please. Enjoy! 

8 medium-sized potatoes
3 medium beets boiled or canned  
Mayonnaise to taste
Salt and pepper to taste
1 Tablespoon cider vinegar or more if preferred

Optional ingredients that can be added:
2 carrots chopped
1 can of corn
1 small can petit pois (green peas)
1 large onion finely chopped 
1 bell pepper finely chopped  
4 boiled eggs chopped 


1. Begin by boiling the potatoes and carrots until they are tender. In a separate pot, boil the eggs until they are cooked to your desired consistency.

2. While the potatoes, carrots, and eggs are cooking, finely chop the peppers and onions, and dice the beets.

3. Once the potatoes, carrots, and eggs are ready and have cooled, chop them into approximately 1/2-inch squares and mix them together in a large bowl. Add the chopped onions, peppers, beets, corn, peas, vinegar, mayonnaise, and a touch of salt and pepper. Mix everything well and serve.

4. If you plan to prepare this recipe in advance, take extra precautions as with all dishes containing eggs and mayonnaise. It's best to keep the salad in the refrigerator until serving time and serve it cold.


Arroz, pechuga de pollo al horno y ensalada rusa

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