Ensalada Russa dominicana

This is an exquisite Russian potato and carrot salad, typical of Russia. It is excellent to accompany BBQ meat or fish, a barbecue, or a typical dinner. You may be wondering why it has grapes and apples. The recipe I am sharing today does not include fruits, but I wanted to share that photo of the salad we had at Christmas, different and delicious. I must say it turned out really delicious!

Like the Pink Russian Salad, this is a favorite in my family and in many Dominican and Latin American households. There are many variations of this recipe as people have adapted it and made it part of their culinary culture. Here is my way of preparing it.

Dominican Potato Salad

Delicious Potato Salad

The Perfect Side Dish for BBQs and Family Dinners. This mouthwatering potato salad is a must-have at traditional Dominican Christmas dinners. Enjoy it as a side dish at your next BBQ or family gathering.

6 large potatoes boiled and chopped
4 carrots
1 can corn
1 can petit pois (green peas)
1 onion finely chopped
2 cubanelle peppers or 1 bell pepper (optional) finely chopped
4 boiled eggs chopped
3/4 - 1 cup mayonnaise or to taste
Salt and pepper to taste
2 - 3 teaspoons cider vinegar
1 teaspoon mustard (optional)

1. Boil the potatoes along with carrots, until tender. Boil eggs separately. When ready and cooled, chop into ½ inch cubes. Chop onion and peppers into small cubes and add to potato, eggs, and carrots mixture, mix.

2. Add corn and peas. Season with vinegar, mayonnaise, salt and pepper. Mix well and serve.

3. It is recommended to prepare this salad and refrigerate for at least two to three hours before serving for the best flavor.

Yield: 8 to 10 servings 

a) It is crucial to exercise extra caution when serving dishes containing eggs and mayonnaise. To avoid spoilage, it is important to refrigerate any leftover salad and ensure it remains cold at all times.

b) For an exceptionally delicious taste, consider adding one or a combination of nuts, raisins, grapes, and an apple. Last Christmas, my daughter Crystal elevated the flavor by incorporating chopped grapes and an apple with a touch of 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. The result was absolutely delightful!

I thank everyone for their comments and support. To all those who have wondered where I have been these past few weeks... well, these days I am happily enjoying the visit of relatives at home, especially my little niece Dahlia, to whom I dedicated a post last year about Mini Baby Bootie Cakes. Here's a photo of her helping in the kitchen.

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