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Classic Spanish Potato Salad

– Classic Spanish Potato Salad –

What can you say about potato salad? besides the fact that potato salad has to be one of the worlds most beloved foods. Every country has their own version of this classic and tasty dish. In Spain, we call it ¨Ensaladilla Rusa¨, and our version of  potato salad is consumed by the boat loads. So what is the difference between each countries potato salad? Well, I cant tell you about other countries version´s, but I can tell you that this version of Spanish potato salad is centered around making your own homemade garlic mayonnaise. As well as using the freshest and highest quality ingredients. Please watch our video below on how to easily make this creamy and super tasty potato salad. Always best served with a cold beer. Salud!

Watch the Video Below on How to Make a Classic Spanish Potato Salad

Spanish Potato Salad

Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes


  • 2 Yukon Gold Potatoes
  • 3 Hard Boiled Eggs
  • 1/2 Cup Homemade Aioli
  • 20 Spanish Olives
  • 1/4 Cup Tinned Corn Kernels
  • 1/2 Onion
  • 1 Tomato
  • 1 Roasted Red Bell Pepper
  • Handful Green Onion Leaves
  • Sea Salt
  • Ground Pepper


  1. Boil 2 yukon gold potatoes in salted water for 30 minutes or until fully cooked, then drain and run cold water on them
  2. Peel the boiled potatoes and cut into 1/2 inch x 1/2 inch cubes and add to a large bowl
  3. Finely Dice 1/2 onion, 1 tomato, 2 hard boiled eggs and a handful of green onion leaves and add to the bowl with the potatoes
  4. Add 1/4 cup tinned corn kernels, 20 Spanish olives, 1/2 cup aioli, sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to the bowl and mix everything together until everything is well coated and mixed
  5. Cover the bowl with seran wrap and put it in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours
  6. After a couple of hours take the bowl out of the refrigerator and remove the seran wrap
  7. Divide the potato salad into small plates, garnish with roasted red bell pepper strips, thinly sliced hard boiled eggs and parsley
  8. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Recipe by Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork

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  1. Spanish Potato Salad – Ensaladilla Rusa – Nyttig mat ska vara god

    […] finns med på de flesta spanska tapasbufféer. Ofta innehåller den också tonfisk, men det här receptet från Spain on a Fork är vegetariskt. Vi hade gröna oliver utan piemento hemma, så det tog […]

    04 . Jul . 2022
  2. Randy

    In my version, I use carrots and peas, no corn, egg or onion, and I add tuna. I’ll have to try it with egg, as I love egg in potato salads of other varieties. This is something that my family requests all the time, and I am happy to make it… it is another comfort food that makes me homesick for Spain. Even though I only lived there for a few years, it is the most wonderful place in the world! 🙂

    12 . Sep . 2018
    • Spain on a Fork

      Yeah this version is very typical ¨Spanish¨, thanks for all the support Randy 🙂

      12 . Sep . 2018

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