Recipe: Ensalada Rusa from Spain and Peru

I recently returned from a trip to sunny Barcelona, where I came across a familiar salad or tapa that I had come across in South America: Ensalada Rusa.  Ensalada Rusa (Russian Salad) is a potato salad dish, most commonly eaten in Spain, made with peas, carrots, peppers, olives and tuna. However, this potato salad is enjoyed all over Europe, the…

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Cause for a Causa

One of the most appealing and attractive Peruvian classics is Causa Rellena : a medium-sized appetizer made from layers of potato (of course!), avocado and various fillings. It’s a simple and tasty dish, that you will often find in a delicatessen-style café and on Peruvian menus. There are many variations of Causa, with vegetarian, tuna or chicken the…

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