Argentinean Potato Salad


This Argentine salad is called "ensalada rusa" and is a popular South American dish that makes a wonderful appetizer. It can be served as soon as it is chilled but is even better the next day.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 45 mins


  • 4 russet potatoes, peeled and cubed

  • 3 large eggs

  • 1 (10 ounce) can mixed vegetables, drained


  • ½ cup mayonnaise

  • 5 tablespoons chopped pimiento-stuffed olives

  • ½ tablespoon fresh lemon juice

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper, or more to taste

  • ½ teaspoon ground mustard

  • ½ teaspoon dried dill weed

  • salt to taste


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook potatoes in boiling water until tender yet firm, about 15 minutes. Drain and place in a large serving bowl.

  2. Place eggs in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil, then immediately remove from heat. Cover the pan and let eggs stand in hot water for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from hot water and allow to cool. Peel and chop eggs. Add to potatoes in the serving bowl. Stir in mixed vegetables until combined.

  3. Make dressing: Combine mayonnaise, olives, lemon juice, pepper, mustard, dill, and salt in a separate bowl; stir until blended.

  4. Pour dressing over potato mixture. Season with salt and pepper; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, at least 1 hour to overnight.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

271 Calories
18g Fat
22g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 271
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 24%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 100mg 33%
Sodium 862mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 9mg 45%
Calcium 39mg 3%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 398mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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