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Timbal de Ensaladilla rusa

Last Thursday, I was driving at my car’s top speed: 60 km per hour, sun was shining, skies were blue, finally feeling some heat in my cheeks and feet; and the radio gifted me with:


I see trees of green… red roses too,
I see them bloom… for me and you.
And I think to myself… what a wonderful world!



This is exactly the way I felt! This is the kind of sensation it makes me believe I’m Superwoman :D. Spring is blooming and salads, fresh ingredients and colours find their way to my plates.
Introducing you to Ensaladilla rusa, I really don’t know why it has this name but it’s an easy recipe and everybody seems to like it.

I see skies of blue… clouds of white.
Bright blessed days… dark secret nights.
And I think to myself… what a wonderful world.
There’s many versions and ingredients for Ensaladilla rusa. Click here to get a different one.


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03/22/2010 · 8:54 h by Miriam

Qué ganas teníamos ya de sentirnos así, verdad? Si es que este invierno no ha sido normal… Preciosa la foto de la orquídea!

03/22/2010 · 12:45 h by Ivy

Great recipe. Green beans is usually a summer vegetable but with the green houses you can find mostly everything year round.

03/22/2010 · 13:29 h by Norma

Tod r=te quedo muy lindo….

03/22/2010 · 13:41 h by Peter M

A gorgeous first course for special guests….enjoy being on top of the world, chica!

03/22/2010 · 14:50 h by Eva

Preciosa foto y buenisma la ensaladilla, yo yampoco sé porqué rusa. Espero impaciente poder sentir esa sensacion por estas tierras, algo se nota ya en el ambiente.
Un besote

03/22/2010 · 16:03 h by Bellini Valli

The world is a wonderful place when the sun is shining Nuria. Thanks for sharing this delicious salad with us in the first days of Spring.

03/22/2010 · 18:39 h by _ts of [eatingclub] vancouver

Oh, you made it look so pretty! I would’ve just plopped it onto a plate. LOL.

03/22/2010 · 19:11 h by JennDZ - The Leftover Queen

This really does look perfect for a spring meal!!! Happy Spring to you, dear Nuria!

03/22/2010 · 19:19 h by Joan Nova

Yes, Spring is a wonderful time of year. It makes you feel like anything is possible, right? This post made me smile from picturing you driving and singing to the beautiful photos to your interpretation of Ensalada Rusa because it is different than mine which is more potato based and does not include the tuna and sardines. Looks delicious.

03/22/2010 · 22:19 h by Marta

Nena, m’agrada molt la teva particular ensaladilla rusa, té una pinta!!

03/22/2010 · 23:51 h by Jen of A2eatwrite

I love the song and LOVED your orchids! And I think I know the origin of your dish – it’s a take off on Salat Olivier – a common Russian salad that is very, very popular. Yours has a Spanish spin, of course, but I could see the similarities in their own way.

It’s so good to see you back and to be back myself!

03/24/2010 · 23:05 h by MªJose-Dit i Fet

Si si molt fàcil la recepta…si si moltes versions…però vaja com la teva cap…un petonet

03/25/2010 · 15:40 h by Fresh Local and Best

I love that picture of the orchids – magical! And I adore Louis Armstrong’s version of that beautiful song.

This looks like a wonderfully refreshing salad.

03/28/2010 · 9:39 h by pierre

i love everything in that salad !! thanks Pierre

03/31/2010 · 13:35 h by Foodjunkie

Lovely salad. I like spring too, it makes me sing!

03/31/2010 · 23:59 h by redkathy

Refreshing salad, love the sardines. Your photos are fabulous, (as if you needed me to tell you that) and so inspiring!

04/04/2010 · 20:50 h by Lori Lynn

I’ve made ensalada rusa, but your looks much more elegant.

Love Louie Armstrong too!

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