Salmon Potato Egg Salad

    1 hour 40 min

    A traditional Russian salmon salad that's typically served at large gatherings. It's super easy to prepare and tastes absolutely delicious. It can be served as a meal on its own, a side dish or as an appetiser.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 2 eggs
    • 3 medium baking potatoes, peeled and cubed
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 large onion, chopped
    • 1 (418g) tin salmon, drained
    • 250ml mayonnaise or as needed
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley, for garnish

    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:1hr chilling  ›  Ready in:1hr40min 

    1. Place eggs in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring water to the boil and immediately remove from heat. Cover and let eggs stand in hot water for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from hot water, cool and peel.
    2. While the eggs are cooking, place the potatoes in a saucepan with just enough water to cover. Bring to the boil and cook for 10 to 15 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat, drain and set aside.
    3. Heat oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add onions and saute until lightly browned and translucent, about 10 minutes.
    4. Flake salmon and spread it over the bottom of a glass baking dish or serving dish. Spread the sauteed onions over the salmon. Gently spread a little bit of the mayonnaise over the onion layer. Top with potatoes and spread enough mayonnaise just to add moisture to the layer. Finally, slice the eggs and cover the layer of potatoes. Spread mayonnaise over the eggs and garnish with chopped parsley. If you wish, you can reserve some of the egg to chop and sprinkle over the top as well. Chill for 1 hour before serving.

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    I am Russian and indeed this salad is very popular in my country. But there are couple of things we do differently: we grate potatoes and eggs after they are boiled, first goes salmon, then potatoes, whites, then yolks. Mayo between each layer and no mayo on the top! In my family we also add boiled and grated carrots on top of the salmon (by the way, i prefer to canned in oil - it's juicier). Some families also put steamed rice in between. This salad is called "mimoza".  -  05 Mar 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is very good! My mom is russian and she makes this salad with tuna, plus she adds some grated cheese layer to it, but it's also very good with salmon!  -  27 Aug 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is so good. I actually used 5 eggs, so that eggs would cover the whole layer of potatoes, without potatoes being visible. The only thing I would probably change is adding some salt and pepper over potatoes for a little more to it. thank you JMRIBKA. I'll be looking at your other recipes.  -  11 May 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)