Mimosa is a typical Russian layered salad, which is often served on New Year's Eve. The salad does not necessarily have to be enriched with mayonnaise. It is possible to replace it with crème fraîche or natural yoghurt.


  • 200 g of canned tuna
  • 300 g of potatoes
  • 1 big white onion
  • 3 chicken eggs
  • 2 big carrots
  • 120 g of hard cheese
  • Herbs for decoration
  • 250 g of mayonnaise or sour cream


This salad is a classic dish of Russian cuisine. Mimosa is not only a tasty salad, but also a decoration for every table: The salad is sprinkled with crumbled egg yolk and resembles a blossoming flower.

Like almost every layered salad, the mimosa is not only relatively easy to prepare, but lends itself also to simple variations. You can replace the ingredients as you wish. For example, if you do not like potatoes, you can take rice instead. For canned fish, it is not necessary to choose tuna. You can also buy sardines in their own juice, salmon or saury.

Mimosa detailed photo recipe

2 hours 30 minutes

1. Flake tuna with a fork.

2. Finely chop the onion.

3. Boil 3 eggs. Remove egg yolks. Roughly grate the egg whites.

4. Boil carrots and potatoes until soft. Roughly grate potatoes, carrots and cheese.

5. Place tuna on the bottom of a salad bowl.

6. Cover with sour cream or mayonnaise.

7. Cover with egg whites and another layer of sour cream.

8. Spread onion over it.

9. Now follow carrots and another layer of sour cream.

10. Add potatoes as next layer and cover with sour cream.

11. The last layer is formed by the grated cheese.

12. Cover salad with sour cream and refrigerate for 2 hours.

13. Decorate with grated egg yolk before serving.

14. Sprinkle with a bit of green.

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