Dressed herring

Dressed herring is a layered salad composed of diced pickled herring covered with layers of grated boiled vegetables (potatoes, carrots, beet roots), chopped onions, and mayonnaise

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Some variations of this dish include a layer of fresh grated apple while some do not.

Grated boiled beet root covered with mayonnaise as a final layer gives the salad a rich purple color.

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Dressed herring salad is often decorated with grated boiled eggs (whites, yolks, or both).

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Dressed herring salad is popular in Moscow and in all Russia. It is one of the traditional dishes served as zakuski (hors d'oeuvre) at New Year (Novy God) and Christmas celebrations.

How To Make A Dressed Herring Salad