Avocado and Smoked Salmon Salad

Russian contemporary kitchen is known for its complex layered salads that combine lots of pre-cooked ingredients. This salad is a refined version of a typical layered salad with ingredients that are not traditional for the Russian kitchen.

I used canned sprat (шпроты), a Baltic type of herring, that have a distinct smoked flavour. It works amazingly well in this recipe.

Servings: 4
Time: 45 minutes
  • 1 cubed avocado
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 potatoes, boiled and cubed
  • 200 grams, smoked salmon, thinly sliced
  • 5 tablespoons sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons dill, chopped
  1. Mix cubed avocado with the lemon juice.
  2. In a flat serving dish spread 2 layers of plastic wrap in a criss-cross pattern leaving enough wrap on the sides to cover the dish at the end.
  3. Start putting the ingredients one by one, by layer in the following pattern:
    -avocado, mixed with lemon juice
    -sour cream
  4. Wrap the sides plastic wrap on top of the dish. Press gently. Put in a fridge for 15-20min.
  5. Unwrap the top part of the plastic, put a flat plate over the dish. Gently but quickly turn the dish upside down, remove the wrap. 
  6. Serve with a slice of lemon.

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