Russian Mushroom Salad

A traditional layered Russian salad of mushrooms, hard-boiled eggs, pickled cucumbers, onion, and mayonnaise. Decorate with chopped parsley or dill. If you are not making the salad in a mold, simply reverse the order of layers and layer directly onto a serving plate. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate before serving.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 55 mins
8 servings


  • 2 potatoes

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 4 cups chopped mushrooms

  • 4 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and diced

  • 2 red onions, finely chopped

  • 1 cup mayonnaise, or to taste

  • 1 cup finely chopped pickles

  • 1 cup finely chopped cornichons


  1. Place potatoes, unpeeled, into a pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and cool until easily handled; peel and dice.

  2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms; cook and stir until browned, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.

  3. Cover the bottom of a mold with 2 diced eggs. Layer 1 onion, 1/4 cup mayonnaise, 1/2 of the mushrooms, and all the potatoes on top. Spread 1/4 cup mayonnaise, all the cornichons, remaining eggs, and another 3 1/2 tablespoons mayonnaise on top. Finish layers with remaining onion, mushrooms, and mayonnaise.

  4. Refrigerate until firm, 1 to 2 hours. Invert onto a serving platter and lift off mold.

Cook's Note:

If the mayonnaise is too thick for spreading, dilute it with a little water or lemon juice.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

314 Calories
26g Fat
15g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 314
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 34%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 120mg 40%
Sodium 609mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 14mg 68%
Calcium 30mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 432mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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