Russian salads are very traditional meals and often served on a special date – New Year and Christmas, birthdays or friends gathering. Such salads usually comprise of many different layers, look like a cake and require a few hours of soaking. A final result — a unique blend of flavours in which it is impossible to recognize the ingredients.
Herring-under-a-coat and Oliver are among the most famous traditional Russian salads, and have been a gem and a must-have on the New Year’s table for many decades. For a party you can either make these or other salads in a big bowl for the guests to help themselves, or serve them in smaller bowls/glasses each for a guest.