Easy Sardine Salad (Mimosa Salad)

A delicious and quick layered fish salad. It resembles mimosa flower and is a popular meal in Russia. This fish salad can be made with sardines or tuna. You will love the delicate texture of it!
Easy Sardine Salad (Mimosa Salad)


  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 onion (medium, finely chopped)
  • 1/2 cup cheese (finely grated Mozarella, Monterey Jack or Cheddar)
  • 1 can fish (I used sardines in oil, but tuna or salmon in oil will work too)
  • 4 tablespoons butter (grated)
  • 5 tablespoons avocado oil mayonnaise
Prep time:
1 hour, 20 minutes
Cook time:
10 minutes
Total time:
1 hour, 30 minutes
Yield: 3 Servings | Prep time: 1 hour, 20 minutes | Cook time: 10 minutes | Total time: 1 hour, 30 minutes


1. Place the eggs in a pot, fill the pot with cold water to cover the eggs. Bring the water to boil, over high heat. Reduce the heat and boil the eggs for 10 minutes to get hard boiled eggs.
2. Meanwhile prepare the other ingredients. Chop the onion, grate the cheese and butter.
3. When the eggs are ready, chill them by placing under cold running water for a few minutes. Then peel the eggs and separate whites from yolks. Grate whites and yolks separately.
4. Drain oil from fish, remove bones and skin (if there is any), and mash the fish with the fork.
Mimosa (Layered Fish Salad) photo instruction 1
5. Organize the ingredients into layers (in a salad bowl with straight sides) in the following order:
1) whites
2) cheese
3) 1/2 of the mashed fish
4) put a thin layer of mayonnaise to cover the fish
5) onion
6) butter
7) the rest of fish
8) thin layer of mayonnaise
Mimosa (Layered Fish Salad) photo instruction 2
6. 9) decorate the top with yolks
Mimosa (Layered Fish Salad) photo instruction 3
7. Let cool in refrigerator for at least 1 hour. Use a knife to cut into segments. Serve.

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