This post was originally published on June 8, 2008 and is now updated. I have added a recipe video and tweaked the recipe for best results.
Mimosa Salad is a festive layered salad made with cooked vegetables and chicken, with its sour-cream-mayonnaise moistened top garnished with dill and eggs yolks to resemble mimosa flowers on snow. This unusual salad originates in Soviet Russia and back in the days, its popularity spanned across the Soviet republics (including Azerbaijan) where numerous variations of it were created. Mimosa flower was the symbol of Women’s Day during Soviet times, and this is where the salad is believed to have taken its name.