Bonnie Morales

Zucchini and Buttermilk Soup
Rating: Unrated
This version of okroshka, a Russian chilled soup, is garnished with chopped vegetables, eggs, pickles, and fish roe. The tangy buttermilk in this recipe highlights zucchini’s mild sweetness and light vegetal flavor. Look for pickled pattypan squash at Middle Eastern groceries; if you can’t find it, substitute diced dill pickles.
Herring Under a Fur Coat
Rating: Unrated
This festive traditional Russian dish from Kachka in Portland, Oregon, is a layered pickled herring salad that gets its name from the grated vegetables and sieved eggs that top it. If you don't have ring molds, it's just as delicious composed on a platter. Slideshow:  More Salad Recipes