Chicken Salad with Prunes and Mushrooms (Venice Salad)
People can invent anything to explain the name of their favorite salad for example, salad Venice. Most people think that it's named after the city where it was invented. According to another version it is named in this way because of its beauty, although many other salads look much more beautiful. There is even a version that joins the origin of the snack and its name with venets - the tribes which founded Venice in 491. However, it is far-fetched.
Actually it's much more prosaic. In one of the popular Italian restaurants, such a salad was decorated with boats made of thin slices of cucumber. To somebody they seemed like Venetian gondolas, so the name of the city was attached to the snack.
But let it be with the name. The main thing is that Venice salad is very tasty, nourishing and quite easy to cook. And its varieties in culinary books are several dozens.
Delicious and nourishing salad with chicken fillet, prunes and fried mushrooms is excellent for the holiday table. Thanks to the successful combination of products the taste of salad "Venice" turns out very harmonious. The addition of fresh cucumber makes the dish especially light and fresh. Since the salad is layered, it is best to form it in portion plates using small bowls, wide glasses or dessert bowls. It is also convenient to gather salad on a flat plate with the help of a culinary ring or any other convenient device of round shape.