Normennenes Recipe Book 

Scandinavian Herring Salad
Contributed by Susie J. – 2014
Herring is a tradition Scandinavian ingredient for many recipes from main courses to salads. Here is a recipe for a herring salad that would grace any Norwegian, swedish or Danish table.


1 12 oz. jar creamed herring
8 sweet gherkin pickles
1 granny smith apple
½ red onion
1 tablespoon fresh dill, or
1 teaspoon dried dill weed
1/3 cup sour cream
3 tablespoons vodka or milk
  Freshly ground pepper
  Chopped fresh dill
  Pumpernickel or dark rye bread

  1. Chop pickles finely.
  2. Cut apple into pieces
  3. Combine herring, gherkins, apple, onion and dill in a large bowl.
  4. Blend sour cream and vodka in a small bowl; pour over herring mixture and toss gently.
  5. Spoon onto individual serving plates.
  6. Garnish with chopped dill.
  7. Serve with pumpernickel or dark rye bread, if desired.