Herring Salad

Originally from: Dagi (with the pickled herring recipe from https://honest-food.net/swedish-pickled-herring).

Note: this is a traditional German salad.
Note: needs to be left overnight for at least two, maybe three, nights, depending on the type of herring you start with.

Serves: 6.


For the salted herring (if you aren't just buying salted herring):

For the pickled salted herring (if you aren't just buying pickled salted herring):

For the salad:


  1. If you have fresh or frozen [i.e. unsalted] herring fillets:
    1. Submerge the chopped herring in the salted water overnight in the fridge.
  2. If you have salted herring fillets [i.e. not pickled]:
    1. Mix together the liquid pickling ingredients.
    2. Layer the chopped salted herring with the onion and lemon slices.
    3. Pour the liquid pickling ingredients over the top and leave in the fridge overnight.
  3. Remove the chopped salted pickled herring from the liquid and mix them into the other salad ingredients in a bowl; leave overnight in the fridge if you can.
  4. Serve.

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