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Herring and Apple Salad

This is a version of heringsalat (herring salad), which is traditionally prepared with herring, apples, and raw onions. You can substitute smoked trout for herring. Serve with a well-chilled lager and Brown Beer Rye Bread. Garnish with dill sprigs.

Cooking Light OCTOBER 2006

  • Yield: 8 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)


  • 2 cups finely diced Granny Smith apple (about 1 medium)
  • 1/2 cup chopped Rio or other sweet onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • Dash of freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 hard-cooked large eggs, finely chopped
  • 1 (12-ounce) jar kippered herring in wine sauce, drained and cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1 cup thinly sliced English cucumber


Combine first 8 ingredients in a bowl. Cover and chill 4 hours. Serve salad over cucumber slices.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 106
  • Calories from fat: 38%
  • Fat: 4.5g
  • Saturated fat: 1.2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.8g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1g
  • Protein: 5.8g
  • Carbohydrate: 9.6g
  • Fiber: 0.7g
  • Cholesterol: 73mg
  • Iron: 0.3mg
  • Sodium: 348mg
  • Calcium: 14mg

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Herring and Apple Salad Recipe