Herring salad

This salad is a German classic. I love the combination of apple, cream, and horseradish.


Difficulty: Easy

Time: 20 min. preparation time, 0 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 362 / Protein 17g / Carbohydr. 9g / Fat 29g

Ingredients (4 servings)

300 gherring fillets
200 gcrème fraiche
100 mlcream
2 tsphorseradish
1 tspmustard
0.5 bunchdill
0.5 bunchparsley


citrus press, large bowl, cutting board, knife, small bowl

Wine Tip

Vouvray, sparkling
A fresh, crisp sparkling Vouvray—with its beautiful notes of honey and candied fruit on the nose—goes perfectly with this dish.

Step 1

Herring salad

In a small bowl, mix together crème fraiche, cream, horseradish, and mustard to make a dressing.

small bowl

200 g crème fraiche / 100 ml cream / 2 tsp horseradish / 1 tsp mustard

Step 2

Herring salad

Finely dice onion. Cut pickles into thin medallions. Roughly chop dill and parsley. Core apple, quarter, and cut into thin slices. Cut herring fillet into bite-sized pieces.

cutting board, knife

1 onion / 2 pickles / 0.5 bunch dill / 0.5 bunch parsley / 1 apple / 300 g herring fillets

Step 3

Herring salad

In a large bowl, combine onion, pickles, parsley, dill, apple, herring, and dressing.

large bowl

Step 4

Herring salad

Squeeze lemon juice into bowl. Stir thoroughly to combine. Enjoy alone or with a thick slice of rye bread!

citrus press

1 lemon