Total Time
1hr 40mins
Prep 40 mins
Cook 1 hr

If you like pickled herring, try this refreshing salad!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine cucumbers, tomatoes, and onion in a large glass mixing bowl.
  2. Stir vinegar and sugar together in a small saucepan over medium-low and bring to a boil; cook and stir until the sugar dissolves.
  3. Pour over the vegetable mixture. Marinate mixture in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  4. Stir the reserved liquid from the herring into the vegetable mixture. Fold herring into the vegetable mixture. Refrigerate 1 hour more before serving.
Most Helpful

Made as written for ZWT-9 & a fellow Goddess, this recipe was reduced to 2 servings - BUT DH is not due home from a fishing trip until tomorrow night & his portion may disappear. Most people have a love or hate relationship w/herring, but this salad is so good that it could turn haters into lovers. I esp liked the veggie mix I had never eaten w/herring before & the sweetness the sugar added. Every piece of the recipe works to its advantage. Do not skip the chill time as it does enhance the flavors & I suggest draining the liquid from the salad prior to serving. Thx for sharing this sure-to-be-repeated recipe w/us. Yum!.

twissis August 02, 2013

I am making this for Pammyowl's cookathon. I was very sad to hear about her passing. <br/>This recipe is very delicious and tastes like something my German mother would have made. I will continue to use the recipe and will think of Pam when I do.

mandabears March 12, 2014

My maternal grandfather got me hooked on pickled herring when I was a kid, so I wasn't surprised that I enjoyed this. The veggies were a perfect complement to the fish. I agree with twissis about draining the salad before serving, because there's quite a bit of liquid. I'll definitely be making this again when I have a craving for pickled herring. Thanks for posting! Made for The Hot Pink Panthers for ZWT9

Muffin Goddess August 11, 2013