Pickled Herring Salad

"If you like pickled herring, try this refreshing salad!"
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Ready In:
1hr 40mins




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

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  1. twissis
    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!.
  2. mandabears
    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.
  3. Muffin Goddess
    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


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