German Herring Salad Recipe

Canned beets adds to ease of making this German Herring Salad Recipe with herring, bread and butter pickles, red apples and mayonnaise.

German Herring Salad

Wait to add the mayonnaise to this German Herring Salad; it will help the salad stay fresh.

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A German Herring Salad comes from Susan Aue-Schneider, Farmingville, New York. “My parents are from Germany,” she writes, “and make Herring Salad every Christmas Eve.”

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German Herring Salad Recipe

1 jar (16 to 20 ounces) herring in wine sauce
1 jar bread and butter pickles, whole or spears
2 to 3 red apples
3 cans sliced beets (about 14 ounces total)

Dice all items into small pieces (size of canned diced carrots); combine. Do not add mayonnaise until you are ready to serve. Add to your liking (this also helps keep the rest of the salad fresh for a number of days).