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.

| November/December 2013

  • Wait to add the mayonnaise to this German Herring Salad; it will help the salad stay fresh.
    Photo By iStockphoto/CCat82

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).

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