Matjes Herring Salad in Yogurt Sauce


This dish was served at the German embassy in Washington, DC at German Unity Day celebration on October 3rd. The flavor of marinated matjes herring is complemented by German dill pickles, and a smooth, creamy taste of mayonnaise and vanilla yogurt.
Course Appetizers
Cuisine Bremen, Hamburg
Keyword Bismarck, Herring, Karneval, Lent, Matjes, Rollmops
Region Bremen


  • 2 lbs Matjes Herring, marinated in jars. Also use Bismarck herring or Rollmops herring.
  • 1 green apple Grannie Smith
  • 1 medium size white onion
  • 1 can German dill pickles
  • 1 cup premium mayonnaise
  • 1 cup vanilla yogurt
  • freshly chopped parsley or dill


  • Drain the herring and slice into 1 inch pieces.
  • Cut the white onion into fine slices. Peel apple and cut into slices. Cut dill pickles into small slices.
  • Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Add mayonnaise and vanilla yogurt, mix well.
  • Add freshly chopped parsley to garnish and salt and pepper to taste.
Recipe courtesy of Design Cuisine, VA

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