Herring and Beet Salad

To keep this classic Christmas salad from becoming a shocking shade of pink (unless, of course, you like pink food), arrange the ingredients on a platter, offer the sour cream dressing on the side, and allow your guests to mix their own salads to taste.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 20 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8


  • 2 cups pickled herring pieces
  • 2 potatoes, peeled, boiled, and diced
  • 1 red apple, cored and diced
  • 1 green apple, cored and diced
  • 2 cups pickled beets, diced
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • Lemon zest and 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. beet juice
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • ¼ tsp. pepper


  • In a large bowl, whisk together the sour cream, lemon juice, lemon zest, beet juice, sugar, and pepper. Fold in herring, potatoes, apples, and beets.