• 6 herring fillets, sliced
  • 6 boiled potatoes, peeled and cut into slices
  • 2 red onions, chopped

Dressing ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 4 tablespoons sour cream or crème fraîche
  • 4 tablespoons seeded mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • Red onion, cucumber slices and dill for garnish

Author of this recipe

Louise FitzRoy

Louise FitzRoy

Food blogger / food writer

I love everything there is to love about cooking. The fresh ingredients, the tantalising smells and the creativeness of concocting a dish using food you’ve never heard of before. Besides yoga,... Read more

The wind whistles past my ears as I scramble to stop the car door blowing off its hinges. It’s October in Iceland and the first “real” wintry days have hit the island, as the last of the sheep are mustered from the highlands before the snow sets in.

This potato salad, served with herring, is a favourite among the locals and one which I really enjoyed during my visit.

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  1. Stir together the mayonnaise, sour cream and mustard.
  2. Add the honey and lemon juice.
  3. Combine potato slices, herring and red onion.
  4. Pour over the dressing and add garnish.

Tips from the author

This recipe is inspired after my visit to Iceland in October 2016. Read the full story on my blog "Land of fire and ice".

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