Summery Dutch Salad Recipes

Salads are a fantastic way to make the most of summer's bounty of fruits and vegetables. Our fresh and flavorful salad recipes are loaded with good-for-you-greens, omega-fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, and anti-oxidants.

Many of the salads we've listed below can be enjoyed as a meal on their own, but most also work well as part of a lunch or dinner spread, served with steamed fish, barbecued meats, or grilled chicken.

  • 01 of 09
    Pickled Herring Salad. Photo © Jaap van Rijn

    Tangy Granny Smith apples, spicy horseradish, and creamy potatoes offer the perfect background for the fresh-sour flavor of pickled herring from Holland in this yummy potato salad recipe.

  • 02 of 09
    Salmon Tartare. Photo © Daniel Patriasz

    This salmon tartare is the ideal starter for hot summer days. All it needs is some sourdough toast and a glass of crisp white wine. Use only the best fresh salmon fillets to make the tartare - the fish really is the star of the show here.

  • 03 of 09
    Crunchy kohlrabi salad. Photo © K. Engelbrecht

    Kohlrabi is one of those forgotten vegetables that most people simply don't know what to do with. We love its soft seafoam color, subtle cabbage taste, and crisp bite. It’s perfect for salads when used raw - simply peel the vegetable and cut into paper-thin slices using a Japanese mandolin or kitchen knife.

  • 04 of 09
    Crispy cauliflower salad. Photo © K. Engelbrecht

    Harness all of cauliflower's cancer-fighting properties with this crispy cauliflower salad, featuring red onion, chili, lime, and coriander.

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  • 05 of 09
    Redcurrant & Feta Salad. Photo © K. Engelbrecht

    This fusion salad offers the full-on flavors of peppery arugula, tart tasting Dutch redcurrants, salty feta and briny black olives with an orient-inspired dressing of sweet ginger syrup, lime, and spicy chili oil.

  • 06 of 09
    Two-Cabbage Coleslaw. Photo © K. Engelbrecht

    Coleslaw is a typical barbeque standby and is fantastic served with steaks, burgers or hot dogs. Kids love it, so it's a great way to get them to eat their veggies. This nutritious version with two types of cabbage, carrots, leeks, paprika, and cress sprouts is nothing like the gloopy stuff many people think of at the mention of the word coleslaw.

  • 07 of 09
    Thousand-Tomato Salad. Photo © Fontaine

    With its mixed heirloom tomatoes, fragrant basil oil and homemade ricotta (made with goat's milk and coriander seeds), this fresh tomato salad from Home Made Summer cookbook couldn't be better.

  • 08 of 09
    Kohlrabi, Celeriac, Carrot, Crunchy Apple & Currant Slaw. Photo © Karin Engelbrecht

    This healthy recipe does what it says on the tin: grated kohlrabi, celeriac, carrots, crunchy apples and currants in a refreshing yogurt and mayonnaise dressing combine to create a delicious salad that screams backyard barbecue.

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  • 09 of 09
    Gray Mullet Carpaccio. Photo © Jaap van Rijn

    The raw rosy white flesh of gray mullet makes an elegant starter when thinly sliced, drizzled with a verdant herb sauce and served with mixed salad greens.