Summery Dutch Salad Recipes

Delicious Dutch Salad Recipes that Taste of the Summer

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

    Smoked Mackerel Salad Recipe

    Smoked Mackerel Salad. Photo © Mo’ Media Publishing

    This recipe from Dutch cookbook Kookboek voor Meisjes van 8 tot 88 has every element that makes up a great dish: something crunchy, creamy, sweet, tangy, bitter and salty. And it's full of brain-boosting omega fatty acids too.

  • 03 of 09

    Egg Salad with Tarragon Recipe

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    Egg Salad with Tarragon. Photo © K. Engelbrecht

    A recipe for egg salad should be in every home cook's repertoire. Our easy version features tarragon and spring onions, but you could easily adapt this sandwich salad recipe to suit your taste. Add to sliced boiled potatoes for a rich and satisfying potato salad.

  • 04 of 09

    Asparagus Salad with Goat's Cheese & Honey

    Roasted green asparagus salad. Photo © Terra

    This quick and easy recipe from Spitsuurkoken cookbook combines grilled green asparagus spears with chevre and honey. Great for a summer-time lunch with a crunchy white baguette.

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  • 05 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.

  • 06 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 sea foam 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.

  • 07 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.

  • 08 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.

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

    Coleslaw is a typical barbeque standby and 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.