Herring and Pickled Cucumber Appetizer

SELDWe are glad to share one more recipe of a delicious Ukrainian appetizer with you. This starter has a rather piquant and savoury taste. Its main ingredients are herring and pickled cucumbers, the products which are very popular among Ukrainians. The appetizer can be cooked rather quickly. Its recips is simple and time-saving. In addition, this dish is rather nourishing.

If you dream to organise a party in Ukainian style, then treat your guests with this appetizer. We assure you, they will be both surprised and delighted.


  • 2-3 dill twigs
  • 140 g (5 oz) carrot
  • 1/2 loaf of black bread
  • 140 g (5 oz) bulb onion
  • 100 g (3,5 oz) sour cream
  • 170 g (6 oz) canned green peas
  • 700 g (1,5 lb) marinated herring
  • 130 g (4,5 oz) pickled cucumber
  • black ground pepper – to taste
  • salt – to taste


Cut marinated herring into medium pieces. Rinse carrots, boil them and cut finely. Peel bulb onions and cube them. Dice pickled cucumbers. Mix the prepared vegetables together. Add green peas and sour cream. Toss gently to combine. Adjust salt and pepper to your taste.

Slice a loaf of black bread. Grease the bread slices with the prepared mass. Place the pieces of herring above. Decorate the appetizer with dill twigs and serve.

Enjoy your meal!