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Norwegian-Style Bean Salad

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Beans

Published by Harmony Books

This image courtesy of Joseph DeLeo

North meets south in this classic Norwegian herring and potato dish, turned into a bean one. It’s quick to make and, although it sounds like an odd combination, it’s unusually delicious.

CostInexpensive

Easy

Total Timeunder 15 minutes

OccasionCasual Dinner Party, Family Get-together

Recipe Courseappetizer, hors d'oeuvre

Dietary Considerationegg-free, peanut free, soy free, tree nut free

Mealsnack

Type of Dishdip/spread

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked black-eyed peas, still warm, drained
  • 1 16-ounce jar herring bits in wine sauce, undrained
  • 1 large cucumber, peeled, seeded, and diced (about ½ cups)
  • 2 tablespoons snipped fresh dill or 2 teaspoons dried dillweed
  • Freshly ground black or white pepper to taste
  • Crackers or flatbread (optional)

Instructions

  1. Combine the black-eyed peas, herring, cucumber, dill, and pepper. Taste and adjust seasoning.

  2. Serve at room temperature with crisp crackers or flatbread, if desired.

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