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Tomato Herring Salad

The tomato sauce, red onions, eggs, cucumbers, greens and tomatoes present a colorful looking dish. There are plenty of tasty bits of goodness with the addition of the cheese. Serve with crusty bread for a delicious meal.
Course Lunch, Salad
Cuisine American, Jewish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 2 7.5 ounce can of Tomato Herring drained cut into medium size chunks
  • 4 hard boiled eggs, peeled, cut into quarters
  • 4-6 slices red onions, separated into rings
  • 4 small tomatoes, cut into quarters
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 8 sprigs of dill for garnish
  • 1 large cucumber, peeled and sliced into small rings
  • 1 8 oz. block of cheese, cut into small chunks your choice, Swiss, Cheddar, or Havarti
  • black pepper for sprinkling


  1. On a large platter, place a small bowl in the center to to hold the sour cream. Put sour cream in that bowl. Surrounding the sour cream, evenly spread the salad greens. Arrange the cut up herring around the cup, then place cucumber around the herring. Place the tomatoes around the cucumbers and arrange the eggs around the tomatoes. Place cheese around the eggs. Scatter the red onions all over the top. Sprinkle dill all over the salad. Sprinkle black pepper over everything.