Super-quick Scandi supper

Super-quick Scandi supper

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 5 mins


Serves 4
Whip up this stylish, Scandinavian platter and let your friends help themselves

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal504
  • fat11g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs68g
  • sugars13g
  • fibre7g
  • protein37g
  • salt2.68g


  • 2 skinless salmon fillets
  • 300g tub low-fat cottage cheese
  • small bunch dill, chopped
  • 4 spring onions,sliced
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp caster sugar
  • 1 cucumber, halved lengthways, deseeded and very thinly sliced
  • 15lbs 10oz pack cooked beetroot, sliced



    A favourite in 1970s British salads (cooked and pickled in vinegar), beetroot is a root…

  • 500g pack rye bread


  1. Cook the salmon in the microwave on High for 3 mins or until just cooked through. Remove and break up into large flakes, then allow to cool slightly.

  2. Mix the cottage cheese, dill and spring onions with some seasoning. in another bowl mix the white wine vinegar and sugar until the sugar dissolves, then add the cucumber. Put the beetroot into another bowl.

  3. Lightly toast the rye bread, then bring everything to the table and dig in.

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bob street's picture
bob street
11th Feb, 2020
15lbs 10oz beetroot is about 7kg. I think that might be overdoing it.
28th Sep, 2013
Love this - would never have thought of putting this together myself but eat it regularly now. A lovely quick, healthy supper and a great way to eat a portion of oily fish.
evil_angelwings's picture
10th Jul, 2013
Whilst I agree this isn't a recipe, more of an idea of the smörgåsbord-style of presentation, I don't think it deserves all this negativity. Also, as someone currently living in Sweden, all the flavours here such as the salmon, dill, beetroot, cucumber and rye are text-book Swedish flavours! I could step into any cafe along the high street here and find these things on offer for lunch.
25th Apr, 2013
Not tried this, but looks good! I will try but felt that I had to leave a comment about the comments!! I was brought up by simple rules, one on the best was "If you have nothing good to say, best not say anything" There's a few here who could learn from that! Well Done Good Food, keep it up and don't take the negatives to heart...
27th Nov, 2012
This is a good idea, even if it isn't a recipe, and it's the sort of presentation that would inspire me to transpose it to say, Indian, Chinese or Mexican cusine for example. So, I've got it bookmarked to spark my imagination when I'm feeling uninspired.
8th May, 2012
Whilst I agree that this is not strictly speaking a recipe, more "construction cooking", it is useful inspiration for those of us devoid of imagination at the end of a long day (particulary as I cook for a living too!). I particularly liked the fact that, whilst it may not strictly speaking be Scandinavian, it uses fresh and light ingredients. We enjoyed it as it made a nice change from bread, cheese and cold meats.
17th Aug, 2011
I have my own version. Get some rye bread (or other bread if you prefer). Go to the fridge and take out anything that still looks edible. Cut things decoratively add a bit of dressing (if you wish) and arrange on a plate. Is this a recipe?'s picture
16th Aug, 2011
I agree with most of you,This is not cooking,This is not even Scandanvian food apart from the bread. I have been to sweeden loads of times and its nothing like this.Sorry Good Food.
16th Aug, 2011
Not tried this yet, but think it sounds really nice - different
candicelli's picture
16th Aug, 2011
I think it's a wonderful inspiration for recreating a special cuisine at home. Thank you, Good Food!


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