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Scandinavian Recipes for Spring

If you’d like to add a good dose of Scandinavian lightness to your spring recipes, food is a great way to begin. After all, food has a way of connecting people, and togetherness is a big part of that Scandinavian way of life. Whether you enjoy baking or simply want some ideas for switching up the dinner rotation, here is a collection of Scandinavian recipes for spring.

Appetizers & Snacks

Creamy Shrimp and Dill on Cucumber Slices (Skagenröra)

Broiled Mussels with Dill Butter

Norwegian Cardamom Buns (Boller)

Finnish Spinach Pancakes with Lingonberries


Classic Cucumber and Dill Salad

Smoked Mackerel Salad with Radishes and Vinegary Cucumbers


Smørbrød with Pickled Herring, Egg Salad, Watercress, and Dill

Norwegian “Prince Fish” with Asparagus and White Sauce

Wine-Steamed Cauliflower with Creamy Shrimp Sauce


Chilled Rhubarb Soup with Vanilla Ice Cream

Norwegian Bløtkake with Strawberries and Cream

Lemon-Flecked Norwegian Sunshine Cake

Swedish Fudgy Chocolate Cake (Kladdkaka)

Icelandic Happy Marriage Cake (Hjónabandssaela)

Whipped Lingonberry “Troll Cream”

Kvæfjordkake (Norwegian “World’s Best Cake”)

What are some of YOUR favorite Scandinavian recipes for spring? Leave a comment and let me know!

Want more recipes?

I’ve curated a collection of some of my favorite Scandinavian and Nordic cookbooks over on my Amazon page. Check it out–perhaps you’ll find some new favorites as well!

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  • Linda Quast

    Thank you for sharing the recipes. I am specially excited about the Blotkake recipe. We have had it three times in Norway, including at the 17th of May celebration in Oslo. My Norwegian “sister” made it for me when I celebrated a “big” birthday in Norway at the farm where my grandfather was born. I am anxious to try making it here at home.

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