Easy Scandinavian Recipes | olivemagazine

Not spotted your favourite Scandinavian dish? Do you know an awesome Swedish chef or food writer that you’d like to see featured here? Email us or contact us on social media at @olivemagazine to let us know!

Tuck into your Scandinavian food and escape to Sweden virtually with our foodie trip to Skåne. Now try our top Eurovision recipes.

Easy Scandinavian recipes

Easy cinnamon buns

Check out our easiest ever cinnamon buns. Bake and enjoy now or save for a weekend breakfast – just make sure to eat them warm from the oven.

More like this

Easy Cinnamon Bun Recipe

Cardamom buns

Our cheat’s take on classic Scandi treat uses bread mixes as a genius shortcut – just add butter and spices for the ultimate swirl bun.

A wooden platter of cardamom buns with a mug of black coffee

The smörgåsbord

This Swedish-inspired sharing feast makes for an impressive spread. Featuring cheese, fish, potato and egg, it’s a great alternative to a buffet if you’re feeding a crowd at a gathering.

A smörgåsbord with cheese, pickles and fish on a white table

Swedish-meatball inspired nachos

Classic nachos have taken a Scandi-inspired twist, topped with pork meatballs, lingonberry sauce and fresh dill – perfect for when you’re hosting a movie night.

Swedish meatball nachos on a tray with fresh dill and lingonberry jam on the side

Danish potato crunch with preserved lemons

This Danish potato recipe comes from Danish chef and food writer, Trine Hahnemann. Trine says: “We need to celebrate the potato as a worthy staple in the northern hemisphere. The tubers store well in winter and, because of the starch they contain, make a great binder that is useful in a lot of vegetable cooking. Their CO2 footprint is also lower than that of other carbohydrates, such as pasta and rice. Potatoes deserve their place in everyday cooking, not only as a side dish, but as the main event, in all its endless variations.”

A crunchy potato traybake

Classic gravadlax

This melt-in-your-mouth salmon dish is cured in the traditional Scandinavian way with sea salt, dill and pepper. Serve on toasted rye bread à la Scandi or with one of our salads below.


Swedish meatball bake with cucumber salad

This Swedish-style meatball bake is perfect for sharing with family and friends. Drizzle with soured cream and serve with a homemade cucumber salad and some crusty bread.

One Pot Swedish Meatballs Recipe With Cucumber Salad

Red cabbage, apple and pomegranate salad

Another Danish recipe from Trine Hahnemann. She says: “This is a classic Hahnemann recipe and I make it whenever I can find pomegranates… In Denmark, we used only to be able to find pomegranates around Christmas time, but now I see them much more frequently. Still, in my kitchen, they remain a real winter treat.”

A red cabbage, apple and pomegranate salad in a white bowl

Danish fig tart with brandy cream

“Figs are sweet and surprising, promising adventures and new frontiers,” says recipe author Trine Hahnemann. Try them in this fancy filo tart, served with warming brandy cream.

A whole filo pastry fig tart

Scandinavian scallops

Scallops, leeks and reindeer are served on a bed of mussel sauce in this recipe from Joni Ketonen, the Finnish head chef at Eldr restaurant in Belgravia.

A sophisticated plate of food including seared scallops and nasturtium leaves

Cardamom and raspberry Swedish buns

Try these delicious filled buns inspired by classic Scandinavian baking. Made with a brioche-style dough and filled with raspberries, the family will love them.

Cardamom and raspberry Swedish buns

Swedish meatballs with mash and lingonberry sauce

We all love meatballs and pasta – but have you ever tried them with mash, Swedish-style? Lingonberries are a European relation of the cranberry – you can buy lingonberry sauce from Ikea, or just use cranberry sauce instead.

Swedish-style meatballs with mash and lingonberry sauce on a plate

Swedish mushroom soup

Try an authentic Swedish mushroom soup garnished with cauliflower, fried mushrooms, cress and roasted hazelnuts. Created by the chef and owner of the restaurant, Human.

Mushroom soup topped with roasted cauliflower, fried mushrooms, roasted hazelnuts and cress with a spoon inside

Skagen toast

Invented by Swede Tore Wretman in 1958, skagen is now firmly established as a traditional Scandinavian dish. It’s really easy and makes a nice, sophisticated change to a prawn cocktail.

Shrimp Skagen Recipe

Finnish lohikeitto (salmon and potato soup)

Flavoured with dill and allspice, this salmon and potato soup is a Finnish classic. Try it all year round for a comforting dinner.

Potato Soup Recipe with Salmon (Lohikeitto)

Jansson’s temptation

Scandinavian food has a reputation for simplicity, dishes taste of their core ingredients and made with little fuss. In Sweden, where this dish originates, it would be made with cured sprats rather than anchovies.

Jansson's Temptation Recipe

Beetroot and gin-cured salmon gravadlax

Try our zesty and boozy gravadlax, perfect for lunches, canapés or as a show-stopping centrepiece for Midsummer’s Eve. Wear gloves when you’re grating the beetroot to avoid getting stained hands.

Beetroot and gin-cured salmon

Venison tartare with blueberries and juniper

This dish is courtesy of executive chef Henrik Ritzén at Nordic restaurant Aquavit, London. Soft and beguiling venison tartare is joined by spicy blueberries. Aquavit uses scraps of batter for crunch, but you can also serve with croutons or toast.


Smoked mackerel on rye

This recipe for smoked mackerel on rye with horseradish cream and pickled radish makes for a great lunch or lighter dinner for one. The horseradish gives it a punchy kick.

Smoked Mackerel Open Sandwich Recipe On Rye Bread

Scandi-style salmon with pickled potato salad

A sophisticated meal for two, this quick and easy salmon fillet with sharp and creamy potato salad is exactly what you need to lift you out of that mid-week work slump.

Scandi-Style Salmon Recipe with Potato Salad

Apple salad

Sliced fennel, apple and smoked mackerel come together in this fresh Nordic salad. Serve at lunch or as a starter accompanied by good bread.

Three plates topped with shredded fennel, sliced apple and chunks of mackerel

Salt-baked beetroot with herby yogurt dressing

This hearty, rugged salad is inspired by the Bar Tartine cookbook. Salt baking will intensify the taste of earthy beetroot. This recipe is perfect for a midweek salad or a sharing starter for any summer meal.

Salt-Baked Beetroot with Herby Yogurt Dressing

Shrimp Skagen (Skagenröra)

This simple prawn starter is courtesy of executive chef Henrik Ritzén at Nordic restaurant Aquavit, London. If you can’t get fresh horseradish, use 1 tbsp of horseradish sauce instead.

Shrimp Skagen (Skagenröra)

Vodka-cured herring with dill blinis

Herring is a staple on the Swedish Midsummer table. Blinis with herrings cured in vodka and soured cream make the best canapés. Making the blinis is easy and the cured herrings are quick and easy to do, then leave to marinate until you need them.

Nordic gravadlax with mustard and dill sauce

Traditionally-cured salmon is a classic smörgåsbord all over the Nordic region and this dish is picked up with a pokey mustard and dill sauce. This starter is courtesy of executive chef Henrik Ritzén at Nordic restaurant Aquavit, London.


Celeriac, mustard and lovage

This smörgåsbord dish is also from executive chef Henrik Ritzén at Aquavit. Showing off Nordic flavours at their simplest and best, this dish is really easy to prepare. If you can’t find lovage use parsley instead.

celeriac and lovage

Beetroot, caper and dill salad

A quick and easy salad that takes minutes to prepare. Leave for the flavours to mingle then serve with hard-boiled eggs and fresh dill.

Scandi prawn salad

A zesty, Scandinavian-inspired prawn salad that would work really well as a festive dinner party starter.

Scandi prawn salad with pickled cucumber

Frozen Daim bar and almond cake

Recreate this adored treat created by Jonas Karlsson of Linnea restaurant in Kew. Frozen Daim bar parfait is topped with caramelised chopped almonds and amaretto sauce.

Frozen Daim bar and almond cake

Listen to Swedish chef Niklas Ekstedt chat about Midsummer traditions on our podcast…

#Easy #Scandinavian #Recipes #olivemagazine

Trả lời