If your pandemic cooking routine needs a little inspiration this summer, then you’re in the right place! In this post you’ll find a mix of Nordic-inspired and traditional Scandinavian summer recipes for every course, from my lightened up version of the classic Skagenröra to a variety of fruit-forward desserts to help you use up all those berries and rhubarb. Read on for recipes for a delicious Scandinavian summer!


Creamy Shrimp and Dill on Cucumber Slices (Skagenröra)

Roasted Oysters with Rhubarb Mignonette

Plums with Blue Cheese, Walnuts, and Crispbread

Main Courses

Grilled Salmon with Lemon-Horseradish Cream

Simply Poached Prawns with Herb Sauce

Norwegian Bacalao Stew

Sides & Salads

Strawberry and Rye Berry Salad

Scandinavian Summer Potato Salad

New Potatoes and Chanterelles with Lemon and Dill


Shrimp Smørrebrød with Lemon and Cucumber

Smørbrød with Pickled Herring, Egg Salad, a Tangle of Watercress, and Dill

To Drink

Queen’s Berries Martini

Sparkling Aquavit Cocktail with Strawberry


Norwegian Bløtkake with Strawberries and Cream

Nordic Blueberry Tart with Rye

Icelandic Happy Marriage Cake (Hjónabandssaela)

Norwegian Rhubarb Cake

Rhubarb Cardamom Crisp with Buckwheat Streusel and Whipped Crème Fraîche

Swedish Mazarin Torte with Nectarines (Mazarintårta)

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

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