West coast salad (Västkustsallad) recipe


  • serves 2
  • A little effort

Västkustsallad is a popular salad in Sweden. There are different versions of this west coast salad served all over Sweden with various seafood – the mushrooms are a constant though.



  • asparagus tips 150g
  • button mushrooms 150g, sliced
  • lemon ½, juiced
  • dill 1 tbsp of chopped
  • large cooked prawns 10
  • cooked crab 100g
  • lemon wedges to serve
  • chives to serve
  • warm baguette to serve
  • mayonnaise 3 tbsp
  • dill 1 tbsp of chopped
  • lemon ½, juice
  • garlic 1 clove, halved


  • Step 1

    Step 1

    Mix the dressing ingredients and leave while you make everything else.

  • Step 2

    Step 2

    Cook the asparagus in boiling salted water until just tender. Rinse under cold water then drain really well. Put in a bowl with the mushrooms, dill, lemon juice and 1 tbsp of olive oil. Season and toss together.

  • Step 3

    Step 3

    Divide the asparagus and mushrooms between plates. Top with the crab and prawns. Scoop the garlic out of the dressing then spoon the dressing over the seafood. Finish with extra dill sprigs if you like.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 506
  • Fat 41.8g
  • Saturates 6.3g
  • Carbs 3g
  • Fibre 3.1g
  • Protein 27.9g
  • Salt 2.3g