Swedish Dishes

7 Swedish Dishes You Have To Try

There are some incredibly diverse and tasty Swedish dishes to try when you visit the country or to cook when you return home. The food in Sweden features fresh, local ingredients; as a Scandinavian country with four distinct seasons, Sweden’s food culture has been shaped by its climate.

With travel options limited at the moment, these recipes are the ideal way to get a taste of Sweden. They aren’t just any recipes either as they come from some of the world’s top food bloggers. The best of the best who have meticulously created these Swedish dishes so as you can too. Make sure to bookmark their blogs and to check the other recipes on their sites.

You will be absolutely drooling as you starting looking through some of this amazing food from Sweden

The Best Swedish Dishes

1. Swedish Meatballs

The best homemade Swedish meatballs, swimming in the most amazing creamy and rich gravy sauce! They are very hearty, tender and packed with fantastic flavours. They taste much better than the IKEA meatballs.  A must-try recipe for meatball lovers!

Recipe created by Tati.

2. Swedish Sticky Chocolate Cake

It’s simple to make, super-chocolatey and calls for pantry staples that you are likely to already have on hand. As an extra bonus, the cake happens to be gluten free.

Recipe created by Kristi.

3. Swedish Cinnamon Rolls

These beautiful rolls are twisted forms and their cardamom-scented innards give them a special feel for these warm and cozy months.

Recipe created by Kate.

4. Swedish Glogg

For this Glogg recipe, you get to choose if you want to add almonds and raisins. Also, you can use akvavit, vodka, whiskey, rum or schnapps together with bitter orange essence, instead of the bitter orange liqueur.

Recipe created by Helen.

Swedish Dishes

5. Quick Pickled Cucumber

This Quick Pickled Cucumber, flavoured with dill, makes a delicious accompaniment to serve with Swedish Meatballs, cured fish, burgers and cold meats.

Recipe created by Eb.

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6. Gravlax Salmon

Gravlax is cured with a salt and sugar brine as described above. “Grav” comes from the word “grav” and actually refers to grave, so in this case the salmon is buried in salt and sugar and herbs and then deeply buried by the placement of a rock or heavy cans.

So the key thing about gravlax is that it is cured not smoked. Which is why you can make this at home!

Recipe created by Abbe.

Swedish Dishes

7. Hasselback Potatoes

Today’s Hasselback Potatoes are originally Swedish where they’re called Hasselbackspotatis. They are somewhere in between a baked and roasted potatoes. There are claims that they are a very traditional Swedish recipe from the 1700s. However, it appears that Hasselback Potatoes were created in 1953 by Leif Elisson.

Recipe created by Aparna.

Swedish Dishes

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Big 7 Travel Team