German Traditional Salad Recipes

German Traditional Salad Recipes

The German traditional salad recipes offer various ways to prepare a salad. The dressings are either creamy or just vinegar and oil mixed with some spices and fresh herbs. Some of the German traditional salad recipes are prepared for lettuce, vegetables and fruit. Others are prepared for pasta, meat, or poultry. The salads can be combined or decorated with cheese and eggs. These salad are great side dishes to either use them to complete a main course or using them to create a buffet for parties. They are also a great addition for a barbecue in the backyard. Step-by-step instructions supported by pictures make it easy to prepare these homemade salads.

In any case with Oma’s traditional German salad recipes you might find one that you like. While German potato salad is very popular, Oma’s simple salad recipes include as well chicken salad, red beet salad or just a lettuce salad to mention a few.

Green Bean Salad Recipe

Green Bean Salad Recipe

Green Bean Salad Green Bean Salad is called Bohnensalat in Germany. I make the salad with canned beans or fresh beans, depending on the time of the year. Ingredients for Green Bean Salad: 4 cans (each 411g – 14.5 oz) of French-cut green beans OR 1 kg – 2.2 lb. fresh green beans 1 ½ […]

Homemade Chicken Salad

Homemade Chicken Salad with a Pineapple Dressing

Homemade Chicken Salad Homemade Chicken Salad is called Huehnchensalat in Germany. Ingredients for Chicken Salad: 1 whole, fully-cooked roasted chicken 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil 3 hard-boiled eggs 2 tablespoons of ketchup 1 teaspoon of salt 1 can 227 g ( 8 oz) of crushed pineapple (in natural juice—not syrup) 2 tablespoons of sour cream […]

Hard Boiled Eggs Recipe

Hard Boiled Eggs Recipe. Eatable Mushroom Decoration.

Hard Boiled Eggs Recipe Hard boiled eggs recipe is called Rezept mit hartgekochten Eiern in Germany. Ingredients for Hard Boiled Eggs Recipe: 10 hard boiled eggs 10 small tomatoes Mayonnaise for decoration Preparation of Hard Boiled Eggs: Boil your eggs in a pot of water for about 10 minutes or use an electrical egg cooker. […]

Iceberg Lettuce Salad Recipe

Iceberg Lettuce Salad Recipe with Apples and Gorgonzola

Iceberg Lettuce Salad Recipe Iceberg Lettuce Salad Recipe with apples and Gorgonzola. Iceberg Lettuce is called Eisbergsalat in Germany. Ingredients for Iceberg Lettuce Salad Recipe: 1 head of iceberg lettuce 1 ½ tablespoons of white wine vinegar 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil 2 tablespoons of sour cream ½ – 1 cup of crumbled Gorgonzola 2 […]

Belgian Endive Salad Recipe

Belgian Endive Salad Recipe with Goat Cheese

Belgian Endive Salad Recipe The Belgian Endive Salad Recipe is a great recipe for an appetizer. Belgian Endive Salad is called either Belgischer Endiviensalat or Chicorée in Germany. Ingredients for the Belgian Endive Salad Recipe: 12 Belgian endive leaves (approximately 4 endives) 1 can 425 g (15 oz) of mandarin oranges few drops of olive […]

Stuffed Olives Recipe

Stuffed Olives Recipe with Cream Cheese and Herbs

Stuffed Olives Recipe The Stuffed Olives Recipe is easy to prepare. Stuffed Olives are called gefuellte Oliven in Germany. Ingredients: 113 g (4 oz) of cream cheese 1 stem of rosemary salt chives 2 cloves of garlic Preparation: Pick up a variety of olives in multiple colors (Kalimata, Nicoise, Liguria, Gaita, and Mission—just to name […]

Melon Dessert

Melon Dessert. A Basket filled with Fruit

Melon Dessert This Melon Dessert is a watermelon shaped into a basket with a knife and filled with fruits. Melon Dessert is called Melonennachtisch in Germany.  Ingredients for Melon Dessert: 1 watermelon (for the basket) ½ honeydew melon ½ cantaloupe 1 papaya 2 mangoes ½ cup of blueberries (for decoration) Preparation: As the melon basket […]

Melon Salad Recipe

Melon Salad Recipe with a sour cream dressing

Melon Salad Recipe This Melon Salad Recipe is so easy to prepare. Melon Salad is called Melonensalat in Germany. Ingredients for Melon Salad: 1 watermelon 1 red onion cut in rings 1 cup of sour cream ½ of mayonnaise salt pepper Preparation of Melon Salad: Cut the watermelon into cubes. Slice the onions into rings and […]

Tomato Salad Recipe

Tomato Salad Recipe with an Onion Parsley Dressing

Tomato Salad Recipe This Tomato Salad recipe brings out the real flavor of the fruit. Tomato Salad is called Tomatensalat in Germany. Ingredients for Tomato Salad recipe: 1200 g  (2.64 lb.) of fresh tomatoes 4 tablespoons of olive oil 3 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar ½ cup of diced onions OR shallots 2 tablespoons of chopped […]

Cucumber Salad Recipe

Cucumber Salad Recipe

Cucumber Salad Recipe This Cucumber Salad Recipe is easy to follow. Cucumber salad is called Gurkensalat in Germany. This Cucumber Salad Recipe serves about 6 people. Ingredients for Cucumber Salad Recipe: 1 large or 2 small cucumbers about 800 g (1.76 lb) 6 tablespoons of whipping cream 3 tablespoons of sunflower oil OR vegetable oil 1 […]