Traditional German Side Dishes

Traditional German Side Dishes

Who does not know the famous traditional German Side Dishes? On the one hand there are potatoes, dumplings, spaetzle, pasta and rice. On the other hands there are basic recipes for vegetables and salads to complete a meal. Some of the side dishes are served warm others are cold. In any case, picking the right side dish to your meal makes it perfect. Oma provides recipes as well as how to combine them for a great dinner. One of her favorite combined meals are beef roast with yeast dumplings and goulash with homemade spaetzle. Adding some of her favorite vegetable side dishes like red cabbage or boston lettuce just delicious.

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Easter Wreath Bread

Easter Wreath Bread decorated with colored Eggs

Easter Wreath Bread Easter Wreath Bread is called Osterkranz in Germany. Ingredients for Easter Wreath Bread: 600 g (21 oz) of all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon of salt 80 g ( 3 oz) of sugar 125 g (4.4 oz) of butter 300 ml (10 oz) of milk 2 packages of dry yeast rapid rise peel from […]

Chinese Cabbage Salad Recipe

Chinese Cabbage Salad Recipe with Apples

Chinese Cabbage Salad Recipe Chinese Cabbage Salad Recipe. Chinese Cabbage Salad is called Chinakohlsalat in Germany. The recipe serves about 6-8 people. Ingredients for Chinese Cabbage Salad Recipe: 454 g (1 lb) of Chinese Cabbage 1 apple ½ teaspoon of caraway seeds 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil 2 tablespoons of  “Hengstenberg Seasoned Vinegar” OR your own […]

Homemade Marinated Herring Recipe

Homemade Marinated Herring in Rich Cream Sauce

Homemade Marinated Herring Homemade Marinated Herring is called eingelegter Herring in Germany. Ingredients for Homemade Marinated Herring: 8 salted herrings dressed (900g-1000 g – 2-2.2 lbs) OR jar of herring in wine sauce (900g-1000g – 2–2.2 lbs) 946 ml (1 quart) of buttermilk 8 mustard seeds Salt 6 juniper berries 1 bay leaf pepper lemon […]

Green Bean Recipe

Green Bean Recipe with Chanterelles and Corn

Green Bean Recipe This Green Bean Recipe is always a great side dish for holidays. It is easy to prepare ahead of time and easy to place the finished dish in the freezer. Ingredients for Green Bean Recipe: 1000 g (2.2 lb.) of green beans 4–6 ears of corn 300 g (10.5 oz) of Chanterelles […]