4+ Classic German Salad Recipes

Here Are Some of Our Best and Authentic German Salad Recipes!

Need a great salad side dish? Consider a German salad recipe! There are lots of different authentic German salads out there.

However, there are also lots of original salad recipes that have been modified over the years and taken on new tastes and flavors.

In this article, you can find truly authentic German salad recipes that were – and to this day still are – made in Germany.

Photo Collage of carrot salad, potato salad, tomato salad and cucumber salad in bowl
These are some of the salads that we like making…

Since Lisa is German, we basically regularly make some form of German salad at home (it’s just what she grew up eating). So, these recipes are still what she’s making even now that we moved to North America.

Some of the most popular types of German salads that you might have heard of are German cucumber salad, German potato salad, and German tomato salad. Fear not, because you’ll find a recipe for each of these salads on this list.

As with many other recipes, there are, of course, different versions of these salads. Some Germans make oil and vinegar cucumber salads, while others prefer to add some sour cream.

So there really is not just one way to make the salad – the same as in North America when there are lots of different variations for different dishes!

Photo Collage of carrot salad, potato salad, tomato salad and cucumber salad in bowl

Of course, there are also other German salads that you might not be that familiar with. Two salads that Lisa regularly made with her dad growing up are radish salad and herring salad. We’ll make them and put them up on the website very soon!

Other salads that are often eaten are simple German lettuce salads, beet salad, and asparagus salad (when it’s in season – asparagus is very big in Germany), along with many regional-specific salads.

Again, we’ll update this article as we add more German salads to our website – for now, enjoy the few that we have already up!

German Salad Recipes

Searching for some delicious side dishes? These awesome German salad recipes are sure to work for your taste buds. Served up and enjoyed hot or cold, these German salads are made from simple ingredients, often quick to make, and pair well with a number of different dishes!

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