These easy German salad recipes and quick dips such as German potato salads, cucumber salads, spinach dip and so much more will delight your family and guests.
These are salads that seem to find their way onto every buffet table.
We particularly like them for picnics as well.
There are so many different potato salads, all traditional, yet so different.
In fact, it's said there are as many types of potato salads as there are German cooks.
Asparagus Salad - delicious spring-time salad
Bean Salad - delicious, healthy, and great for picnics
Confetti Salad - a type of potato salad, just more filling
Corn Salad - a colorful and quick German salad
Cucumber Salad - all-time favorite salad
Egg Salad - great any time
German Potato Salads - many to chose from
Fennel Salad - serve this with crunchy apples
Herring Salad - easy dinner salad of marinated herring
Lettuce Salad with Grapes - delicious change from traditional
Lettuce Salad with Sour Cream Dressing - sweet-sour and creamy!
Sauerkraut Salad - so traditional, so delicious, so healthy!
Tomato Salad - a traditional German summer salad
Tuna Salad - German-style with a twist!
Need help making a salad dressing? Here are some of the best salad dressing recipes from Creative-Salad-Recipes.com.
Blue Cheese Dip - quick and super delicious!
Easy Spinach Hummus - delicious, healthy, and easy!
Layered Taco Dip - oops, not German, but oh, so good!
Spinach Dip - put this in a hollowed-out pumpernickel bread
There's the "new" traditional - Corn Salad - a colorful and quick German salad. When I said "new" traditional, that's because I didn't grow up with corn. Corn was food for animals, not people. That's the tradition my parents brought to Canada with them when they emigrated from Germany.
Although I enjoyed corn at my friend's house, it took quite a while before I saw it in our house. It carried the stigma of "cattle feed".
So, imagine my surprise when I visit Germany for the first time 50 years later and order a house salad in a very fine restaurant. A lovely salad arrives, sprinkled on top with corn! Canned corn!
A favourite that I grew up with is the herring salad. A super simple fast supper this one is. Tasting sweet and creamy, served with boiled new potatoes. That's all that's needed. It's a real kid pleaser, for my kids anyways.
Want something totally different? Try some great Raspberry Salad Recipes by visiting my friend, Lois's website www.raspberry-depot.com.
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