German Salad Recipes & Dips

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.

There's also 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! 

The traditional German potato salads and German cucumber salad are easy to make and taste delicious. These two 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. It's said there are as many types of potato salads as there are German cooks.

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

Try the hints at the bottom of the recipes. They will give you ideas to alter the salads and dips depending on your tastes and ingredient availabilities. You'll also find the best salad dressing recipes throughout the salad recipes. My favorite is a sour cream dressing that's so easy to make.

Try these German Salad Recipes

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

Try one of these Dips today

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


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Top of German Salad Recipes

› Salads

Oma's Salads & Dips

Cucumber Salad

sauerkraut salad

Sauerkraut Salad

fennel salad

Fennel Salad

corn salad

Corn Salad

potato salads

Oma's Potato Salads

asparagus salad

Asparagus Salad

herring salad

Herring Salad

egg salad

Egg Salad

tuna salad

Tuna Salad

bean salad

Bean Salad

tomato salad

Tomato Salad


Serve with . . .

carrot soup

Carrot Soup

homemade potato soup

Potato Soup

turkey rice soup

Turkey Rice Soup


What others are saying . . .

Anne says, "Just made this last week for my Birthday. I usually add walnut pieces or almond slivers. Can't believe it looks exactly the same as my Mama taught me some 40 years ago, the only thing what we did different, we use a fork to make the ridges in the apples. But they do open up better the way you do it with the knife. And you are right, this recipe never fails :)"

Gabriele H. says, "What a wonderful place to find German recipes without having to call family in Germany. I'm loving it."

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