2. Oma's Fleischsalat

Fleischsalat ... a traditional meat salad from northern Germany. Traditionally, it's made mayonnaise as most salads in the north. 

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time


Total Time

10 minutes


  • 1 pound Lyoner sausage or ring bologna
  • 2 large pickles, German if available
  • about 5 tablespoons mayonnaise, German if available
  • about 1 tablespoon mustard, German if available (optional)


  1. Either dice or cut meat into thin strips (julienned)
  2. Either dice or cut pickles into thin strips (julienned)
  3. Mix together the mayonnaise and mustard (if using)
  4. Mix everything together and let sit about ½ hour in fridge.
  5. Serve with German bread, pumpernickel, or buns.


For delicious variations, add any of the following:

  • 2 hard-boiled eggs, sliced
  • 1 diced apple or cucumber
  • ½ pound Gouda or Edam cheese, shaved or julienned
  • add a bit of sugar, to taste
  • add some pickle juice from the jar
  • add some dill or chives
  • use leftover sausage or other meat

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04.13.2023 revision update