1. Oma's Wurstsalat

Wurstsalat ... a traditional meat salad from southern Germany. Traditionally, it's made without mayonnaise as are most salads in the south. 

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time


Total Time

15 minutes


  • 1 pound Lyoner sausage or ring bologna
  • 2 large pickles, German if available
  • 1 large onion
  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons sunflower oil
  • salt, pepper
  • fresh parsley to garnish


  1. Cut Lyoner sausage into thin strips (julienned) or thin slices.
  2. Dice pickles.
  3. Cut onions into thin rings.
  4. Put the meat, pickles, and onions into a bowl and gently mix.
  5. Make a salad dressing by mixing the vinegar and oil. Season with salt and pepper. Pour over Wurstsalat and mix. Sprinkle with the chopped parsley and let sit for about ½ hour in the fridge before serving.
  6. 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