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German Lettuce Salad with Grapes: Oma's Kopfsalat mit Weintrauben

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Lettuce salad with grapes, aka Kopfsalat mit Weintrauben, is a delicious change from the traditional tossed salad recipes.

Adding cheese boosts the protein and makes tossed salad recipes even better! Grapes are widely grown in southern Germany, especially for wine. 

Lettuce salad with grapes!

Grapes are readily available in late fall and one is always on the lookout for new grape recipes. This lettuce salad is one of them!

Have extra grapes? Just remove them from the vines, wash and dry them. Then put into a freezer bag and freeze. When you need something sweet, just pop a frozen grape into your mouth. Yum!

Lettuce salad recipes are easy to prepare and add that healthy touch to a lunch or supper meal. This one includes grapes and apples to make it a real healthy treat.

If you'd like a more traditional lettuce salad with a tart, creamy salad dressing with a hint of dill, try Lettuce Salad with Sour Cream Salad Dressing. A treat as well.

Whenever you make a lettuce salad, make sure that you wash the lettuce thoroughly. Then dry it. Use a salad spinner or gently pat the leaves dry with paper towels.

Water that sticks to the leaves will prevent an oil-based dressing from adhering or will turn a cream dressing watery.

Grab your copy of Oma's favorite salads in her Summer Salads e-Cookbook.

Take a look at Oma’s Summer Salads eCookbook and enjoy the traditional taste of German cuisine!

Take a peek at all Oma's eCookbooks. They make sharing your German heritage a delicious adventure!


Oma says:

Even though this recipe uses head lettuce, I personally use romaine for almost all my salads. Because the romaine leaves are a darker green, they contain more nutrients.

However, in this recipe, the head lettuce does have a more delicate taste.


Hummus?

Yep. Hummus. Sylvie, my daughter-in-law, shares that hummus dressing is delicious in this and explains how to make the changes. Her easy hummus recipe that's the basis for the salad dressing so quick to make and it's becoming wildly popular in Germany. Try it. I think you'll like it too!


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German Lettuce Salad with Grapes: Oma's Kopfsalat mit Weintrauben

Lettuce salad with grapes, aka Kopfsalat mit Weintrauben, is a delicious change from the traditional tossed salad recipes.

Adding cheese boosts the protein and makes tossed salad recipes even better! Grapes are widely grown in southern Germany, especially for wine. 

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

none

Total Time

15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 small bunch chives, chopped
  • ¼ pound each of blue and green grapes, sliced (preferably seedless)
  • ½ small red onion, sliced
  • 1 head lettuce, torn into pieces
  • 1 red apple, quartered, cored, thinly sliced
  • ¼ pound cheese, thinly sliced and broken into bits (preferably Emmental)
  • 4 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt, pepper, sugar

Instructions:

  1. In serving bowl, mix vinegar, oil, salt, pepper, and sugar to make salad dressing.
  2. Add all the other ingredients and toss gently.
  3. Serve immediately.

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Lettuce Salad with Grapes made Just like Oma


Lettuce salad with grapes is a delicious change to the traditional tossed salad recipes. Adding apples makes it even better. Adding cheese makes it even healthier!


Ingredients: lettuce, grapes, chives, red onion, apple, cheese, vinegar, olive oil, seasonings,

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