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German Sour Cream Salad Dressing – Oma's Sauerrahm-Dressing 

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Make this sour cream salad dressing, Sauerrahm-Dressing, seasoned with dill or your favorite herbs. Then pour it over lettuce for one of our traditional German spring salad recipes.

I use this for mixed salads, lettuce salads, even cucumber salads. It's really such a quick and easy way to make a salad dressing, there's no need to buy prepared mixes. German food from scratch is always better :)

Fresh salad, German-style with a sour cream salad dressingHere, I've added dill and poured it over a Bibb lettuce salad. So good!

My favorite and my family's favorite is a salad dressing that is a bit sweet and sour and flavored with dill, preferably fresh.

Prep your Lettuce properly ...

  • An important note to remember when making a lettuce salad is to make sure you wash the lettuce carefully.
  • Then, it needs to be dried.
  • Use either a salad-spinner or paper towels.
  • If water remains on the lettuce leaves, it will dilute the cream sauce, and that would be a shame. It's so utterly wunderbar!

Heidi's Hints:

My dear German friend, Heidi, who comes from northern Germany, shared her recipe for this dressing, but she uses heavy cream instead of the sour cream. Mix it up real good with the lemon juice and it will almost 'whip' up a bit. Yummy!

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YES! This is the Cucumber Salad Dressing!

This dressing, and variations of it, are traditional for a cucumber salad, but tastes so great on a lettuce salad as well. That was, to me, a "eureka" moment when I tried it for the first time.

I mean, it was THE dressing that always went on the cucumber salad. In fact, any dressing left over in the bowl after all the cucumbers slices were removed, was quickly scooped up by whoever got there first.

Why I never thought of putting over a lettuce salad really dumbfounds me. But the first time I did, it became a favorite!

Oma says,

This is the Dill-Rahm-Sosse or Sauerrahm-Dressing that's so popular in Germany!


Did you know ...

 ... that this simple side dish is one of the TOP 10 traditional side dishes to serve with Rouladen? Really.


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German Sour Cream Salad Dressing – Oma's Sauerrahm-Dressing 

Make this sour cream salad dressing flavored with dill or your favorite herb. Then pour it over lettuce for one of our traditional German spring salad recipes.

I use this for mixed salads, lettuce salads, even cucumber salads.

Prep Time

5 minutes

Cook Time

none

Total Time

5 minutes

Servings:

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 head lettuce, washed
  • 1 lemon
  • 1½ cups sour cream
  • sugar, salt, pepper
  • 1 bunch of dill, chopped finely

Instructions:

  1. Tear lettuce into bite-sized pieces.
  2. Grate lemon before juicing it.
  3. In a small bowl, mix the grated lemon peel, about 4 tablespoons lemon juice, sour cream, dill, and about 2 to 3 tablespoons sugar. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Pour dressing over salad, toss, and serve immediately.

Notes/Hints:

  • Don't have a whole lemon? Use about 4 tablespoons lemon juice instead and omit the grated peel.
  • Instead of sour cream, use plain or Greek yogurt.
  • The above recipe is a variation of my north German cucumber salad dressing.

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Fresh salad, German-style with a sour cream salad dressing

Oma's Sour Cream Salad Dressing ~ Sauerrahm-Dressing

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Oma's Sour Cream Salad Dressing ~ Sauerrahm-Dressing
German sour cream salad dressing, seasoned with dill and poured over lettuce, makes a traditional German spring salad. Use Sauerrahm-Dressing cucumber salad and more. So lecker!

Ingredients: sour cream, lemon, dill, lettuce, seasonings,

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