Red Cabbage Salad with Bavarian Smoked Cheese

A colorful red cabbage salad for the buffet table that’s hearty enough to be a vegetarian meal.

Rotkohlsalat mit Räucherkäse
Course Salad
Keyword Oktoberfest
Region Bavaria


  • 1 lb German pickled red cabbage drained well
  • 1/2 small onion sliced thinly
  • 1/2 small green pepper cored and sliced thinly
  • 1 tsp poppy seeds
  • 2 tblsp rapeseed oil
  • 5 oz Bavarian smoked cheese
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • green lettuce
  • croutons optional


  • Put the cabbage into a large bowl and toss in the sliced onion, green pepper and poppy seeds. Season to taste then mix in the oil.
  • Cut the cheese into small cubes and mix lightly in the bowl.
  • Line a platter with salad leaves and pile on the cabbage salad. Add croutons if desired.
Recipe courtesy of Roz Denny, Modern German Cooking