Spring Salad Recipes

Fresh greens and veggies combined with German pantry staples create salads which are satisfying and nutritious enough to make a great light lunch or dinner. Our fresh interpretations breathe new life into beloved classics like potato and kraut salad. This collection will provide inspiration on how to build a great recipe around a package of German Spätzle noodles or how to incorporate genuine German cheeses and hams to create spectacular salads. Using authentic condiments from Germany, such as vinegars and mustards will add that special note and make your salad truly come together.

Creamy Cucumber and Sweet Onion Salad with Fresh Dill Horseradish Dressing

This refreshing salad combines great flavors and colors. The fresh herbs taste of summer and the horseradish adds a nice spicy note.

Spring Beet Salad

A salad of watercress, beets, soft-ripened German cheese and a light walnut oil vinaigrette. Perfect with a thin sandwich of hearty German bread and Black Forest ham.

Odette’s Potato Salad

Named after a busy working mother from Bavaria, this fresh interpretation of the iconic potato salad surprises with light flavors and bright colors.

Field Greens with Smoked Eel & Bacon-Mustard Vinaigrette

This delicious salad is a slightly adapted version of a recipe by German Master Chef Marcel Biró. It combines field greens (the original recipe calls for mache) with smoked eel, creme fraiche, cherry tomatoes, and a bacon mustard vinaigrette.

Red Cabbage Salad with Bavarian Smoked Cheese (Rotkohlsalat mit Räucherkäse)

A colorful salad for the buffet table to be served as a side salad for sliced cold meats or as a vegetarian meal.

Spring Salad with Seared Pork Tenderloin in Wild Garlic Pesto Dressing

This sophisticated spring salad features seared pork tenderloins over an unusual mixture of greens, with a wild garlic pesto.

Pepper Brie and Radicchio Salad

Peppery radicchio combines with German peppered brie cheese in this colorful salad dressed with a wine white German mustard honey dressing.

Cool Kraut Salad

Pure purple power, this salad is chock full of flavor and nutrients. Premium preserved and pickled vegetables make this impressive salad a breeze to prepare.

Sesame Spaetzle Salad with Red Cabbage, Snow Peas and Sweet Bell Pepper

A German East-West dish that’s great as a side or salad entree. Tasty as leftovers, too. Recipe courtesy of Jackie Newgent.

German White Bean & Pea Salad with Proscuitto & Smoked Cheese

This salad is nutritious, colorful, chock full of tasty ingredients, and easy to toss together. Serve it with some German wholegrain crispbread or sunflower seed bread.

Warm Heart of Romaine Salad with Roquefort & Prosciutto Vinaigrette

Browned prosciutto and garlic flavor the vinaigrette that warms the greens and Roquefort blue cheese in this salad adapted from a dish served at Szmania’s Restaurant in Seattle.

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