Wurstsalat (German Sausage Salad) is a hearty German side dish. Made of julienne bologna sausage, pickles, apple, and spices. Quick and simple and perfect with a side of crusty bread.
In Germany, you'll find this as a side salad often served for dinner.
Why dinner? Because traditionally Germans eat their warm meal midday.
Dinner often consists of an array of hearty German bread (if you go to Germany, be sure to try their many, many styles of bread ... you won't regret it), cheese, cold cuts, and simple side salads like this Wurstsalat, chopped Tomato Salad, or Cucumber Salad.
You will also find Wurstsalat served with a side of fried potatoes.
How To Make Wurstsalat
Making this traditional German recipe is incredibly easy.
- Slice the bologna, pickles, apple, red onion, and parsley. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.
- In a separate bowl whisk vinegar, oil, sugar, salt, and pepper.
- Pour the dressing over the salad. Combine well. Allow to rest for 15 minutes.
- Serve on a slice of bread or a side dish.
More German Food
- Oma's Cucumber Salad - classic cucumber salad with a clear dressing
- Creamy Cucumber Salad - the 'other' German cucumber salad
- Chicken Schnitzel - classic German dish, this time made with chicken breast
- Frikadellen - a popular sandwich-style recipe from Northern Germany
- Homemade Spätzle - popular homemade egg noodles
- ½ pound bologna
- ½ medium green apple diced
- ½ small red onion thinly sliced
- 4-5 small pickles (Cornichons) diced
- 1 tablespoon parsley diced
- 3 tablespoons sunflower oil any vegetable oil will work
- 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- salt and pepper to taste
- Slice the bologna, pickles, apple, red onion and parsley. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.
- In a separate bowl whisk oil, vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper. Pour the dressing over the salad. Combine well. Allow to rest for 15 minutes.
- Serve with a slice of fresh bread or a side dish.
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