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German Salad Recipes

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After having a salad like this at a restaurant years ago, I came up with this recipe. It is especially good when the spinach comes right from the garden to the table.
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Sauerkraut Salad

Sauerkraut Salad

Sauerkraut Salad

I got this tangy recipe from my sister-in-law in Michigan. It always gets raves at potlucks. It's easy to prepare and can be made a day or two before the get-together.

Wilted Coleslaw

Wilted Coleslaw

Wilted Coleslaw

I fix this snappy salad for myself whenever I have a taste for it. The crisp ingredients and sweet-and-sour dressing are irresistible.—Denise Albers, Freeburg, Illinois

Warm Bacon Spinach Salad

Warm Bacon Spinach Salad

Warm Bacon Spinach Salad

This was what the Pennsylvania Germans called "wilted salad". It was one of the first recipes I was taught to make. When the dressing is warm, I pour it over the greens and set it aside while I prepare the rest of the meal. The heat wilts the greens, which are still slightly warm when served. -Patty Kile, Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania.
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Quick German Potato Salad

Quick German Potato Salad

Quick German Potato Salad

"This salad is one of my husband's favorites," writes Diane Wilson of Charlotte, North Carolina. "Just fill the pressure cooker, put the lid on, cook for a short time and a wonderful potato salad is done."

Hot German Rice Salad

Hot German Rice Salad

Hot German Rice Salad

This area has a long rice-growing history. In fact, our town has two of the largest farmer-owned rice mills in the country, so I like to use rice in lots of recipes.

Wilted Green Salad

Wilted Green Salad

Wilted Green Salad

"My husband refused to eat wilted lettuce until I read this recipe suggested by a friend," says field editor La Vonne Hegland of St. Michael, Minnesota. "He likes this milder dressing with just a subtle hint of vinegar. Turkey bacon adds a satisfying crunch."

Wilted Lettuce Salad with Bacon Dressing

Wilted Lettuce Salad with Bacon Dressing

Wilted Lettuce Salad with Bacon Dressing

To complement any entree, toss together this effortless and delicious salad.—Cheryl Newendorp, Pella, Iowa

Make Ahead German Potato Salad

Make Ahead German Potato Salad

Make Ahead German Potato Salad

Relate Jesse and Anne Foust from Bluefield, West Virginia, "We like to make this chunky salad the day before to let the flavors mellow."

Crunchy Kraut Salad

Crunchy Kraut Salad

Crunchy Kraut Salad

Anyone who likes sauerkraut will enjoy this salad. I serve it as a side dish with ham, any kind of sausage or a sandwich. -Mrs. J.B. Culwell, Arlington, Texas

Small-Batch Potato Salad

Small-Batch Potato Salad

Small-Batch Potato Salad

Since my kids left home some years ago, I have been relying on smaller-portioned. This recipes conveniently calls for canned potatoes, so I can make it at a moment's notice.—June Schwanz, Saukville, Wisconsin

Tossed Wilted Lettuce Salad

Tossed Wilted Lettuce Salad

Tossed Wilted Lettuce Salad

My mother loved the outdoors and especially enjoyed working in her garden. When she served this salad, she would first prepare the dressing. The last thing she would do is go out to the garden to pick some lettuce. Mother timed all of this to serve my dad the freshest salad ever.
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