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German Salad Recipes

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Here's a tasty take-off on German potato salad. It's flavored like the traditional side dish but uses noodles in place of potatoes. I always loved my mother's German potato salad, but once she served this noodle salad instead, I was hooked. —Gordon Kremer, Sacramento, California
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Warm Dressing for Spinach

Warm Dressing for Spinach

Warm Dressing for Spinach

This tangy-sweet dressing is perfect for large gatherings. Keep it warm in a crockpot or slow-cooker. I like serving it over dandelion or spinach salad, and I also like it mixed in with mashed potatoes. Just a little gives a lot of flavor. —Victoria Hahn Northampton, Pennsylvania

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."
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Flavorful Coleslaw

Flavorful Coleslaw

Flavorful Coleslaw

Whenever I saw my mother mixing up a big bowl of coleslaw, I knew she was expecting a houseful of guests to share our meal. Those were always exciting times for me since I loved company! Besides, this slaw was one of my favorite treats at any time.

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."

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

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.

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.

Wilted Lettuce Salad

Wilted Lettuce Salad

Wilted Lettuce Salad

Wilted Lettuce Salad comes from Alberta McKay of Bartlesville, Oklahoma. This appetizing salad looks and tastes great!

Dijon Spinach Salad

Dijon Spinach Salad

Dijon Spinach Salad

For an unusual mix of tastes and textures, try this medley from Kara de la Vega of Suisun City, California. "This salad goes nicely with roasted chicken or London broil," she suggests.

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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