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German Salad Recipes

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Wilted Green Salad

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LaVonne Hegland
"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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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

Hot German Potato Salad for Two

Hot German Potato Salad for Two

Hot German Potato Salad for Two

Jennie Voigt of Marathon, Wisconsin deliciously downsizes a favorite picnic salad for this quick-to-fix dish.

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
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Confetti Salad

Confetti Salad

Confetti Salad

My mother-in-law shared this recipe with me. The red and yellow peppers add to its flavor and eye-appeal. To speed it to the table, I often use a package of mixed greens.—Christine Panzarella, Buena Park, California

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!

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.

Spinach Slaw

Spinach Slaw

Spinach Slaw

Served with rolls or homemade bread, this slaw's hearty enough to be a main course, it's also a great side dish—my family especially likes it accompanying steak and corn on the cob. It tastes good with ribs besides. Even people who don't enjoy cabbage like it prepared this way. (I know...my husband, Glen, is one of them!) The honey's sweetness helps with that. Glen works for our local police department, and I work for the fire department. We have a pair of sons, 19 and 6, an

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.

Greens with Hot Bacon Dressing

Greens with Hot Bacon Dressing

Greens with Hot Bacon Dressing

GROWING UP in a German community, I ate this salad often. It's an old traditional dish - I recall my grandmother talking about her mother making this recipe. As a variation, the "old-timers" in my family enjoy cutting up some boiled potatoes on dinner plates, then serving the warm salad mixture on top of the potatoes. -Robert Enigk, Canastota, New York

Homemade Croutons

Homemade Croutons

Homemade Croutons

You can change up this basic crouton recipe by substituting your favorite herbs and spices.
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