Amish Sauerkraut Salad
Get ready for the easiest salad recipe showcasing a budget-friendly and delicious ingredient, sauerkraut. Sauerkraut is simply fermented cabbage in salt and vinegar and is a perfect way to use up surplus cabbage.
Sauerkraut can oftentimes be overpowering due to its strong flavor profile however this Amish Sauerkraut salad recipe offers a dressing that perfectly balances the sweetness and bitterness. Compare this Amish-style sauerkraut salad to coleslaw but with a bit more tanginess and sweetness.
Amish Sauerkraut salad is a great accompaniment to any meat dish especially commonly served on pork sausages or hotdogs. It is a great side dish for any picnic, BBQ, or potluck in the summer.
What is Amish Sauerkraut Salad?
Amish Sauerkraut Salad is a simple combination of drained sauerkraut, green pepper, celery, onion, and a simple dressing of vinegar, sugar, and vegetable oil. Throw this salad together in less than 10 minutes and serve!
What goes well with Amish Sauerkraut?
Amish Sauerkraut salad also is an awesome topping for burgers, hotdogs, and sandwiches.
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Amish Sauerkraut Salad
Amish Saurkraut Salad is a healthy simple salad with minimal ingredients that can be whipped up in less than five minutes. Refreshing and crunch with a tangy dressing, this recipe is a great addition to any meal and even better use of our favorite condiments.
32 ounces Sauerkraut
1 c. celery diced
1/2 c. onion chopped
1/2 c. green pepper chopped
1 c. sugar
1/3 c. vegetable oil
1/3 c. vinegar
Drain and rinse sauerkraut. Place cheesecloth in a colander and allow the sauerkraut to drain for 10 minutes. Remove any excess liquid by tightly squeezing the cheesecloth bundle or applying pressure with your hands.
Combine sauerkraut, celery, onion, and green bell pepper. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, mix sugar, vinegar, and vegetable oil together for Sauerkraut dressing. Whisk well before mixing with the sauerkraut mixture. Ensure all sugar is dissolved.
Transfer the sauerkraut, celery, onion, and pepper mixture to the sauerkraut dressing bowl. Combine well so all parts are equally covered.
Refrigerate for 24 hours and serve within one week.
- It is important to properly drain the Sauerkraut to maximize the flavors of the salad dressing. Letting the sauerkraut sit in a colander under a cheesecloth for 10 minutes should do the trick.
- Switch out green pepper for any other type of bell pepper. This recipe is also great with broccoli, shredded carrots, or any vegetable of your choosing.
- Replace sugar for honey for a healthier alternative.
How to store Amish Sauerkraut Salad?
Amish Sauerkraut salad can be stored for up to a week in a sealed container.
What goes well with Amish Sauerkraut Salad?
Amish Sauerkraut salad can be served alone or as a topping to your favorite foods such as hotdogs, burgers, or serve with one of our other Amish Vegetable Salad Recipes: