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Sauerkraut Salad

Sauerkraut Salad is tangy and sweet! This delicious salad recipe has crisp veggies, sauerkraut tossed in a sweet dressing. Delish!

Sauerkraut Salad - Tangy and sweet! This delicious salad recipe has crisp veggies, sauerkraut tossed in a sweet dressing. Delish!

Sauerkraut Salad

Sauerkraut…love it or hate it! I’m on team love. I have been known to eat it right out of the jar. I also love putting it on my hotdogs in the summer. Yum yum.

I have a friend who makes her own sauerkraut and tells me how delicious it is. It’s basically finely shredded cabbage mixed with lactic acid bacteria. I might have to try it someday. 

Sauerkraut Salad is delicious anytime of year. Serve it at your summer barbecues or as a delicious side dish with your dinner. Maybe have a German night? 

Sauerkraut Salad - Tangy and sweet! This delicious salad recipe has crisp veggies, sauerkraut tossed in a sweet dressing. Delish!

My grandmother is German heritage and I remember eating sauerkraut with dinner at her place when I was growing up. She said she knew German when she was a little girl, but lost it as she got older.

I took three years of German in high school, but I wouldn’t consider myself fluent in the language. I remember bits and pieces of it. It would have been cool to continue on with it in university, but life had other plans for me.

Sauerkraut Salad - Tangy and sweet! This delicious salad recipe has crisp veggies, sauerkraut tossed in a sweet dressing. Delish!

How to Make Sauerkraut Salad

I used a 1L jar of sauerkraut. I drained the liquid from the jar before putting the sauerkraut in the bowl.

The first step is to assemble the salad ingredients in a large bowl: sauerkraut, green pepper, onion, celery and pimento.

To make the dressing, whisk together vinegar, sugar, celery seed and salt in a small bowl. Pour over the salad and stir to combine.

Cover the salad and chill in the fridge for 2 hours before serving.

Sauerkraut Salad - Tangy and sweet! This delicious salad recipe has crisp veggies, sauerkraut tossed in a sweet dressing. Delish!

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Sauerkraut Salad - Tangy and sweet! This delicious salad recipe has crisp veggies, sauerkraut tossed in a sweet dressing. Delish!

This quick salad is always a hit whenever I serve it. The sweetness of the dressing tones down the tangy flavors. It’s the perfect marriage of opposites.

Sauerkraut Salad - Tangy and sweet! This delicious salad recipe has crisp veggies, sauerkraut tossed in a sweet dressing. Delish!

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Have you tried Sauerkraut Salad?

Sauerkraut Salad - Tangy and sweet! This delicious salad recipe has crisp veggies, sauerkraut tossed in a sweet dressing. Delish!

Sauerkraut Salad

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Tangy and sweet! This delicious salad recipe has crisp veggies, sauerkraut tossed in a sweet dressing. Delish!

Ingredients

  • 1 (1L) jar sauerkraut
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cups celery, chopped
  • 2 tbsp pimento

Dressing

  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp celery seed

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine sauerkraut, green pepper, onion, celery and pimento.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together vinegar, sugar, celery seed and salt. Pour over salad and stir to combine.
  3. Chill for 2 hours in the fridge before serving.

Notes

When you remove the sauerkraut from the jar, drain the liquid off with a slotted spoon.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 96 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 444mg Carbohydrates: 23g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 21g Protein: 1g

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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