Recipe: Summer Sauerkraut Salad

Posted by on January 13, 2014 | Permalink

Add a Bavarian touch to your BBQ or potluck this summer with this lovely, fresh twist on the German classic. Great for piling on a vegan hot dog or as a side dish. It’s also one that should be made in advance, leaving less hassle if you’re going to be entertaining.

Summer Sauerkraut Salad

Adapted from

1 large jarsauerkraut, drainedGermany

1 tsp mustard seed

1 medium onion, chopped

2 stalks celery, chopped

1 green pepper, chopped

1 large carrot, grated 1 14-oz jar diced pimento peppers

1 1/2 cups brown sugar

1 cup vegetable oil

1/2 cup white wine vinegar

  • Mix the sauerkraut, mustard seed, onion, celery, green pepper, carrot and pimento peppers together in a large bowl and set aside.
  • Combine the sugar, oil and vinegar in a saucepan. Bring to a boil before removing from the heat. Pour over the sauerkraut mixture and mix well.
  • Cover and refrigerate overnight before serving.

Makes 4 servings


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