Colorful Sauerkraut Salad

Posted by on April 16, 2015 in Recipes, Salads | 27 comments

Don’t like sauerkraut? Neither do I, but when I reluctantly tried this Sauerkraut Salad, I couldn’t believe how good it tasted! So, don’t dismiss this recipe because of the main ingredient. It is colorful and delicious! It makes a great salad to take to a picnic gathering as there is no mayo in it. Use it on sandwiches, too.

Colorful Sauerkraut Salad

Make this salad at least two days ahead so the flavors come together. Keep covered in the refrigerator. You’ll be surprised at how delicious it is. As I said, I don’t like sauerkraut, but I do like this salad. You’ll have to give it a try.

Sauerkraut Salad


 32 oz. sauerkraut  ( drain and rinse )

1 cup carrots – grated or shredded

1 green pepper finely diced (add more or less if you prefer)

1 red pepper- finely diced  or use pimento

2 stalks celery- finely diced

1 cup finely cut green onions

(All the above ingredients can be varied in amounts to your liking.)

1/2 cup vinegar

1/2 cup – 2/3 cup sugar or more if you like it sweeter

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1 tsp celery seed


Combine sauerkraut and other vegetables

Heat oil, sugar and vinegar until sugar dissolves and pour over salad.

Mix salad with the dressing mixture.  Stir and mix salad each day to coat with dressing.

Salt and pepper to taste

Refrigerate for two days and serve. This keeps a long time! 

Serves 12


Colorful Sauerkraut Salad



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  1. What a great variation of saurkraut! Thanks for sharing on the “What’s for Dinner” linky party!

  2. You probably already know that this was featured at Diana Rambles a few weeks ago. I’m just getting around to letting you know now. It looks yummy!

    • It is very good! Thanks!

    • Thank you so much for the feature!

  3. I lived in Germany until I was 5 and absolutely LOVE sauerkraut. Looks amazing. Pinning! Thanks for linking to Tips & Tricks. I can’t wait to see what you link up next. 🙂

    • Thanks for the visit and pinning this salad!

  4. Wow this is a new one on me! I do like sauerkraut…may have to give this recipe a try! Thank you so much for linking up to SYS and have a wonderful weekend!
    XO Barbara

    • I don’t like sauerkraut and still think this salad is wonderful!

  5. I love sauerkraut, but this is totally new to me… the funny thing is that my mouth started watering when I read about it…. like it does w/ pickles. 🙂 I would try this salad… if it was already made… and I may even make it… we’ll see. Definitely something new! 🙂

    • It is not hard and it is great!

  6. Yum! I was just looking for ways to sneak more saukerkraut into my diet. This looks tasty! Thanks for joining us at Idea Box Link Party! Hope to have you party with us again this week–party is live at 6am Thursday!

  7. My husband would love this salad. I’m like you and don’t typically like sauerkraut but since you said it good I might be brave enough to try it. It sounds very good.

    • Be brave! It’s great!

  8. i like sauerkraut and this salad does sound good and so different than the usual run of the mill salad! I will have to make some today so I can give it a try, assuming I can wait the two days! 🙂 Thanks for sharing with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday!

    • It’s hard to wait, but it is better after two days. Actually it is nice to have a salad that you can make that far ahead.

  9. Sauerkraut is so good for you. Probiotic. This salad is a winner. Love its colorfulness! Thank you for linking it up! It’s great. See you again at next SHARE IT Sunday Linky Party ! Hugs, Rose

    • Didn’t know about the Probiotic thing! Good to know!

  10. This look so good. I am going to have to try it. Thanks for sharing over at the Snickerdoodle Sunday.

  11. I do like sauerkraut, and this looks good! Thanks for the recipe.

    • I know you’ll love it!

  12. I never thought of using sauerkraut in salad. It looks wonderful!

    • Yes, it is! Love it on sandwiches, too!

  13. I ADORE sauerkraut! I would eat 5 cups of this! ha!

    • I would too and I don’t even like regular sauerkraut!

  14. I am so with you about sauerkraut. Not for me. But I also agree that when you “hide” it in delish veggies etc. it gives a wonderful tang and I love it then.

    • I agree wholeheartedly! Thanks for your comments!


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