Bunter Wurstsalat (German Sausage Salad)

Bunter Wurst Salat The Bunter Wurst Salat

This wurstsalat, or sausage salad is a tangy, savory Bavarian and German delight. It is an original recipe from a restaurant in Munich! Get ready for spring or summer with this classic. Get a pencil handy and take notes- this dish is sure to be a winner at any pot-luck, backyard BBQ or casual picnic in the park: Bunter Wurstsalat; this recipe yields about a gallon or about 30 portions as shown. Adjust as needed.

  • 3 Paprika; yellow, green and red
  • 3 White onions
  • 5 Pickles
  • 3-5 Spoons of yellow mustard
  • 1 liter of vegetable oil*
  • 1/3 Balsamic white vinegar
  • Leberkäs loaves**

Prep:

  1. Dice the onions and pickles; the cuts are not important as we will be making an emulsion of all this.
  2. Cut the Paprika Julian
  3. Thinly slice the Leberkäs, when complete cut thin strips from the slices as shown.
  4. Make an emulsion of the mustard, oil and vinegar. Taste the emulsion and add more vinegar as needed.
  5. Add paprika and meat. Stir ingredients evenly and gently.

Serve:

Serve with a pickle on the side and top the wurst with thinly sliced red onion rings and strips of Swiss or Provolone cheese. The garnishing I used: A few leaves of lettuce, shredded red cabbage, sprouts and garden cress.

*You may wish to use olive oil. I don’t because it is a bit heavy for this dish.

**Leberkäs is a spiced loaf of pressed pork-I will be making a follow up post regarding the history shortly as well as exploring substitutes as many people don’t have access to this meat. In regards to a substitute, it is difficult to say right of the cuff. I would be remiss to say that normal lunch meat is not in the same league as this spiced loaf; Use a quality Bologna meat as a substitute.

Prep 2

slice and dice pickles

slice and dice pickles

Prep the Paprika for Juian cuts.

Prep the Paprika for Juian cuts.

strips of Leberkäs loaf

strips of Leberkäs loaf

Making the emulsion with my pro hand blender. A normal blender or food processor works equally.

Making the emulsion with my pro hand blender. A normal blender or food processor works equally.

stir and combine ingredients gently

stir and combine ingredients gently

Want some more insight in Bavarian cuisine? Check out the Leberkase post!

Cheers! -Foreign Sojourn

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Chili-Cucumber Relish

I learned a great new recipe the other day, it is simple and can be paired with a wide variety of foods such as grilled fish, chicken and rice

The pan of carmelized vegetables

The pan of carmelized vegetables

Ramekins of this asian inspired relish

Ramekins of this asian inspired relish

  1. 1 cucumber
  2. 1 red onion
  3. 2 red chili peppers
  4. white balsamic vinegar
  5. white sugar
  • Dice all vegetables
  • Put sugar into pan with a bit of water, heat sugar until the beginning stages of carmelization.
  • add a few splashes of vinegar and stir.
  • Remove from heat and add all vegetables; all the while stirring.
  • Keep the vegetables in a hot pan for a few minutes then place the relish into a seperate bowl. Don’t bother with the juices leftover, keep only the diced and coated vegetables.

Remember to wash your hands and the cutting board after cutting up the pepper. The oils from the pepper can irritate  the sensitive parts of your skin and is not healthy for pets or animals.

but most important of all, enjoy!