Easy sauerkraut recipe to prepare a salad with simple and tasty ingredients such as raw sauerkraut, red onions, and more.
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1) peel onions off, then slice them into thin strips
2) place chopped sauerkraut into a bowl, then add over onion strips
3) sprinkle cumin seeds or powder over sour cabbage
4) grind some black pepper over sauerkraut to taste
5) pour olive oil over pickled cabbage
6) mix ingredients well to combine flavors
Sauerkraut, sour cabbage, or pickled cabbage is one of my preferred ingredients to make a salad in wintertime. This is because its sour taste matches perfectly almost any roast type and helps digestion as well.
Preparing a salad based on sauerkraut is really easy. Generally speaking, you need only to add a few ingredients over the cabbage and mix them – the salad is ready for serving!
This recipe is quite simple too. Regarding the added flavors, cumin fits very well sour cabbage. Many pickled cabbage recipes include cumin, so I advise you to taste it before making the salad and, if the cumin taste is strong, skip over this ingredient because the cumin taste is unpleasant if it is excessive.
Red onions match very well sour cabbage because of their sweet taste which counterbalances the sour aroma of sauerkraut. If you don’t have red onions at hand, you might use other onion types, but check its acidity to see whether is not too high. If so, you might add a bit of granulated sugar to fix the salad taste.
Finally, olive oil can be replaced with other vegetable oil types. I use often sunflower oil to make this easy sauerkraut salad recipe because its neutral aroma enables me to savor better the sour cabbage flavor.
As mentioned in the beginning, sauerkraut is one of the best salads to serve along with roasted meat, especially when the roast features fat. Some of these dishes include roasted turkey, roasted duck, roasted Boston butt, and so on.
Additionally, the easy sauerkraut salad can be used as a snack or for diet. Organic raw sauerkraut is very healthy because of the very high C vitamin content. Plus it has very few calories but still enough nourishing components, so eating pickled cabbage when you’re on diet will improve your immunity and will reduce your weight.
Not to forget, sauerkraut can be bought unpacked, directly from the barrel, packed in a plastic bag, or canned. I suggest you buy it unpacked as many times as you can because this type has the best characteristics and, therefore, is the healthiest. Of course, sometimes, I use packed or canned sour cabbage as well.
Another thing that I advise is to avoid buying chopped sauerkraut and try to finding pickled cabbage heads that you can cut at home. This is because the whole cabbage head retains more sour liquid, which is also healthy. Plus, you can cut the cabbage into desired strips when you make this easy sauerkraut salad recipe.
Read more about sauerkraut origins here.