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German Cabbage Salad with Onions

➡️ Cabbage is one of the most used vegetables for salad and German cabbage salad (Krautsalat) is one of the tastiest recipes I have in 2023.

➡️ It is worth preparing German coleslaw and trying it at least once and after that, it will probably become your favorite because it’s very tasty and extremely easy to make!

➡️ Watch below the step-by-step video recipe for the German cabbage salad! 👌

The Magic Story of Making German Coleslaw at Home

Buy some fresh white cabbage, sharpen your knife, follow my recipe carefully, and the magic of making German cabbage salad begins! Click To Tweet

Enjoy making German cabbage salad from scratch! 👌
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What ingredients do you need for the German cabbage salad?

Sweet Cabbage Heads

1) 700 g/25 oz of white cabbage
2) 1 tbsp of fine salt
3) 150 g/5.5 oz of white onions or yellow onions
4) 1 tbsp of granulated sugar
5) 60 ml/2 fl oz of white wine vinegar
6) 100 ml/3.5 fl oz of cold water
7) 1/2 tbsp of cumin powder
8) some ground black pepper to taste

How to make German cabbage salad from scratch?

German Cabbage Salad with Onions

step 1: cut the cabbage into thin strips and place them into a bowl
step 2: add salt over the cabbage, combine ingredients very well, and wait at least 30 min
step 3: meanwhile, cut the onions into thin strips and place them into another bowl
step 4: add sugar, vinegar, and water over the onion strips
step 5: squeeze the cabbage to remove as much water as possible
step 6: add cumin and black pepper over the cabbage
step 7: add vinegar onion strips over the cabbage and combine ingredients very well

What is cabbage salad?

➡️ Cabbage salad is a popular side dish made with shredded cabbage and a variety of seasonings. It is commonly served with barbecued meats and especially pork. Cabbage salad is very versatile and can be altered to suit most dietary restrictions.

➡️ Cabbage salad is a popular salad in China, Japan, and Korea, and is similar to coleslaw. It is typically made with shredded cabbage, carrots, and other vegetables, which are mixed with a dressing and usually served cold. In the Western world, cabbage salad is also often used as a filling for wraps, sandwiches, and burgers.

What is German coleslaw? (Krautsalat)

➡️ German coleslaw (Krautsalat) is a classic side dish, typically served with BBQ and picnic-style meals. It’s a mixture of shredded cabbage, carrots, and other vegetables, sometimes with mayonnaise and seasonings. It’s typically served cold and is a great addition to any barbecue or picnic because it is easy to make, requires few ingredients, and takes very little time to prepare. Cumin and white wine vinegar are two typical ingredients for flavoring German coleslaw.

What is coleslaw salad?

➡️ Coleslaw salad is a traditional American side dish made with finely grated cabbage, mayonnaise, and mustard. It’s usually served with barbecued meats and is often eaten as a sandwich filling or as a side dish.

➡️ The name “coleslaw” comes from the often used method of shredding cabbage by hand, which is referred to as “coling” in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The word “coleslaw” is also the origin of the word “culling”, which refers to when a farmer cuts the heads of their cabbage plants because the plant is no longer able to produce heads.

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6 PRO Tips To Make German Cabbage Salad

  • the authentic recipe is prepared with white onions because Germans love this onion type, however, you can replace it with yellow or even red onion
  • the longer it stays in the salt, the softer the cabbage, so I recommend you wait 30-60 minutes for this stage of the recipe
  • squeeze well the cabbage to remove as much salted water as possible
  • marinating the onion in vinegar and water has the role of softening it, so do not skip this stage
  • adjust the amount of sugar and vinegar according to your taste, the salad should have a sweet-sour taste in the end (Germans prefer it more sweet than sour!)
  • cumin is widely used in German cuisine because it helps digestion, I recommend you use it because it goes very well with cabbage and will avoid the bloating that usually occurs when you eat cabbage

➡️ Enjoy making German coleslaw from scratch!


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