German Farmer's Salad (Bauernsalat)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

I got this recipe of my mum this Christmas. She had made it for Christmas Eve and the more I ate of it, the more I liked it. I usually prefer mayonnaise, but in this recipe miracle whip works better. This works best if you make it a day in advance and leave the flavours to develop. Bologna is called 'Feine Schinkenwurst' or 'Feine Fleischwurst' in Germany and you might find it in some supermarkets sold as such. I know in the UK you can get it in a ring in Aldi.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut the sausage, cheese and apples into small, even cubes.
  2. Slice the eggs.
  3. Chop the onion really fine and mix in a large bowl with the miracle whip, yoghurt, mustard, dill pickle liquid and sugar.
  4. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. Add all other ingredients and mix. Be careful not to break up the eggs to much.
  6. Cover and place in the fridge for at least 6 hours but preferably overnight.
  7. The longer you allow it to stand the better the flavour.
  8. If you feel the salad is too dry, mix a little more of the sauce and add it to your liking.
Most Helpful

Loved this! It's a bit more exciting than the usual mayo-based salads. I loved all the flavors and textures. I made it just as written, using the mayonnaise and I used a little more mustard than listed. This is wonderful and I'm glad I tried it. Thanx!

*Parsley* September 02, 2012

We had an Oktoberfest theme for our monthly quilting potluck lunch yesterday. I brought this and everyone loved it! It is very tasty with a good crunch from the apples. I didn't know what size dill pickles to use. I bought a jar of Claussen's dill wholes and used four in the mid range of sizes, so I'd say they were about three and a half by a little less than an inch thick. I used sour cream instead of the yogurt because it was what I had on hand. I used nice deli salami which was less dry than the stick kind, and it was delicious. I also ended up doubling the dressing (except the onions) so it was perhaps creamier than the original. Oh wow! What a great find. Thanks, Sylvie, and thanks to your mum.

Tisherself October 30, 2006

A great salad! So good for the summer! I made some changes though! I used more yoghurt and less mayo! I used for the first time pickle juice and apple with eggs! Bizzare but tasty. Oh, and I redused the salami and used more gouda, about 300gr cause I love this cheese! 5 stars and a big thanks for Sylvie and her mum!

katia June 14, 2006