Julie's Pistachio-Sauerkraut Salad

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

I know this sounds like a strange combination, but it's actually quite good! It's a nice, light salad, with the slightly vinegary taste of the rinsed sauerkraut contrasting nicely against the cool sweetness of the pudding. It tastes similar to carrot and raisin salad. Give it a try!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Drain the sauerkraut and place in a large bowl.
  2. Fill the bowl with water and rinse pickling juices from the sauerkraut, then drain using a large strainer (or colander with small holes).
  3. Put the sauerkraut back into the bowl, refill it with cool water, and set it aside.
  4. Make the pudding according the package directions (You can use regular, or sugar free pudding for lower calorie, diabetic, and lowcarb menus).
  5. When it has begun to set, add the lemon rind (Rind from lime could be a good addition, as well!).
  6. Coarsely chop the pistachios and pecans- a food processor works well for this.
  7. Pour the sauerkraut into the strainer again and drain it well, pressing down on it with the back of a spoon or spatula.
  8. In a large bowl mix the rinsed/drained sauerkraut with the pudding, nuts, currants, and honey, and stir well.
  9. Pour into a serving container and chill in refrigerator for at least an hour before serving.
  10. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

I tried this and it was better than I thought it would be. It was sort of like carrot and raisin salad, but with a little vinegar kick. Good!

Steingrim May 13, 2002

This is really great! Such a cool and crunchy taste, I really enjoyed it. Thank you again, Julesong for coming up with this delectable dish!

Souchef May 09, 2002