German Noodle Salad

"An easy recipe that I got from a real German! LOL! This is a simple and traditional German dish and every family has their own recipe. It can be prepared for the next day's picnic or barbecue. Its perfect with fried fish or meat, served with a cold beer. You can experiment with some additional or other ingredients, depending on what you want to serve with it. Enjoy!"
German Noodle Salad created by breezermom
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  • 1 lb pasta noodles, cooked as directed and cooled (fusilli)
  • 13 cup mayonnaise (or more)
  • 2 -3 green onions, finely chopped
  • 5 -6 gherkins, finely chopped (reserve pickling vinegar)
  • 2 -3 eggs, hard boiled, cooled and chopped into tiny pieces (slice some for decoration if you like)
  • 14 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped


  • Mix all other ingredients (except for optional egg garnish) in a salad bowl. If you prefer, add some vinegar from the gherkins to taste. You can also add more mayo.
  • Refrigerate for at least 1 hour and up to 24 hours. Garnish with optional egg slices.

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  1. Annacia
    I was extremely pleased with the amount of flavor that this simple salad delivers. I didn't feel like making a full magilla big dinner last evening so I pulled this out of my tag list (yay) and made it up. It was chilled for about 3 hrs and served with some imitation crab for a welcome lighter meal. I used broken linguine for the pasta and garlic dills. :D
  2. breezermom
    I enjoyed this salad, but even though I added extra mayo, it was still a little dry for me. Loved the green onions and gherkins. Next time I would add some dijon mustard as well, and add some salt and pepper. Thanks for sharing the recipe! Made for ZWT7.
  3. breezermom
    German Noodle Salad Created by breezermom
  4. ElleFirebrand
    This is an easy and delicious pasta salad. I chose this recipe to make as it reminded me of one my German mother in law makes when I go to visit. I made sure to add plenty of juice from the gherkins and also made it more of a main dish salad by adding some cubed ham and cheese. This is a nice salad to enjoy sitting on the patio with a chilled glass of white wine. Thanks for sharing! Made for ZWT 7, Shady Ladies!
  5. CJAY8248
    This is a great pasta salad. I used small shells for this and made it as written. I added a small amount of pickle juice and a little more mayo. Definitely a keeper!. Thanks for sharing. Made for ZWT7-Switzerland.



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