Bunter Wurstsalat (German Sausage Salad)

Bunter Wurst Salat The Bunter Wurst Salat

This wurstsalat, or sausage salad is a tangy, savory Bavarian and German delight. It is an original recipe from a restaurant in Munich! Get ready for spring or summer with this classic. Get a pencil handy and take notes- this dish is sure to be a winner at any pot-luck, backyard BBQ or casual picnic in the park: Bunter Wurstsalat; this recipe yields about a gallon or about 30 portions as shown. Adjust as needed.

  • 3 Paprika; yellow, green and red
  • 3 White onions
  • 5 Pickles
  • 3-5 Spoons of yellow mustard
  • 1 liter of vegetable oil*
  • 1/3 Balsamic white vinegar
  • Leberkäs loaves**


  1. Dice the onions and pickles; the cuts are not important as we will be making an emulsion of all this.
  2. Cut the Paprika Julian
  3. Thinly slice the Leberkäs, when complete cut thin strips from the slices as shown.
  4. Make an emulsion of the mustard, oil and vinegar. Taste the emulsion and add more vinegar as needed.
  5. Add paprika and meat. Stir ingredients evenly and gently.


Serve with a pickle on the side and top the wurst with thinly sliced red onion rings and strips of Swiss or Provolone cheese. The garnishing I used: A few leaves of lettuce, shredded red cabbage, sprouts and garden cress.

*You may wish to use olive oil. I don’t because it is a bit heavy for this dish.

**Leberkäs is a spiced loaf of pressed pork-I will be making a follow up post regarding the history shortly as well as exploring substitutes as many people don’t have access to this meat. In regards to a substitute, it is difficult to say right of the cuff. I would be remiss to say that normal lunch meat is not in the same league as this spiced loaf; Use a quality Bologna meat as a substitute.

Prep 2

slice and dice pickles

slice and dice pickles

Prep the Paprika for Juian cuts.

Prep the Paprika for Juian cuts.

strips of Leberkäs loaf

strips of Leberkäs loaf

Making the emulsion with my pro hand blender. A normal blender or food processor works equally.

Making the emulsion with my pro hand blender. A normal blender or food processor works equally.

stir and combine ingredients gently

stir and combine ingredients gently

Want some more insight in Bavarian cuisine? Check out the Leberkase post!

Cheers! -Foreign Sojourn

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About A Foreign Sojourn

I am a Joe of many trades including professional cook, avid reader and ambitious adventurer-check out my latest photos and peruse my blogs for a sampling in regards to the worlds of eating and worldly adventures!
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