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If you’re not overly familiar with German cuisine then this recipe might sound a bit odd to you. But let me assure you, it’s not all that different from the chicken or tuna salads we’re familiar with in the states. Also known as fleischsalat, this dish is a staple at deli counters and butcher shops throughout Germany. Absolutely packed with rich and tangy flavor, it might just become your new favorite sandwich filling.

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Start out by cutting the meat into thin, bite-sized slices. Throw in some diced white onion, chopped hard boiled egg, and dill pickles. A simple dressing is made with mayo, pickle juice, Dijon, sugar, and black pepper. The meat and pickles have a good amount of salt already so I recommend not adding any additionally for seasoning until you’ve tasted the final product. Mix it all together and pop the salad in the fridge for about an hour to really let those flavors mingle.

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This salad is typically served on a roll or in a sandwich, for an easy lunch or snack. You’ve got your dressing, meat, and toppings all included. Make up a batch for the week and enjoy a ready-made meal that will knock it outta the park. Nothing beats that!

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Serves 8-10

5m prep time

1 cook time

1h inactive

3.3
Rated 3.3 out of 5
Rated by 6 reviewers

Allergens: Eggs

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Ingredients
  • 20 oz mortadella or German-style Bologna, sliced
  • 1/2 white onion, finely chopped
  • 3 hard boiled eggs, diced
  • ½ cup baby dill pickles, chopped
  • ½ cup mayo
  • 2 tablespoons pickle juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • fresh dill for garnish
Preparation
  1. Slice meat into thin strips and add to a large bowl.
  2. Add onion, hard boiled eggs, and pickles.
  3. Mix in mayo, pickle juice, Dijon, sugar, and black pepper until evenly combined.
  4. Cover tightly and chill for 1 hour to let flavors develop.
  5. Garnish with fresh dill before serving.

Recipe adapted from Recipesfromeurope.com