Old-Fashioned Sauerkraut Salad

Old-Fashioned Sauerkraut Salad adds a twist to an old-school recipe for a refreshing and delicious way to enjoy sauerkraut.

Old-Fashioned Sauerkraut Salad

Old-Fashioned Sauerkraut Salad

by Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

Old-fashioned but delicious way to have sauerkraut, especially in warm weather. A recipe your Grandmother may have made, but she never used bacon, did she? Bacon is good in everything, trust me. Haha!

If you don’t want to use Splenda or have it turn you into a zombie, then don’t. You won’t hurt my feelings. But the sugar amount might not quite be the same, depending on how you view that. Some think Splenda is much sweeter. Use your own judgement there.

I do confess to using a food processor to grate the carrot and pulse the kraut into a chop, but I can be lazy that way. And who says that’s a bad thing? Leaves me more energy to create dessert.

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Old-Fashioned Sauerkraut Salad

Sue Lau
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5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Chill time 2 hours
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 128 kcal


  • 2 cups sauerkraut in brine
  • 2 ounces diced pimiento drain jar and chop
  • 1/4 cup grated carrot
  • 1/4 cup finely diced celery
  • 1/4 cup finely diced onion
  • 1 scallion chopped
  • 2 slices bacon (cooked crisp and crumbled)
  • 1 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 tsp. celery seed
  • 1/8 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. Black pepper
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar


  • Drain the sauerkraut and reserve brine for another use (I freeze mine).
  • Chop sauerkraut so it is like cole slaw.
  • Place kraut in a bowl with carrots, pimientos, celery, onion, scallion, bacon, parsley, celery seed, pepper flakes, sugar, olive oil, vinegar and black pepper. Mix well.
  • Refrigerate a couple hours before serving for best flavor.


From the kitchen of palatablepastime.com


Calories: 128kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 2gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 375mgPotassium: 183mgFiber: 2gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 1432IUVitamin C: 21mgCalcium: 31mgIron: 1mg
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