German Potato Salad Recipe

Discover the authentic flavors of Germany with our irresistible German Potato Salad recipe. This traditional dish features tender potatoes, pickles, and a vinegar dressing for the perfect balance of flavors. Serve it at your next gathering, and watch as your guests indulge in this classic favorite. Get ready to elevate your culinary skills and bring a taste of Germany to your table with our mouthwatering German Potato Salad recipe.

Certainly! Here’s a traditional German recipe for potato salad:



  • 2 pounds (about 1 kg) potatoes (waxy variety like Yukon Gold or red potatoes work well)
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 4-5 dill pickles, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons pickle juice (from the jar of pickles)
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable broth or water
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish



  1. Wash the potatoes thoroughly to remove any dirt or debris. Place them in a large pot and cover with cold water. Add a pinch of salt to the water.
  2. Bring the water to a boil over medium-high heat and cook the potatoes until they are tender when pierced with a fork (about 20-25 minutes, depending on the size of the potatoes).
  3. While the potatoes are cooking, prepare the dressing. In a small bowl, whisk together the vegetable broth (or water), vegetable oil, white wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper until well combined.
  4. Once the potatoes are cooked, drain them and let them cool for a few minutes until they are easy to handle. Peel the potatoes and cut them into thin slices or bite-sized chunks.
  5. In a large mixing bowl, combine the chopped onion, dill pickles, and warm potato slices.
  6. Pour the dressing over the potato mixture and gently toss to coat the potatoes evenly.
  7. Allow the potato salad to marinate for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
  8. Before serving, taste and adjust the seasoning if needed. You can add more salt, pepper, or vinegar according to your preference.
  9. Garnish the potato salad with chopped fresh parsley.
  10. Serve the potato salad at room temperature or chilled, as desired.


Enjoy your delicious German potato salad!

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