German Party Pasta Salad

german pasta salad

The German party pasta salad is a traditional salad for parties, the barbecues or is used as side dish for Bratwurst and Schnitzel. This German salad recipe is proven and an authentic recipe. It’s is very easy to make. With this recipe you don’t need to buy anymore the expensive salads at a salad bar or the packaged salad mixes that contain mostly unhealthy chemicals.  Happy Cooking!

Ingredients German Party Pasta Salad

400 g pasta such as elbow, bow tie or spiral pasta – use gluten free or any small pasta
2 red and 1 yellow pepper
1/2 English cucumber, chopped
2 tomatoes, chopped
250 g cooked ham
3-5 spring onions
150 g cheese such as Swiss cheese, Gouda or sharp cheddar
6 tbsp olive oil (mild) or sun flower oil
5 tbsp white or red wine vinegar
1 tbsp honey (optional)
1 tbsp mild-medium mustard
Salt and pepper to taste
1 chopped garlic clove (optional)
3 tbsp chopped parsley

Cooking Instructions German Pasta Salad

-Cook the pasta per instructions, make sure they are “al dente”! Don’t cook them too soft. Add some salt to the boiling water.
– Cut pepper in fine stripes or small cubes, the same to cucumber and tomatoes if you use them..
– Cut spring onion in fine slices.
– Cut ham and cheese in fine cubes.
– Chop garlic fine and  in a jar mix it with oil, vinegar, honey, mustard, salt and pepper. Close jar with a lid and mix (shake) the dressing very well.
– Mix the dressing with the pasta and all other ingredients.
– Let rest for 1-2 hours.
– Before serving add the parsley.
If you like you can add chopped radishes or 1-2 chopped pickles.

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