Swiss Salad Recipes – Three Tasty Salad Ideas

You can make famous salad recipes from Switzerland very easily at home and the Swiss do enjoy eating salads, either served alone or as a side dish with marinated steak recipes and other such meals. Salad nicoise, “gurkensalat,” and red cabbage salad are just a few Swiss recipes which you can order in restaurants or make yourself at home.

How to Make Swiss Potato Salad

You can make a basic potato salad by combining chopped cooked potatoes with mayonnaise but the following recipe takes the dish to a whole new level with the addition of celery, Tabasco, beer, mustard, bacon and more. If you are using a flank steak marinade on your beef for a special dinner, this dish would be a nice accompaniment for the meat.

What you will need:

  • 1 chopped rib celery
  • 6 potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
  • 1 can beer
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

How to make it:

Boil the potatoes until they are tender, then peel and slice them. Fry the bacon until it is crisp, then break it up, and combine it with the salt, celery, and onion. Stir the flour and butter together in a pan until the butter melts and the two are combined, and then add the sugar and mustard.

Stir in the Tabasco sauce and beer gradually and bring the mixture to a boil, stirring it all the time. Pour this mixture over the potatoes and sprinkle the parsley over the top. Toss the mixture and let it stand for an hour. Add the bacon and onion mixture, toss again, and serve.

How to Make a Typical Swiss Salad with Gruyere Cheese

Gruyere is often used in recipes because it has such a special flavor. It is the cheese that is traditionally used for making French onion soup. The following recipe combines this cheese with a homemade vinaigrette after marinating it in white wine for a gourmet taste.

What you will need:

  • 1/4 cup Chardonnay or similar dry white wine
  • 3 tablespoons cold water
  • 1/4 lb arugula or watercress
  • 1 lb gruyere cheese, in very thin strips
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 4 chopped shallots
  • 3 tablespoons corn oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • Salt and black pepper

How to make it:

Marinade the cheese in the wine and water for thirty minutes at room temperature. Stir the vinegar, mustard, shallots, corn oil, and parsley together and add salt and pepper to taste. Pour this vinaigrette over the cheese mixture and stir. Toss with salad greens and add some extra black pepper, then serve.

How to Make Cucumber Salad

This dish, which is known as gurkensalat in Switzerland, is easy to prepare and it has a cool, refreshing flavor. If you like sour cream and you want to serve a creamy side dish with your delicious marinated steak, this one might be perfect.

What you will need:

  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 2 cucumbers
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons white sugar

How to make it:

Slice the cucumbers very thinly, then sprinkle the vinegar, salt, pepper and sugar over them. Let the slices marinate for twenty minutes, then drain them and toss with the sour cream. Sprinkle the parsley over the top and serve.

Source by Christine Szalay Kudra