Bavarian Cabbage Salad – Coleslaw, Recipe with Video and Tips from the Bavarian Chef

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Today I show you my recipe Bavarian Cabbage Salad. The Coleslaw with bacon or without bacon tastes good in summer with a barbecue, it goes very well with roast pork and generally as a side dish in mixed salads with various dishes.

Besides the warm and cold cabbage salad I show you a fine dressing and briefly explain the specialities of Bavarian and Viennese style salad.

You will find the video as a step-by-step guide. I am happy if this contribution is a help in your kitchen and wish you good luck. Please share!

1. Cabbage Salad Warm

The preparation of warm cabbage salad works in the same way as the preparation of cold cabbage salad.

If you want to serve the lettuce warm, put the finished cabbage salad in a pan and heat it as desired. Another variant works as follows:

Place the sliced cabbage in a bowl. Boil the caraway in plenty of water and pour over the cabbage.

Strain off after approx. 10 minutes. You can also use a vegetable broth or a beef broth seasoned with caraway. Marinate the cabbage salad and refine with bacon.

Tomato salad recipe picture
Finish off the tomato salad with herbs. Recipe picture for the article.
Tomato salad is another wonderful side salad. I’ll show you the preparation with and without vinegar. © Food Photographer Thomas Sixt

2. Coleslaw Bavarian Style

I don’t really like coleslaw when it’s really cold. It reminds me of piled up, finished bucket cabbage salads in the cold store, which are put lovelessly on the plate.

I like my cabbage salad lukewarm, i.e. freshly prepared and no longer put in the fridge.

bacon potato salad recipe picture arranged on a plate
Potato salad with bacon
Try my potato salad with bacon on occasion. The recipe comes from the Bavarian star cuisine. © Food Photographer Düsseldorf Thomas Sixt

3. Cabbage Salad with Bacon

Crispy fried bacon cubes and onion cubes belong in my cabbage salad. If you prefer it vegetarian or vegan, you can leave out the bacon!

4. Coleslaw Marinade

The marinade for cabbage salad consists of

salad dressing
A fine dressing makes the salad delicious! Season the coleslaw dressing with sweet and sour sugar. © Food photographer Thomas Sixt
A fine dressing makes the salad delicious! Taste the cabbage salad dressing with sugar sweet-sour. © Food Photographer Thomas Sixt

5. Info for Viennese Cabbage Salad

The Viennese cabbage salad is very often additionally prepared with beef broth. The sliced cabbage is poured over with the boiling broth. Tarragon mustard can also be added to the marinade.

6. Bavarian Cabbage Salad

The Bavarian cabbage salad comes from my homeland, my grandmother from Lower Bavaria has prepared the salad with diluted vinegar essence or with apple vinegar, no onions added, only omitted and crispy fried bacon cubes, salt, pepper, caraway and sugar.

recipe for roast pork bavarian style roast pork meat from the pork belly while cutting open © thomas sixt bavarain chef and food artist
Bavarian roast pork with cooking video!
Bavarian Pork Roast with dumplings and Sauerkraut. The salad with cabbage goes excellently with roast pork Bavarian style. I show the preparation with cooking video after an original recipe of my grandfather and tips from the star kitchen. © Food Picture , Food Photographer Thomas Sixt

7. Recipe Bavarian Cabbage Salad

Below you will find a description of the preparation and all the ingredients.

Bavarian Cabbage Salad – Coleslaw

Recipe with cooking video from German Chef Thomas Sixt

Servings 4 Portions
Calories 295
Total Time 25 Min.
Preparation Time 15 Min.
Cook Time 10 Min.
Cabbage salad recipe with many tips and ideas for warm and cold cabbage salad. Coleslaw salad with bacon and cumin, bavarian style. A cooking video accompanies you during the preparation. Good luck!

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100 g bacon cubes
1 pc onion (optional otherwise 150 g more potatoes)
500 g white cabbage (fine sliced)
1 tsp Salt
4-5 pinches Pepper
1 tsp. caraway – cumin
1 tsp. brown cane sugar
1 tsp mustard (sweet mustard or mustard “mittelscharf from Develey Munich)
4 tbsp. white wine vinegar
50 ml Sunflower oil


Bacon and onion pan
Diced sack and onion in the pan while sweating.

Brown the bacon and onion cubes in a pan. The onions are optional, you can also fry the bacon cubes crispy first and sweat the onions only briefly.

white cabbage prepared for braising

Mix the finely chopped white cabbage with salt, pepper, cumin, sugar, vinegar and oil and crush the cabbage with your hands to make the cabbage salad soft.

Coleslaw with caraway seeds ...
Coleslaw tastes great with fondue!

The second variation is to crush the cabbage seasoned with salt and caraway seeds, mix the remaining ingredients to a marinade with mustard and add to the cabbage.

Bavarian Cabbage Salad - Coleslaw, Recipe with Video and Tips from the Bavarian Chef
Coleslaw goes particularly well with this dish!

Add bacon and onions to the cabbage salad, season with salt and pepper before serving.


8. Calories and Nutritional Values

9. Further Recipe for Side Dishes Salads

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