German Sour Cream Salad Dressing with Variations - Salatsosse

German sour cream salad dressing
German sour cream salad dressing. Keller & Keller Photography/Stock Food Creative/Getty Images
    5 mins
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This easy German sour cream salad dressing (Salatsosse) recipe is delicious on its own but it can be made with variations (mit Sauerresahne).

It comes together quickly from ingredients you have in your pantry. Try it and you won't ever run out of salad dressing again. It is also lower in fat than commercial dressings and has no preservatives, fillers or added sugar.

Makes 4 servings German Sour Cream Salad Dressing, or about 1/2 cup.

What You'll Need

  • Basic Dressing:
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons water, milk, or club soda
  • Optional Ingredients:
  • 1/4 teaspoon powdered bouillon (to be used in option #1, below)
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper (to be used in option #1, below)
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano (to be used in option #1, below)
  • 2 tablespoons finely minced red onion (to be used in option #1, below)
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder (to be used in option #2, below)
  • Dash cayenne pepper (to be used in option #2, below)
  • 1 teaspoon medium-sharp German mustard (to be used in option #3, below)

How to Make It

  1. Basic dressing: In a small bowl, thin sour cream with water, milk or club soda to dressing consistency.
     
  2. Option # 1: Add powdered bouillon, pepper, and oregano, crushed between your fingers, and mix well. Add onions if you like. Make sure they are finely minced. Mix well.
     
  3. Option #2: Add in chili powder and cayenne pepper to option #1. Mix well.
     
  4. Option #3: Add mustard instead of chili powder and cayenne pepper to option #1. Mix well.
     
  1. Serve chilled.

Serving Suggestions for German Sour Cream Salad Dressing

  • Iceberg lettuce and tomato salad
  • With cherry tomatoes and carrot sticks as a dip
  • As a sauce for meat fondue (Fleischfondue)
  • On a shredded carrot salad
  • As a dressing for a Waldorf-style salad
  • As a topping for boiled or baked potatoes

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