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

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 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.

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

  • vinegar
  • white wine vinegar
  • red wine vinegar or apple vinegar
  • salt, pepper, sugar and caraway

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.

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.

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5 from 35 votes
5 from 35 votes
Bavarian Cabbage Salad - Coleslaw
Recipe with cooking video from German Chef Thomas Sixt
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dishes
Cuisine: Bavarian Recipes
Keyword: Gluten Free Recipes
Servings: 4 Portions
Calories: 295kcal
Author: Thomas Sixt
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Add bacon and onions to the cabbage salad, season with salt and pepper before serving.

8. Calories and Nutritional Values

Nutrition Facts
Bavarian Cabbage Salad – Coleslaw
Amount Per Serving
Calories 295 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Polyunsaturated Fat 10g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 28mg9%
Sodium 1101mg48%
Potassium 499mg14%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 11g22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

9. Further Recipe for Side Dishes Salads

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Author: Thomas Sixt

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