Potato Salad (Württemberg)

Potato Salad (Württemberg)

Course: SidesCuisine: Germany – SwabiaDifficulty: Easy

This is a family recipe from the Swabian Alps in Württemberg. It is a simple potato salad recipe with a vinegar base and a strong flavor.


  • 1.5 kg Firm Potatoes boiled in advance, i.e., potatoes that hold up well after boiling

  • 1 Large Onion c. 50-100g

  • 1.5 Tbsp Vegetable Bouillon Powder

  • 1 Tbsp Mustard (Brand Thomy)

  • 1 tsp Salt

  • Up to 1 Tbsp Pepper

  • 1-2 Tbsp Table Vinegar

  • 1/4 to 1/2 Cup of Sunflower Oil


  • Boil the potatoes with the skin until they are almost completely soft, c. 20 minutes.
  • Remove the potatoes from the boiling water and rinse them with cold water immediately. Then let it cool. The original recipe says to leave the potatoes to sit for up to 12 hours.
  • Mix the bouillon, salt, pepper, and mustard with 1 cup of boiling water. When fully mixed, add the vinegar and let cool.
  • While the broth is cooling down, cut the potatoes into thick slices and let the larger pieces crumble.
  • Dice the onion into small pieces
  • Mix the potato chunks with the broth mixture and the onions. Add water if it seems too dry, and mixing it should make a “wet” sound.
  • Mix in the sunflower oil and serve.

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