This Swiss meat and cheese salad comes together in just about 15 minutes and is the perfect bread topping!
If you want to create a Biergarten-like atmosphere at home, this exact Wurst-Käse-Salat would be fabulous to serve along with some homemade Pretzel Beer Bubble Bread or simply some rustic bread. And while you're at it, don't miss out on making a quick Obatzda camembert cheese spread to along with it!
It's called a 'salad,' but is really just a bread topping that consists mainly of meat! For the meat I used a chunk of German-style bologna, but most sliced bologna or even Mortadella will work! The meat is then sliced into pieces and combined with cheese. I used a Swiss Emmentaler, but Gouda or any cheese you like works too!
I then toss my meat salad with a bunch of sliced radishes, cornichon pickles, onions and stir it together with a light pickle juice dressing! It's so addictive! This bologna and cheese Salad perfect for a warm spring or summer night when you don't feel like cooking. It's quickly made in about 15 minutes and requires no cooking at all!
Swiss Meat and Cheese Salad
- 250 g bologna preferably in one piece
- 1 bunch radishes
- 6 cornichon pickles
- 200 g Emmentaler cheese or other Swiss cheese or even Gouda
- ¼ red onion
- 1 green onion
- 1 tablespoon mustard I like to use Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon apricot jam or honey
- 3 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 tablespoon pickle juice
- salt, pepper
- parsley and more radishes for garnish optional
- If you bought the bologna in one piece, cut into slices (they don't have to be very thin) and depending on how large the slices are, cut them in half.
- Slice up the radishes and pickles as well (I like those thinner sliced and I love using this slicer to achieve quick, even slices). Cut the cheese into strips. Cut the red onion into thin slices and the green onion into rings. Combine all ingredients in a medium sized bowl.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the mustard, jam (or honey), olive oil and pickle juice and season to taste with salt and pepper. If desired, you can add fresh, chopped parsley as well. Add the dressing to the salad ingredients, toss, and serve with fresh slices of rustic bread.