I perfected this recipe over 4 tries, making this the best classic German pasta salad I know! Save this creamy Nudelsalat recipe for your next grill fest.
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I made German pasta salad way too many times in these last couple of months, but it was all to find out for you how to best combine American ingredients to bring me the taste of a classic German pasta salat. So here is the best Nudelsalat! I tested out different veggies, added to the dressing ingredients, refined and tuned. I also used thinly sliced Mortadella (a type of Italian pork bologna) instead of Fleischwurst before and that worked beautifully as well. However, if you want real Fleischwurst like the one I used in today's recipe, you can buy it online as well! Ultimately, I can't get enough of the creaminess in this salad, which is achieved by making your own creamy salad dressing, which (don't freak out) includes the making of your own mayo! Believe me, it's so simple and quick, you'll wonder why you've never made it yourself before. Or maybe you have and you just found another way to use homemade mayo. 🙂
Either way, this German pasta salad is the perfect party companion, a crowd pleaser, a summertime favorite, a pasta lover's dream. I actually made it for Eloïse's christening last month in Germany and everybody loved it! Adding the onion was my mom's idea and it was a great addition! I can't wait to make and make it again and hope you'll make it with me!
I also had fun making my first ever cooking video, making today's pasta salad, and there will be more to come! Also, they'll get better I'm sure! 🙂
It was all inspired by my brand new TikTok account, which I just started this week! Give me a follow and laugh with me about all things German.
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Pumpkin Spice Martini
Yup, there is more pumpkin spice because if you're like men then there is no such thing as too much pumpkin spice. 🙂
Here a pumpkin spice martini using one of my all-time favorites: Austrian-made, creamy Pumpkin Spice Liqueur by the Mozart distillery. This simple cocktail will be perfect for dessert for the upcoming holidays and I promise you that every pumpkin spice and pumpkin pie fan will love this!
To make, simply shake together the following ingredients with some ice, then pour into a martini glass:
- 2 oz good vodka (such as Mamont)
- 2.5 oz Mozart Pumpkin Spice Cream Liqueur
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Nudelsalat: Classic German Pasta Salad
Boil The Eggs & Pasta
- Carefully place 4 eggs in boiling water and cook for 10 minutes. Run cold water over them while peeling. Cut up for the salad. If you'd like some for garnish, boil a couple of extra eggs. In the meantime, cook pasta according to packaging instructions.
Make The Dressing
- Combine mustard, egg yolk and vinegar and whisk together. Then slowly add the avocado oil a bit at a time while whisking. The sauce will begin to thicken. Whisk in dill pickle juice, Greek yogurt, honey and season with salt, pepper and paprika powder.
Prep Other Ingredients
Assemble The Salad
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Garnish with more eggs and fresh chopped parsley or chives (optional).
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