California Kraut Salad

Soon to be your favorite side dish or potluck salad, this combination of ingredients is a don’t miss. The olive oil mellows the acidity of the kraut while lending an enticing silkiness to the texture.

kraut salad
A good customer from the Sunnyvale Farmers market shared the basics with me a couple of years ago. An Israeli citizen of Polish descent, said this was a fairly typical side dish on her family’s table.

The simple recipe below is my rendition but try experimenting with different raw ingredients, like cucumber, sprouts or radishes . Serves 6

1 lb Classic Kraut with Caraway
1 cup shredded carrots
1 cup chopped green onions
1/2 to 2/3 cup good quality California olive oil

Toss all ingredients together and serve as a side salad. Will keep for several weeks in the frig- really.