German New Potato Salad



Recipe Information

Total Time: 

30 minutes



Serve this version of southern Germany's popular “Kartoffelsalat" alongside grilled meats or hearty grilled tempeh.


  • 2 pounds small red-skinned potatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups yellow onion, minced
  • 1/4 pound uncooked bacon, diced, or 1/4 cup soy-based vegetarian bac’un bits
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil (if using vegetarian bac’un bits)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable stock
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons whole grain mustard
  • 1/2 cup freshly chopped parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large pot, boil the potatoes in salted water 14–15 minutes, until just tender. Drain, and when cool enough to handle, cut the potatoes into 1/4-inch slices or 1-inch cubes and place into a mixing bowl.
  2. If using bacon, saute the bacon in a large skillet for 4–5 minutes while the potatoes are cooking,, drain off most of the fat, and return the pan to the stove. Add the onions and saute another 7–8 minutes. Add the stock, vinegar, and mustard and simmer for a few more minutes.
  3. For a vegetarian potato salad, saute the onions in 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil for 7–8 minutes. Add the stock, vinegar, and mustard and simmer for a few more minutes.
  4. Toss the hot dressing with the sliced potatoes. Season with salt and pepper, and stir in the fresh parsley (and vegetarian bac’un bits for the meatless version) just before serving.

Serving Suggestion

This is a version of southern Germany’s popular “Kartoffelsalat.” Serve warm or at room temperature with grilled meats or sausages, or hearty grilled tempeh.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 260, Fat: 11 g, Cholesterol: 13 mg, Sodium: 223 mg, Carbohydrate: 35 g, Dietary Fiber: 5 g, Protein: 7 g