|Main ingredients||Sausage (Lyoner, stadtwurst, Regensburger Wurst or extrawurst), distilled white vinegar, oil, onions|
Wurstsalat (German, literally sausage salad) is a tart sausage salad prepared with distilled white vinegar, oil and onions. A variation of the recipe adds strips of pickled gherkin. It is generally made from boiled sausage like Lyoner, stadtwurst, Regensburger Wurst or extrawurst. It is a traditional snack in Southern Germany, Alsace, Switzerland and Austria (where it is known as Saure Wurst, lit. "sour sausage").
To prepare the dish, the sausage is cut into thin slices or strips and placed, along with raw onion (sliced into rings or diced), in a vinegar and oil marinade, lightly seasoned with salt, pepper, and sometimes paprika. Common additional ingredients are finely cut gherkins, radishes, parsley or chives. Wurstsalat is generally served with bread and sometimes fried potatoes.
Popular variants are the Schwäbischer Wurstsalat (Swabian wurstsalat), which uses one half blood sausage, and Schweizer Wurstsalat (Swiss wurstsalat), which like the Straßburger Wurstsalat (Strasbourg wurstsalat) or Elsässer Wurstsalat (Alsacian wurstsalat) also contains Emmental cheese and uses the traditional Swiss cervelat instead of Lyoner sausage.