Great-Grandma Maida Dixon made this salad for family gatherings. I think of her every time I make. It's sooo good. It needs to be placed in the refrigerator to allow the flavors to meld. It really is worth the wait.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, mix together sauerkraut, onion, celery, green bell pepper, carrot, pimientos, and mustard seed. Set aside this mixture.

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  • In a small saucepan, mix together sugar, oil, and vinegar. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat.

  • Pour sugar mixture over salad, cover, and leave it in the refregerator for 2 days before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

577.1 calories; 2.4 g protein; 62.2 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 1057.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2007
I couldn't find my my great-grandmothers recipe so I used this as a base and used 1/3 c brown sugar, 1/3 c. sugar, 1/3 cider vinegar, and 1/3 c. oil (so not as much oil/sugar). I also added celery seed. Thanks for sharing - I forgot how much I love it! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/20/2002
Not worth the wait. I was disappointed with the recipe. Has a pretty weird taste and I come close to really disliking it. Won't make it again. Read More
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110 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 78
  • 4 star values: 24
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2007
I couldn't find my my great-grandmothers recipe so I used this as a base and used 1/3 c brown sugar, 1/3 c. sugar, 1/3 cider vinegar, and 1/3 c. oil (so not as much oil/sugar). I also added celery seed. Thanks for sharing - I forgot how much I love it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2006
If you don't like strong vinegary tastes, you aren't going to like this. However, even if you don't like sauerkraut, don't be put off - if you let it sit in the 'frige as instructed, there is virtually no sauerkraut taste. Anyway, I LOVED this! I made it with a 14.5oz can of sauerkraut, and pretty much just eyeballed the rest of the ingredients. It got rather 'juicy' the next day - probably because I didn't drain the sauerkraut - but I just poured the liquid away. This salad is so crunchy and refreshing! Thanks so much, Joan! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/23/2007
This is a great simple salad that makes for an excellent snack side dish or relish. I would suggest using only 1/4 cup of oil and far less sugar though. I used about 1 cup sugar and still found it too sweet for my taste. I think it would do fine with even just 1/2 cup sugar. I also substituted red bell pepper for the pimento. The other great thing about this recipe is it keeps for ages and still tastes great! Enjoy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2005
This an excellent salad. Great with sandwiches. Hard to wait the 2 days but worth the wait. Good idea to cut oil and use splenda for the sugar. Pays to read reviews to get input from others who have tried the recipe. Once you try it it won't be long till second trial. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2004
YUM!!! I only used half the oil as suggested and a red pepper instead of pimento. This is a wonderful tasty salad! Worth the 2 day wait! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2005
I'm not a sauerkraut person but my husband is so I made this for him on his birthday. He loved it and so did I! I used half the oil as others suggested and I used splenda instead of sugar. This is very good! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/20/2002
Not worth the wait. I was disappointed with the recipe. Has a pretty weird taste and I come close to really disliking it. Won't make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2003
This is really good. Way too much oil though I cut down by about half. Also used celery seeds since I did not have any mustard seeds. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2004
Delicious! A great alternative for picnics because there is no mayo or dairy products. I substitued red bell pepper for the pimento and 2/3 c Splenda instead of the sugar. Also reduced the oil by almost half and used the food processor to chop the veggies. Turned out great. Read More
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