Traditional German Pasta Salad

If you’re looking for a unique and flavor-packed dish, you can’t beat a classic German pasta salad. With its zesty taste and traditional ingredients, this dish is perfect for an outdoor picnic or any other special occasion. Bursting with authentic flavors, this pasta salad will leave your guests begging for more!


1 lb elbow macaroni

1 red onion, diced

1 red bell pepper, diced

1 yellow bell pepper, diced

2 tablespoons white vinegar

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons mustard

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon dried dill

3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Salt and pepper to taste

Optional rinsed and drained canned chickpeas or black beans


1. Cook the macaroni according to the instructions on the package and drain.

2. In a large bowl, combine the macaroni, onion, bell peppers and any optional ingredients.

3. Prepare the dressing by whisking together the vinegar, olive oil, mustard, garlic powder, dill, parsley, salt and pepper in a small bowl.

4. Pour the dressing over the macaroni and mix until all ingredients are combined.

5. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.

6. Serve cold or at room temperature.


This German pasta salad is the perfect example of a classic German dish that is sure to impress. The unique combination of flavors balances out perfectly, with the white vinegar providing a sharp contrast to the sweetness of the bell peppers and the red onion. The use of fresh parsley and dill helps provide a burst of flavor and aroma to the mix. This salad is a great way of bringing some traditional German flair to your table.

If you’re looking for a similar, fresh and flavorful pasta salad, check out my Italian pesto pasta salad recipe. Or, for another traditional German dish, try my sauerbraten recipe for a truly unique and delicious experience.

No matter which dish you choose, you’re sure to impress your guests with your cooking skills. Bon Appétit!