Salads are a popular dish among the Amish, especially during the summer months when fresh produce is abundant. Salads begin to show up on Amish menus as soon as the first lettuce is ready to harvest and that can be early in some places. Some common types of salads that the Amish enjoy include:
- Amish potato salad: This salad typically features boiled potatoes, hard-boiled eggs, celery, onion, and a dressing made with mayonnaise, vinegar, and sugar.
- Amish coleslaw: This salad is made with shredded cabbage, carrots, and sometimes other vegetables like bell pepper or onion, dressed with a creamy dressing made with mayonnaise, vinegar, and sugar.
- Three-bean salad: This salad features a mix of cooked green beans, yellow wax beans, and kidney beans, dressed with a tangy dressing made with vinegar, sugar, and oil.
- Broccoli salad: This salad is made with fresh broccoli florets, bacon, raisins, and a dressing made with mayonnaise and vinegar.
- Tomato salad: This salad typically features sliced fresh tomatoes, onion, and cucumber, dressed with a simple dressing made with oil and vinegar.
It's worth noting that Amish cuisine can vary depending on the community and region, so there may be additional or different types of salads enjoyed by the Amish.
Let's look at six popular salads
Mennonite Farmhouse Cole Slaw
This is a very old recipe that comes from a Mennonite family in Virginia. It seems like your basic slaw recipe, but often, I find, the best recipes are the very basic ones. Chances are a Mennonite farm family will be using the freshest ingredients. If you're trying to match the taste you might find
Amish Broccoli Salad
Only the most popular recipe on Amish365 ever - crunchy, crispy & creamy broccoli salad
Amish365 Layered Lettuce Salad
This recipe is a mainstay at almost any Amish family gathering I've been to in the Midwest. It's almost like a requirement of the meal: someone has to bring a layered lettuce salad. It is a delicious addition to a meal and it's probably a favorite because it's easy to make, feeds a lot of
Chunky Pennsylvania Dutch Potato Salad
There's nothing better than an old-fashioned classic potato salad, with either mustard or mayo
Chrisholm Recipe Series: Spring Bunny Salad
By Kevin Williams This recipe comes to me from the Chrisholm Amish Farmstead and it's perfect for spring. The Amish love salads like these, chock full of homegrown veggies. You can use store-bought, but if you are looking for a perfect spring salad with color and crunch, try this! The La Choy noodles is obviously