13 Delightful German Vegetarian Dishes To Explore!

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Germany is best known for its sausages, and one must be wondering how a vegetarian could think of living here, right? But you’ll be surprised to know about these delightful German vegetarian dishes.

German cuisine mainly comprises meat, pork, and sausages, but nowadays, there’s been a rise in Germany’s vegetarianism. Currently, there are approximately six million vegetarians in Germany. Berlin, the capital, was named The New Vegetarian Capital of the world by Saveur in 2015. Due to this high peak in vegetarianism and increased demand for vegetarian and vegan food, there are now various restaurants in cities of Germany that provide varieties of vegetarian dishes.

1. Kässpätzle

Kässpätzle
Source: Vorarlberg

Kässpätzle is a German cheese späetzle – a pasta type, and a classic comfort food dish. This delightful vegetarian German dish is only as good as the quality of the cheese you use. It is topped with butter and caramelized onions, and then they are baked in the oven.

2. Quarkkeulchen

Quarkkeulchen
Source: T-Online

It is a sweet vegetarian main dish made of mashed potatoes and quark cheese. This sweet specialty is usually flavored with lemon zest. Many kinds of sauces can be served with this cake, but the commonly used ones are apple sauce and vanilla.

3. Schupfnudeln mit Sauerkraut

Schupfnudeln mit Sauerkraut
Source: Eat Smarter

It is a regional specialty from the German region Swabia. This German vegetarian dish is a potato dumpling rolled into little cylindrical shapes fried with sauerkraut. Both dumplings and potatoes are used to make this an excellent German vegetarian dish to savor.

4. Flammkuchen

Flammkuchen
Source: Einfach Backen

Flammkuchen is a crispy and smoky German pizza, in which each slice is saucy, mozzarella-laden, and classic. It is characterized by its incredibly thin, crisp, and blistered crust. This delightful vegetarian dish is generally topped with caramelized onions.

5. Rote Grütze

Rote Grütze
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Rote Grütze is a comforting summer berry dessert that originally comes from northern Germany. This vegetarian dish is served with milk, cream, or whipped cream, and sometimes, this recipe is enjoyed with a vanilla sauce. This red berry dessert with fresh cream will not let you forget its taste.

6. Spargelcremesuppe

Spargelcremesuppe
Source: Springlane

Spargelcremesuppe or creamy white asparagus soup is made from pureed white asparagus and broth with some cream added. The asparagus has a milder flavor and is more tender. This German vegetarian dish may be served hot or cold and is garnished with chives and sour cream.

7. Kartoffelpuffer

Kartoffelpuffer
Source: Kochform

Kartoffelpuffer, also known as potato pancakes, are shallow-fried pancakes of grated potato, flour, and a dazzling ingredient like apple sauce. It is often flavored with grated garlic or onion and is topped with chopped fresh herbs.

8. Obatzter

Obatzter
Source: Gutekueche

Obatzter is a Bavarian cheese delicacy. It is prepared by mixing soft cheese and butter. This recipe constitutes sweet or hot paprika powder, salt, pepper, and beer in a small amount. Garnish it with red onions, chopped chives, or sliced radishes.

9. Kartoffelknödel

Kartoffelknödel
Source: Frischgekocht

Kartoffelknödel is a potato dumpling, which is a typical side dish. The main ingredients are peeled potatoes, which are grated and mixed with barley flour to make the balls stick together. You can also add some chopped parsley to the mixture.

10. Handkäse mit Musik

Handkäse mit Musik
Source: The Willing Traveller

Handkäse is a German regional sour milk cheese; it is a traditional cheese produced or made by hand and entails a sharp flavor and strong smell. This hand cheese is marinated with onions for up to an hour and is served with thick slices of fresh, wholesome bread and butter.

11. Frankfurter Grüne Sauce

Frankfurter Grüne Sauce
Source: Minamade

Frankfurter Grüne Sauce is a famous cold herb sauce from Frankfurt, consisting of sour cream, spices, and herbs. The combination of herbs should be seven. It is relished best with a glass of Frankfurter apple cider-burning ice.

12. Süße Rohrnudeln

Süße Rohrnudeln
Source: T-Online

Rohrnudeln is a traditional sweet dish that hails from Germany. The small buns are baked side by side in the oven, with each one filled with half a plum and a piece of sugar. The buns are baked for half an hour, and afterward, the buns are sprinkled with icing sugar.

13. Wirtshaussalat

Wirtshaussalat
Source: Prinz Sportlich

Wirtshaussalat is a combination of grated carrots, sliced cucumbers, green beans, and cabbage. Using fresh ingredients and zesty spices, you can get an authentic and traditional experience. Season it with some salt and some freshly ground pepper, and serve this yummy, delicious vegetarian dish.

Read Also: The Local Dishes of Germany to Relish

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