Spaetzle Summer Salad

The most adaptable salad recipe you will ever come across. Once you have made it the first time, then you understand the many variations that you can imagine.


For Spaetzle

2 cups plain flour
1 tsp. salt
2 eggs
approx. 1 cup water

For Salad

200 chopped ham or smoked chicken or steamed prawns or cabana
¼ cup diced red capsicum
1 tbsp. chopped parsley
1/2 tsp. Keens dry mustard
6 green stuffed olives
2 tbsp. Kraft French dressing
1 small sweet gherkin
1 tbsp. sweet gherkin juice
½ tbsp. Maggi seasoning (or half a beef stock cube dissolved in 1 tbsp. hot water)
6 heaped tablespoons Best Foods Whole Egg Mayonnaise
salt and pepper to taste


  • In a large bowl combine flour, salt, eggs. Stir in sufficient water to make a soft dough and make Spaetzle according to basic recipe.
  • Allow Spaetzle to cool a little before adding the salad ingredients.
  • Mix mayonnaise, dressing, gherkin juice and Maggi seasoning together. Then fold through spaetzle with diced salad ingredients and the chicken/ham.
  • Gently mix all together and let salad stand 1 hour for flavours to combine.
  • While some of the above ingredients can be substituted, Whole Egg mayonnaise and Keens Mustard powder are crucial to the final flavour.