Layered Reuben Salad Recipe

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Layered Reuben Salad Recipe
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on November 23, 2023

This delicious Layered Reuben Salad is a twist on the classic Reuben sandwich, featuring layers of crispy lettuce, tangy sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, corned beef, and a creamy Thousand Island dressing. It's a refreshing and flavorful salad that is perfect for lunch or as a side dish. The combination of flavors and textures in this salad will satisfy your cravings for a Reuben sandwich in a healthier way. Try this easy recipe today and enjoy the taste of a Reuben in a whole new way!


  • 6 cups shredded romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup sauerkraut, drained and squeezed dry
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1 cup thinly sliced deli corned beef, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Thousand Island dressing
  • 1/4 cup chopped dill pickles
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  1. In a large glass bowl or trifle dish, layer half of the shredded lettuce.
  2. Spread the sauerkraut evenly over the lettuce.
  3. Sprinkle half of the Swiss cheese over the sauerkraut.
  4. Top with half of the chopped corned beef.
  5. In a small bowl, combine the Thousand Island dressing, chopped pickles, parsley, green onions, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, sugar, salt, and black pepper. Mix well.
  6. Spread half of the dressing mixture over the corned beef in the trifle dish.
  7. Repeat the layers with the remaining lettuce, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, corned beef, and dressing.
  8. Cover the dish and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving to allow the flavors to meld together.
  9. Serve chilled and enjoy!

Interesting Facts

  • The Reuben sandwich, which inspired this salad, was first created in the early 20th century in the United States by a New York deli owner named Arnold Reuben.
  • The classic Reuben sandwich traditionally consists of corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and Russian dressing, grilled between slices of rye bread.