12 Tasty Ways to Use Fermented Foods

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You can use fermented fruits and vegetables in so many different ways!  If your family hasn’t adjusted yet to the sour taste that many fermented foods have, you can ‘hide’ them in a variety of meals.


1.  As a side dish.

You can simply serve a small serving of fermented veggies or fruit as a side dish with your meal.  The seasonal Ferment of the Month from Fermented Farmacy always has a tasty combination of cultured veggies, wild plants, and medicinal herbs and makes a great side dish.

2.  In green salads.

Chop up your fermented veggies and serve on a green salad.

3.  In smoothies.

Fermented fruits (and the juice) are the perfect addition to smoothies.

4.  Pureed as a sauce

You can use fermented fruits pureed as a sauce for pancakes, waffles, ice cream, yogurt, etc. Puree fermented veggies to add to pasta sauces.

5.  In pasta or bean salads

Chop up fermented veggies are an excellent addition to pasta salads, tuna salads, egg salads, bean salads, etc.  I add fermented carrots/peppers/cucumbers to these types of salads all the time.  You could ferment cloves of garlic for this purpose too!

6.  On a wrap or sandwich.

A small amount of fermented veggies make a crunchy topping for your favorite wrap or sandwich.  Kickapoo Kimchi from Fermented Farmacy is delicious inside a grilled cheese!

7.  As a dip.

You can add almost any fermented veggie to your favorite guacamole recipe, sour cream dip, artichoke dip, etc.. Your family will never know!  Fermented salsas are a great dip too.  If your family doesn’t care for the taste, mix fermented salsa with regular salsa.

8.  As a condiment.

Try different krauts on your hotdog! Also,almost any homemade condiment can be fermented.  Simply adding whey or culture starter to your favorite homemade ketchup, mustard, bbq sauce recipe (tighten lid and allow to sit at room temp overnight) will enable you to have probiotic goodness for condiments.

9.  Use the juice to flavor soups and sauces.

Don’t waste the precious juice of the vegetables that is laden with good bacteria.  Add a little to soups or when making sauce. (Be sure to add at the end of cooking, so the temperature has less chance to kill the good bacteria!)  Adds a nice bite to spaghetti sauce.

10.  As a topping

Fermented fruits make great toppings for pancakes, ice cream, and more.  Use fermented veggies to top tacos and nachos!

11. On a pizza

If you haven’t tried sauerkraut on pizza, you’re missing out! Fermented Farmacy’s German kraut goes great with Italian sausage and lots of mozz!

10.  As a gift

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