Sauerkraut and kimchi are undeniably superfoods. They’re great for your gut, your heart, your brain, and even your skin! Plus, they’re good for your tastebuds. What's not to love? They can be a little strong to eat on it's own - some people love it, but it's not for everyone. So incorporating sauerkraut and kimchi into delicious recipes can be a great way to increase your sauerkraut and kimchi intake!
Here are five amazing recipes to get you started:
Paleo Sauerkraut Salad
The great thing about sauerkraut is that it fits in to many people's food restrictions. For example, you can be on a Paleo diet and still eat sauerkraut! Who knew?! Just toss these ingredients together and you have the perfect Paleo salad. You can even serve this to dinner party guests or bring it to a potluck. It's that delicious! Just make sure you combine the salad ingredients and the dressing ingredients separately first! See here for the full recipe.
- 1 qt. of sauerkraut
- 1/2 c. grated carrot
- 1 c . chopped celery
- 1/2. c sweet onion, chopped
- 1 c. chopped red and yellow bell pepper
- 1/2 c. raw honey
- 1/4 olive oil
- 1 c. raw Apple Cider Vinegar
- sea salt to taste
- Optional Add in's: 1 med. apple chopped
The Good Old Reuben Sandwich
Sometimes nothing can beat an old fashioned sandwich. You can make this as quick or as complicated as you’d like! For instructions on how to assemble the Reuben like a pro, you'll definitely want to click here. Otherwise, just slap the ingredients together and enjoy. Yum!
- 4 slices dark rye (pumpernickel) or marble rye bread
- Butter, softened
- 4 slices Swiss cheese
- Thinly sliced corned beef, about a ½ lb. or more
- Good quality sauerkraut, rinsed and drained
- Optional: 1000 Island dressing, Russian dressing, Fry Sauce, horseradish, or whatever
Sausage, Potatoes, and Sauerkraut in a Skillet
Are you craving a classic meat-and-potatoes meal? We certainly are right now! And why not make it even more delicious (and healthy) by adding some sauerkraut?
This is a top-notch dinner any night of the week. This recipe is actually pretty simple, but it can be a tad more involved than the recipes given above. So check here if you need some help on how the cooking process actually goes.
- 2 cups potatoes, peeled and diced
- 1 cup onion, chopped
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 package sausage, cut into bite size pieces
- 1 (16 oz) can sauerkraut
- 1 (15 oz) can petite chopped tomatoes
- A little black pepper
- Dash of red pepper flakes
Sauerkraut, Apple, and Carrot Slaw
This is another one for all those salad lovers out there! And even if you're not a salad lover now, you may become one after trying this! This has a fresh and delicious taste that is perfect for spring. It’s also great for any situation, but we personally think it makes the perfect picnic food! So head out to the park, spread a blanket on the grass, and enjoy! Take a look here to follow the (rather simple) instructions.
- 1 medium Granny Smith apple, cored and grated (about 1 cup)
- 1 cup drained sauerkraut
- 1 medium carrot, washed and grated (about ½ cup)
- 1 T. finely grated fresh ginger
- ½ cup sauerkraut juice
- 1 tsp. raw honey
- ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
- 2 T. chopped fresh mint
- Freshly ground black pepper to taste
Spring Rolls with Kimchi
Here's a starter for kimchi! There are so many great variations on this spring roll with our krauts and chi (particularly we’re thinking of combining shrimp, mango, rice, peanut sauce, carrots, and our sunshine kraut. But our spicy chi can definitely be put into any kind of spring roll. Read more here.
There is one thing you need to do to make sure that all your recipes turn out AMAZING. And that is making sure you have the right sauerkraut. With such a flavorful food, you really want to make sure the flavor is good, right?! So for the perfect sauerkraut, head over to our website for our Plane Jane Sauerkraut, Sunshine Kraut, Purple Kraut and Tangy Tumeric Kraut. We look forward to hearing what delicious recipe combinations you come up with, Thunder Bay!