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15 Ways to Eat Sauerkraut

by Amber Fairweather |

There are several ways you can eat sauerkraut. For example, you can eat it with Reuben sandwiches or hot dogs. However, you don’t have to limit yourself as there are several ways you can eat sauerkraut to add extra flavor to your meals.

The sauerkraut we’re talking about here is the lacto-fermented one. This isn’t the sauerkraut preserved with salt and vinegar that’s often found in grocery stores.

This particular sauerkraut is fermented with cabbage and salt. It is very much alive, and it’s filled with lactic acid and probiotic bacteria.

Sauerkraut is quite cheap and easy to make (see our recipe), and it is filled with umami flavor. Also, it is the ideal addition to sandwiches, dips, salads, or it can be used as a side for most meals.

In this article, we’ve come up with 15 surprising ways you can eat sauerkraut. Let’s dive in:

  1. Eat It Plain as a Side to Meals

In truth, this is not really exciting, but it is the simplest and most common way to eat sauerkraut. Get some from your fridge whenever you want to eat and add it as a condiment. By putting some on your dinner table every night, you’ll remember to always take a bite.

  1. Salsa

Your salsa should be replaced with sauerkraut that’s made with peppers. It can be added to anything you wish to spice up or liven the flavor.

  1. On Top Of Your Eggs

The best way to add extra probiotic foods to your diet is to start your day with sauerkraut on your eggs. Ginger kraut, plain kraut, or any other flavor you like will go well with scrambled, poached or fried eggs.

  1. Add Kraut To Your Burrito

Try livening up your breakfast burrito by adding some tangy sauerkraut.

  1. Sauerkraut Is Perfect With Avocado

Ensure you mash up some kraut and avocado together. The kraut’s tanginess brings out every flavor in the avocado, and it replaces lime and works just fine.

It is just like guacamole with kraut, and it goes with crackers, chips and it can be used as bowl toppings. However, you can remove the pit and use sauerkraut to stuff it.

  1. Avocado Toast

You can add some sauerkraut to toast or avocado toast. It can also be eaten with toast and tahini or your morning toast with some sauerkraut and peanut butter.

  1. As A Dip

Try blending some kimchi or sauerkraut with cream cheese. This can be used to make a nice probiotic dip. It can also be blended with some hummus rather than using lemon.

  1. Salad dressing

Add sauerkraut brine to your salad dressing or blend kraut into the dressing as a replacement for salt.

  1. Salsa

Kraut can be cut up into tiny bits, and it can be added to your salsa. You can be sure of getting a more flavourful salsa together with improved nutrition.

  1. Smoothies

If you don’t want to change the flavor of your smoothie, try adding kraut or kraut juice to it to increase the nutritional value. By adding one tablespoon of kraut into your smoothie, you’ll enjoy the beneficial probiotics that come with it, and it won’t affect the flavor. 

Keep in mind that you shouldn’t use krauts that have heavy flavors like garlic for your smoothies. Try using fruit krauts or plain krauts.

  1. Wraps or Sandwiches

It’s been an age-long tradition to put sauerkraut in sandwiches, and you’ll be assured of getting the best flavor. Most people often recommend kimchi or grilled cheese sandwich sauerkraut.

  1. Salads

You can sprinkle some sauerkraut atop your salads. It’s very easy, and it adds lots of flavor in addition to a nutrient boost.

  1. Use Various Sauerkraut flavors together with Entrees

Apple spice kraut goes well with pair pineapple turmeric kraut and pulled port or chicken.

  1. Stir-Fry

By using plain kraut, ginger kraut or kimchi, you can add loads of flavor to stir fry. It is best to add after you have finished cooking your stir fry so to not kill the beneficial bacteria in the sauerkraut, from the heat. 

  1. Rice

To get kimchi fried rice, add some kimchi to the rice. Just fry the rice in a moderate pan and mix some of the kimchi with it when it cools down a little. It also works perfectly when used as a grilled salmon side.

As you can see, there are several ways you can eat sauerkraut. This condiment is quite versatile, and it is used to enhance flavor, add more probiotics or nutrients to most meals.  

To make your own sauerkraut visit our easy and yummy recipe here