How To Eat Sauerkraut (6 surprising ways I eat sauerkraut)


Let me guess, you have made or purchased your first jar of sauerkraut and now you don’t know what to do with it. You know it’s good for you but just don’t know how to eat it. Well, read on. 

If you have been following my blog for a while, you would know that I’m very fond of fermented foods. They are absolutely delicious and have many health benefits. My favourite is sauerkraut, I’m obsessed with it. I love the tangy, sourness and crunchiness. My favourite sauerkraut is spicy turmeric, recipe coming soon.

Fermented foods such as sauerkraut and kefir offer many health benefits. They restore our gut health, supports our immune system and help us to better absorb nutrients. Start incorporating fermented foods into your diet to keep your gut flora happy.

Not long ago, I did a demo on how to make sauerkraut. And one of the attendees asked me for ways to eat sauerkraut. So I thought I would do a post and share with you all how I incorporate sauerkraut into my diet.

There are many ways to eat sauerkraut; you can eat it hot or cold but just be aware that cooking sauerkraut kills all the good bacteria.

If you are new to sauerkraut and would like to get started, please come this way how-to-make-sauerkraut

  1. Straight out of the jar

Yes, straight off the fork is my absolute favourite way to eat sauerkraut. I’ve been known to sit in front of the tv with a jar of kraut. That’s how much I love it. When you are craving something sour like salt and vinegar chips, just reach for the jar of kraut.

2. As a condiment

This is how I eat sauerkraut most of the time. I just add it to whatever I’m eating. Kraut makes a great condiment, pairs well with almost anything and adds a delicious zing. You can find recipe for this gut-healing bowl here

3. On toast

Avocado and sauerkraut on toast is amazing. You are probably thinking, this is nothing new because avocado is amazing with pretty much anything. But trust me, kraut beats everything you have paired with avocado. It’s seriously good, I could eat this every single day.

4. In a salad

I simply toss sauerkraut into a salad and use the juice as salad dressing. It’s delicious. Check out the recipe for this rainbow bowl here.

5. Smoothies

I also add sauerkraut to smoothies. It adds a really nice tangy flavour which I really love. Next time you make a green smoothie, try adding a tablespoon of kraut and see how you go. You never know, it might turn into love at first sip.

6. Cooked

Although it removes the health benefits, sauerkraut taste amazing cooked. Cook it in a little bit of oil, and add spices. Or add it to soups and stews.

I would love to know other ways you eat sauerkraut so please leave me a comment below. xx