52 Fermented Foods To Make This Year

Fermented foods taste amazing and many of them are fabulous for your health! There are so many different kinds of fermented food recipes that you can find something for everyone!

52 Fermented Foods To Make This Year

We love fermented food recipes! If you persevere through a few trial and errors I guarantee you will be able to find something fermented to match everyone in the families tastes and get some of that awesome fermented goodness in your life!

Here are a few we have done and lots that are on our “must try” list.

Update: We realized after publishing this that not all of these foods are technically “fermented” since some do not actually utilize yeast or bacteria, some are technically cured and pickled instead of fermented. We’ve left it as is since we still are in love with them all and can’t wait to try them! 

Be sure to check out our Fermentation pinterest board for more inspiration!


1. How To Make Kefir

This cultured dairy product is made at home and our #1 recommended fermented products for beginners. It requires no special equipment and the grains continue to live indefinitely in plain old regular milk.

How To Make Kefir: A Tutorial with Step-by-Step Photos & Video! -- Fermented foods taste amazing and are fabulous for your health! Try these great ideas to get your inspired! A great new years resolution!

2. Sweet & Tangy Pickled Banana Peppers

Our #1 most popular post on the blog (that desperately needs a new photo ha!). This brine is so easy to whip together and makes the perfect sweet and salty pickled banana pepper or refrigerator pickles!

Easy Pickled Banana Peppers: This is the BEST banana pepper brine. Sweet, salty and vinegary and so easy!

3. How To Make Preserved Lemons

Preserved lemons are amazing at adding a special something to an ordinary dinner. They also only take 2 ingredients to make! Lemons, salt and time is all you need to make this delicious ingredient.

How To Make Preserved Lemons At Home Recipe -- Fermented foods taste amazing and are fabulous for your health! Try these great ideas to get your inspired! A great new years resolution!

4. Frozen Lemon Kefir With Blackberry Coulis from Gourmande In The Kitchen

Turn your homemade kefir into a delicious and healthy frozen treat!

Frozen Lemon Kefir Recipe -- Fermented foods taste amazing and are fabulous for your health! Try these great ideas to get your inspired! A great new years resolution!

5. Learn How To Make Hard Cider!

My husband is a professional brewer and he takes you step by step through brewing your very own batch of hard cider at home.

How To Make Hard Cider: Homebrewing Guide: -- Fermented foods taste amazing and are fabulous for your health! Try these great ideas to get your inspired! A great new years resolution!

6. Fermented Salsa from Tasty Yummies

This is a great way to use up a glut of tomatoes from your garden and add some fermented goodness to your diet!

Fermented Salsa Recipe -- Fermented foods taste amazing and are fabulous for your health! Try these great ideas to get your inspired! A great new years resolution!

7. Fermented Watermelon Radishes from Homemade Mommy

Aren’t these just gorgeous?? I have been dying to grown watermelon radishes and just have to plant some this spring.

Fermented Watermelon Radishes -- Fermented foods taste amazing and are fabulous for your health! Try these great ideas to get your inspired! A great new years resolution!

8. Learn How To Make Sauerkraut from In Sonnet’s Kitchen

A great tutorial on small batch sauerkraut making at home!

How To Make Sauerkraut Recipe with Step by Step -- Fermented foods taste amazing and are fabulous for your health! Try these great ideas to get your inspired! A great new years resolution!

9. Zucchini Pickles & Relish

Do you find yourself overwhelmed with zucchini in the summer? I do too! This post needs some new pictures but the recipes are tried and true family classics!

Zucchini Pickled Relish -- Fermented foods taste amazing and are fabulous for your health! Try these great ideas to get your inspired! A great new years resolution!

10. Sprouted Sourdough Bread from Golubka Kitchen

This is a fantastic basic sprouted sourdough bread recipe and would be a great introduction to the art of sourdough baking! 
Sprouted Sourdough Bread -- Fermented foods taste amazing and are fabulous for your health! Try these great ideas to get your inspired! A great new years resolution!

11. How To Make Water Kefir from Delicious Obsessions

Love soda but know you need to kick the habit? Try Water Kefir! It’s delicious, full of probiotics and so much better for you than soda!

How To Make Water Kefir Recipe -- Fermented foods taste amazing and are fabulous for your health! Try these great ideas to get your inspired! A great new years resolution!

12. Beet Kvass from Nourished Kitchen

This drink is valuable for its medicinal qualities and as a digestive aid. Beets are just loaded with nutrients. One 4-ounce glass, morning and night, is an excellent blood tonic, cleanses the liver and is a good treatment for kidney stones and other ailments.

Beet Kvass Recipe -- Fermented foods taste amazing and are fabulous for your health! Try these great ideas to get your inspired! A great new years resolution!

13. Spicy Pickled Eggs from The Fresh Exchange

My husband is obsessed with pickled eggs and has been dying for me to try my hand at them at home. These spicy ones sound perfect!

Spicy Pickled Eggs Recipe -- Fermented foods taste amazing and are fabulous for your health! Try these great ideas to get your inspired! A great new years resolution!

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Dani is a mama to 2 wild little boys. She lives for new adventures & loves to experience new places through her stomach. She is passionate about helping families fall in love with real food, geeking out on food photography and reading obsessively.

Comments

  1. says

    What a killer list. I am slowly working my way through it and I have to say, fermented avocado just sounds so weird and terrible! It does’nt get brown and over;y mushy? What’s the flavor like?

    • says

      Hey Emily!

      We’ve never done them personally but that post I linked to made them sound awesome! I think the acid keeps them from turning brown kind of like lemon juice to an apple and she’s doing them pretty firm not completely ripe. It’s totally on my list to try, now to find me someone who wants to ship me a whole box of avocados haha!

      xoxo

      Dani

  2. says

    I am tempted to try them all…what a wonderful collection of recipes. I would love to ferment food. Thank you for all the recipe inspiration. xo, Catherine

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