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!
We love making fermented foods! 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 probiotic 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 foods” 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!
This cultured dairy product is made at home and our #1 recommended fermented foods for beginners. It requires no special equipment and the grains continue to live indefinitely in plain old regular milk.
One of our most popular post on the blog. This brine is so easy to whip together and makes the perfect sweet and salty pickled banana pepper or refrigerator pickles!
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 are all you need to make this delicious ingredient.
Turn your homemade kefir into a delicious and healthy frozen treat!
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.
This is a great way to use up a glut of tomatoes from your garden and add some fermented goodness to your diet! A great way to get more fermented foods in your family without complaints!
Aren’t these just gorgeous?? I have been dying to grown watermelon radishes and just have to plant some this spring.
8. Learn How To Make Sauerkraut
A great tutorial on small batch sauerkraut making at home!
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!
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!
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.
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!
These quick pickles sound like the perfect intro to fermentation! No canning needed just pop them in the fridge!
Don’t let cucumbers take all the glory! Any crunchy vegetable can be pickled into something delicious.
I NEED these. Smother your tacos and sandwiches with these tangy delicacies.
Need a spicy kick? Try some of these to get your senses rumbling again!
This liquor is aged to perfection and would be perfect for gifting!
Making yogurt at home is a fun activity to try out! Kids love waking up and discovering the yogurt!
It’s really hard to find a good whole wheat tortilla but I love all of The Prairie Homestead’s recipes so you know this has to be good!
Grab your leftover kefir and make yourself some tasty bread!
A beautifully aged liquor that would be perfect for a party!
Kombucha is an amazing probiotic packed drink! My kids call it oooocha and are OBSESSED with the stuff. This berry lemonade version sounds right up their alley.
I live on ginger ale every time I am pregnant and this homemade version will definitely have to happen if we ever have another baby!
This fermented brandy looks like it would taste amazing!
Ketchup is still my number 1 downfall when it comes to condiments. I can’t wait to try this fermented version!
My all-time favorite beer! I am a chocolate stout kind of girl and this recipe looks like perfection.
Who knew you could make cheese out of greek yogurt? How genius!
This sounds like it would be so amazing. Fermented lemonade? Yes yes yes.
These fermented foods are sure to keep your system full of healthy probiotics!
38. Homemade Pickled Beets from Foodie Crush
The healthy root beer float alternative! My boys would go nuts for these.
A healthy version of the classic? Heck yes! I’ll take a double shot in mine most days!