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 is 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!