Fermented Sauerkraut Salad Dressing Recipe -- Put that leftover sauerkraut juice to use, and make a gut-healthy probiotic vinaigrette!
...Annnd here we are in the second Monday installment of 2017. If you missed last week's post, I chatted about how I'd feature some recipes this month with foods and ingredients I predict will be trending this year. First was small and sustainable fish in this Pesto Sardine Toast, and this week....kraut.
...errr kraut juice that is. Fermented foods and drinks are definitely on the upswing, with the popularity of kombucha, probiotic tonics, kimchi, kefir, and the likes.
Farmhouse Culture sent me an assortment of their fermented goodies a while back. Their Dill Pickle Sauerkraut was an instant win for me, I was mostly intrigued by their line of gut shots.
aka all that leftover brine after you eat all the good stuff, but is totally loaded with that good gut stuff.
And since my dill pickle dressing was a big hit, I figured why not make a dressing full of probiotics?!
Food waste is one of my biggest pet peeves, so utilizing everything a food has to offer (especially one with such health benefits) is my jam.
I added a clove of garlic to this, which made it super (you guessed it) garlicky, so if that's not your thing, just leave it out and enjoy all that fermented cabbage juice dressing goodness on its own.
Fermented Sauerkraut Salad Dressing
- Total Time: 5 mins
- Yield: about ½ cup 1x
- ¼ cup sauerkraut brine
- ½ tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 garlic clove, finely minced (optional)
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Combine all ingredients in a jar with a tight fitting lid.
- Fasten lid, and shake to combine.
- Store in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Category: Dressings
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Make it a great day!
What's your favorite type of salad dressing?
Are you into any fermented foods?
You may have just convinced me to finally place sauerkraut into my… KrautHole.
I'll keep you KrautPosted.
What a creative way to use leftover kraut brine too!! I must try this recipe asap!
Tara | Treble in the Kitchen
Such a good idea!! I usually take my leftover juice and drizzle it over my salad as a dressing, but I never thought to actually make a dressing out of it!
What a great way to be resourceful and create something new with the sauerkraut brine!
Thanks Rebecca! Always trying to reduce that food waste!
Linz @ Itz Linz
ok i have a HUGE thing of sauerkraut left - definitely trying this!!
I've definitely never tried anything like this before, but it sounds interesting! I'll have to give it a try!
Carrie A Groff
This dressing sounds delicious! And I LOVE Gut Shots!! Their Dill Pickle Gut Shots is my fave!!
What a fun dressing! Definitely in need of a new dressing to spice up my salad game! Awesome recipe
This sounds really yummy. I've been thinking about making my own sauerkraut!
This looks like a great dressing! Thank you so much for sharing! Love using sauerkraut in dishes, been trying to get it into more stuff! Thank you so much for sharing!
So glad to hear you enjoyed it Billy! Enjoy!
what are your thoughts about adding Worcestershire?
I've never tried adding Worcestershire, so not sure how it would much it would change the flavor. Adding it to my list to try next time I make it!