Your family just. doesn’t. like. fermented foods.
I know… shocking. 😉
Yet, actually, this is one of the most common concerns members reveal in their Traditional Food Makeover — their family members don’t care for fermented foods.
By the way, did you know that the opportunity to receive a personal food makeover is one of the many perks of membership here? Quick! Go join and come right back!
In the makeovers, you tell us you know all the benefits of eating probiotic-rich foods, but you are ready to give up because no one in your family will eat them — and if we’re really honest here, maybe not even you sometimes.
I’m bound and determined to help you succeed! (Remember to check out this recipe list, too: 50 Fermented Salsas, Dips, and Spreads!)
Below, not only have I gathered up numerous variations of the Holy Trinity of Condiments (ketchup, mayo, and mustard ;)), I also learned that a condiment is anything added in a small amount to flavor food. So I’ve included less common but no less delicious condiments like lacto-fermented horseradish, watermelon rind relish, homemade fish sauce, and gochujang!
Let’s continue on our ever-important quest to add more beneficial bacteria to our guts, this time with probiotic-filled, fermented condiments! Because, for real, who doesn’t like ketchup?
Mayo, Mustard, & Ketchup
Even if you’ve never been a mayo fan, you’re sure to want to give this easy recipe a try! Via realfoodrn.com.
Like Hellman’s but want to move away from all those yucky ingredients? Here’s your solution! The taste is indistinguishable. Via kitchenstewardship.com.
A mayo made with healthy olive oil and fermented to keep your gut happy! Win! Via TraditionalCookingSchool.com.
Not one, but THREE probiotic-filled mustards to suit any taste! Via TraditionalCookingSchool.com.
If you enjoy the take-your-breath-away flavor of horseradish, now you can love it even more for its probiotic benefits. Via risingmoonnutrition.blogspot.com.
Get all the healing properties of the tiny mustard seed with just ten minutes of hands-on time. Via everydayhealthyeverydaydelicious.com.
A mustard cultured in kombucha? What a creative use of one of our favorite fermented drinks! Via culturesforhealthy.com.
The flavors of honey and dill come together perfectly in this complex, gut-healthy mustard. Via TraditionalCookingSchool.com.
Finally! A fermented ketchup that’s so good you won’t want to tell your kids it’s actually good for them! Via nourishyourkidsblog.blogspot.com.
If you’re still hanging on to that bottle of store-bought ketchup, you can let it go. Here’s a real food recipe with a probiotic kick! Via 20somethingallergies.com.
Oh my lands, you are never going to believe THIS is ketchup! Enjoy the tastes of summer all year long with this fermented treat. Via TraditionalCookingSchool.com.
A ketchup that actually tastes like ketchup? What a great idea! Via neohomesteading.com.
To Dip and Dollop
No soy, no preservatives, no corn starch. This is the better way to enjoy teriyaki sauce. Via eatbeautiful.net.
Who doesn’t love a good BBQ sauce? This one also happens to deliver some happy critters to your tummies too! Via nourishingjoy.com.
Love fig newtons? You’ll swoon over this probiotic fig newton butter! Via nourishingjoy.com.
Making your own pumpkin butter couldn’t be easier, and with one more step, you’ll have fermented pumpkin butter. After all, it is pumpkin time! Via ohlardy.com.
Date paste can be used to sweeten your kefir. Add it before or after fermentation for a light, caramel flavor. Via culturedfoodlife.com.
You won’t need a cream separator for this easy recipe. Via nourishingjoy.com.
If you like Greek food, you already know about tzatziki sauce. Perfect with meats and veggies, this homemade version is full of probiotics! Via wellfedhomestead.com.
Make this lovely topping at home for less than half the cost of buying it at the store. It goes beautifully in both sweet and savory dishes! Via deliciousobsessions.com.
Krauts, Relishes, & Kimchis
One easy-peasy sauerkraut recipe gives way to many variations, including dill, liver detox, and heavy metal detox krauts! Via realfoodrn.com.
Her friends said, “Yum!” and “This is delicious!” when she served this tangy, sweet, and refreshing kraut. Via fermentedfoodlab.com.
This is truly a lazy man’s sauerkraut and takes all the fear and uncertainty out of fermentation if you’re a newbie. Via wholenewmom.com.
Colorful and easy to digest, this kraut may become your new fermented food staple. Via savorylotus.com.
Beets and ginger are a wonderful pairing. If you’ve never tried them together, you’re missing out! Via deliciousobsessions.com.
Here’s a recipe that’s missing something we usually find in fermentation: whey. No worries, it’s not missing out on flavor, probiotics, or nutrition! Via homehealthhappiness.com.
Classic cranberry sauce is transformed in five different ways so you can impress your guests at Thanksgiving this year! Via TraditionalCookingSchool.com.
Known as Korean sauerkraut, kimchi has been dubbed one of the “world’s healthiest foods”. Via deliciousobsessions.com.
Serve alongside any main dish (chicken, beef, ham, or turkey) and watch how the flavors (and your digestion) improve. Via TraditionalCookingSchool.com.
Wondering what to do with all that monster zucchini from your garden? This tangy and mustard-y zucchini relish may be your answer. Via crabappleherbs.com.
Top burgers and sausages, stir into soups, add to sandwiches and salads with these bright pink fermented onions. Via killerpickles.com.
No part of your watermelon needs to go to waste when you can make a relish out of the rinds! Via attainable-sustainable.net.
When your garden harvest leaves you with squash coming out of your ears, ferment it! Via picklemetoo.com.
This relish is like the sour, old-fashioned pickles our great-grandmothers used to make. Via foodrenegade.com.
You Only Need a Little!
This raw and fermented sriracha sauce is perfect for all you spicy food lovers! Via mydarlinglemonthyme.com.
This is the real deal: raw, pungent, and probiotic. Via paleoleap.com.
Don’t be afraid of fish sauce. This one is barely fishy and bursting with umami — a pleasant, savory taste that is now known to be our fifth sense of taste. Via nourishingjoy.com.
In this recipe, lime juice is the secret for creating a fish sauce that isn’t too fishy! Via lekkerreseptevirdiejongergeslag.blogspot.com.
If super spicy is how you roll, this chili sauce is for serious hot-seekers! Via jeanetteshealthyliving.com.
This hot pepper paste is a key ingredient in Korean cuisine. With smoky heat and a tang, a little of this thick paste will go a long way. Via kimchimom.com.
Homemade Authentic Gochujang
A traditional, naturally fermented gochujang that can be used as a marinade or in sautes. You’ll want to have this condiment on hand. Via neohomesteading.com.
I dare you to try a few of these ferments and tell me your family wouldn’t eat them!
Oh, and let me give you a hint: don’t tell your friends, family, neighbors, or co-workers that something is fermented until they’ve not only tried it, but also declared their undying love for it. People sometimes make funny faces when you use words like bacteria and lacto-fermentation with regard to their food. Trust me on this. 😉
Have you found a recipe you’d like to try? Want even more gut-healthy, probiotic-rich options? Check out 25 Fermented Fruit & Chutney Recipes, 15 Easy Raw Cheese Recipes, and 37 Ferments for Spring. Happy fermenting!
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