August 25, 2016 2 min read 0 Comments

It all started with Sauerkraut. Our founder was originally motivated to launch Masontops to find an easier way of fermenting cabbage to make sauerkraut, which is how the Pickle Pipe, Pickle Pebble and Pickle Packer were invented. Sauerkraut is traditionally associated with Eastern European cuisine, but has made its way into modern day kitchens and taken on some unique twists in North America.

 Although heating or cooking your fermented foods can have a diminishing impact on their probiotics, sometimes it's worth it for a delicious new treat. Bon appetite!

1. Healthy Hippy Bowl

Quinoa, radishes, avocado, kale, hemp seed and sauerkraut. Essentially every health food craze within the last 5 years is jammed into this delicious, health-friendly bowl. It’s a hearty full-meal salad and topped off with 2 fried eggs, but can easily be turned vegan without.

The Hippy Bowl is great to pre-make for lunch on-the-go and takes less than 20 minutes to prep, including quinoa boiling time. Get the full recipe from Green Kitchen Stories. You can make your own sauerkraut with this complementary recipe from our Fermentation Guide (page 13) too.

2. Sauerkraut Latkes

In 5 minutes you can have a crowd-pleasing side dish or appetizer that will leave everyone asking for more. Sauerkraut latkes look just like their potato pancake sister, but have a unique sour kick with additional health benefits.

All you need is sauerkraut, an egg, salt & pepper, flour and oil to make Sauerkraut Latkes. You can even personalize your sauerkraut by making it yourself with Masontops fermentation tools

3. Sauerkraut Pizza

This is truly a unique way to eat sauerkraut: baked onto pizza. For the most part this recipe follows that of a regular pizza, but with the addition of sauerkraut and fennel seed.

This yummy pizza will serve 6 people, takes approximately 25 minutes to make and is “family approved.” Get the full scoop on this Italian-German dish on Just a Pinch.

4. Kapustnyak Soup

This is not a new recipe, but if you’re unfamiliar with Ukrainian food it will totally change the way you perceive sauerkraut. Smokey with a nice kick, this soup is excellent served with fresh bread.

Some ingredients you’ll need include bacon, sauerkraut, onion, potatoes and celery. It takes 50 minutes to make in total, but makes 8+ servings. Get the full recipe from Natasha’s Kitchen.

It is so easy to make your own sauerkraut with Masontops. By making your own, you can add even more flavors and personality to the above dishes and experiment with totally new flavours.

If you would like to make your own sauerkraut, visit the Masontops Fermentation Guide for a free recipe on page 13. If you’re new to fermenting, you should check out our cost-effective fermentation kits to ensure your first sauerkraut batch is a success.