3 Fermented Recipes to Make Your Gut Happy

Fermented recipes
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Fermentation is a process by which microorganisms like yeast and bacteria convert carbohydrates (like starch and sugar) into alcohol or acid. It’s how things like miso, yogurt, wine, and sauerkraut is made.

Not only can fermentation make delicious foods, but it can also make incredibly healthy foods, as the healthy bacteria in these foods are super good for the health and balance of your gut microbiome. In fact, we’d go so far as to say that a healthy diet should have fermented foods in it. So to help you get some of those into your recipe rotation, here are three yummy fermented recipes we recommend.


Chao, also called tofu cheese, is tofu fermented for about a month in a brine made of water, salt, and rice wine. It tastes spicy and salty, almost like blue cheese, making it a great vegan cheese alternative. Check out Full of Plants’ recipe for it here.

Fermented Ginger in Honey

With all of the health benefits of honey, ginger, and fermentation, this fermented honey ginger recipe is basically a superfood. Plus, it tastes super yummy in salads, smoothies, and desserts.

Fermented Onions

Fermented (otherwise called pickled) onions are really easy to make and still have all of the health and flavor benefits of fermented food. Use them in salads and sandwiches to add a major punch of flavor.