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9 Tasty Uses For Sauerkraut

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9 Tasty Uses For Sauerkraut

At Cleveland Kitchen, we love all things sauerkraut. You may be surprised by how many delicious and unique recipes you can make with kraut. Here we have outlined our best tips and tricks for the tastiest uses of sauerkraut. If you’re looking to spice up your culinary skills, look no further! 

Different Ways to Eat Sauerkraut

We know sauerkraut has a probiotic punch to it, but it can be hard to get a bit more creative than just topping on your favorite hot dogs or burgers! Choose from the following to get creative in the kitchen - whether it’s for yourself or a family gathering, you won’t go wrong with any of these options:

Make it a Side to Your Larger Meal 

The delicious, tangy taste of sauerkraut is a great side dish. If you are serving a more decadent dish of meat, try adding a generous amount to the side of your plate. Sauerkraut is a great palate cleanser in between intense flavors from the main dish. 


Make it a salsa! You might be surprised that sauerkraut pairs as a great alternative to salsa. Whether it’s for chip-dipping or tacos, its similar consistency to salsa is worth a try. Cleveland Kitchen Gnar Gnar is an especially popular taco-topper!

Make it a Guacamole Topping 

Add sauerkraut with avocados and make a guacamole mix. Start by mashing a few avocados and adding a generous amount of kraut in the mix; add your desired seasonings and herbs and a squeeze of lime and you’ll have a great addition to any meal to balance out the spicy flavors. 

Put it on Your Morning Egg Scramble 

Start your morning off right with a nutrient-dense breakfast scramble. We recommend topping your scrambled eggs, omelet, or an egg sandwich with kraut. It’ll start your day off on the right foot and add great flavor to a somewhat mundane breakfast. 

Spice Up Your Avocado Toast 

Whether you enjoy your avocado toast in the morning or as a snack, try adding a dollop of kraut on top next time. Pair it with a lemon wedge for a delicious, nutrient-packed meal! 

Top Your Salad or Sandwich 

Kraut is one of the best garnishes for any salad or sandwich. Give it a try and you won’t be disappointed. 

Rice Bowl 

We recommend adding some kraut to your nourishing rice bowl. Fill the bowl with brown rice, sweet potato, broccoli or brussel sprouts, beans or meat, and a generous serving of Cleveland Kitchen kraut. 

Add to Potatoes 

Trust us when we say that kraut is a great secret ingredient for mashed potatoes. It will add a zingy taste that is very unique. 

Use as a Dip 

You can easily use our kraut as a dip. With many different options of flavors to choose from, there’s a dip for every occasion. 

Fermented Dressings

The Cleveland Kitchen dressings and marinades are brand new and made from fermented vegetables. These delicious sauces bring gut-health to your plate in a seamless way. We used our classic flavors of sauerkraut and transformed them into tangy dressings that will light up taste buds and add untold volumes of flavor to any dish. They are truly delicious with a healthy twist. Here are our favorite flavors: 

  • Hail Caesar 
  • Sweet Beet 
  • Gnarly Miso Jalapeno 
  • Roasted Garlic 
  • Backyard Ranch 

Why Sauerkraut 

Sauerkraut, a historically-celebrated dish, has nutrition value that fuels your whole body. It is a type of finely cut fermented cabbage made with lactic acid bacteria. What does this mean exactly? It’s the same way kimchi is made--with curated cabbage that can be preserved for several months and is a nutrient-dense probiotic food. 

Full of Probiotics

When we talk about sauerkraut being nutrient-dense, we are commonly referring to the probiotic factors. Probiotics are living organisms that are found in all fermented foods. Also, probiotics are friendly bacteria because they provide defense against harmful bacteria throughout the digestive system. Some other great benefits of probiotics are immune-system support and antioxidants to ultimately support your body’s microbiome. It’s essential to our health to have a properly-functioning microbiome. 

Cleveland Style 

Our krauts and dressings are inviting fermented foods to new and celebratory occasions. Try our delicious recipe curated by our culinary team. Or, help us find your unique recipe by using #tastyusesforsauerkraut on Instagram and Facebook.  

Keto California Sushi Bowls

Have sushi night at home with these deconstructed California roll bowls!

Prep Time: 10 minutes 

Servings: 2


  • 2 c. cauliflower rice
  • 1 Tbsp. seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 large avocado, sliced
  • 12 oz. crab meat, real or imitation
  • 2 mini cucumbers
  • 1/2 c. mixed salad greens
  • 2 Tbsp. toasted sesame seeds, black and white
  • 1 sheet nori (seaweed)
  • 2 green scallions, optional
  • 1/2 c. Gnar Gnar
  • 4 Tbsp. Gnarly Miso Jalapeño Dressing


  • Steam cauliflower rice until tender. While still hot, drizzle with rice vinegar and mix.
  • Add 1 cup of cauliflower rice and 1/4 cup of mixed greens to each bowl.
  • Split the crab meat, cucumbers, avocado, and Gnar Gnar evenly between the bowls.
  • Garnish with sesame seeds, scallions, and Gnarly Miso Jalapeño. Add nori right before serving and enjoy!

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