Giardiniera is a mix of vegetables that are either preserved in oil, vinegar or fermented. It is typically eaten as an antipasto, but it is delicious as a salad, a sandwich filling, or pretty much anytime you feel like a pickle.
Sides and Salads
Fermented snacking vegetables are the one thing that I always have bubbling away on my kitchen counters. I love them for so many reasons.
Sauerkraut is one of the easiest things to ferment. It is a wonderfully reliable ferment, and can sit in a closet for several months without a problem.
Halloumi is delicious grilled or fried for a sandwich. It is so salty and rich tasting, best of all, it doesn’t melt allowing it to sit next to its more meaty neighbours on the barbecue. It is also great diced up and fried for a warm salad.
I always have a stash of these crackers in my cupboard. They are ridiculously easy to make, last forever, and make a great after school snack! What’s more, this recipe doubles as a holiday gift! These crackers are the ABSOLUTE favourite of one of my daughter’s preschool friends
So now that you have a few jars of preserved horseradish, what can you do with it? Horseradish is typically served with prepared meats, but it can also be mixed with mayonnaise for a spicy sandwich spread.
Pre-stuffed baked potatoes are an easy way to dress up something as plain as a potato baked potato. Feta is particularly good in this recipe as it adds both the flavour and the salt that potatoes need to reach their delicious potential. And if you’re DYI-ing your feta, then you probably have enough to give a…
I love adding ferments to all sorts of dishes. Salads, in particular, are great for added ferments because they generally don’t involve cooking which means you get all the benefits of a live probiotic in addition to the amazing flavour.
I love adding miso to salads. It gives them an Asian flavour with it’s complex and salty taste. However, my favourite reason to add miso to a salad is to give myself a good dose of probiotics!
It is cold and flu season around here, and I have been making TONNES of my Immune Boosting Kvass brew to keep our systems running strong. However, when the kvass is all fermented…