40+ Fermented Foods for a Ketogenic Diet

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Fermented foods for a ketogenic diet are easy keto recipes that make lovely side dishes to accompany your main meaty entree. Our kids love the zippy effervescence of home ferments, I hope you do to!

Cultures around the world have been fermenting foods for hundreds and hundreds of years. Sauerkraut, yogurt, and kombucha are some of the most popular ferments of our modern day.

Did you know many cheeses, chocolate, and coffee are also products of fermentation? These classic fermented food recipes are great but there are so many more to try!

When we first moved from California down to Ecuador, I opened a small fermentation business making purple and green sauerkrauts, pickle relish, yogurts, and salsas.

Now I love exploring keto diet approved home ferments!

The world of naturally fermented fruits and vegetables has always interested me and continues to be a source of inspiration for new recipes.

40+ Fermented Foods for a Ketogenic Diet

Cultures for Health is my favorite place to learn new tips and methods for fermenting veggies and diary. This is also where I get my starter cultures for yogurt and cheese. You can search through their extensive library of advice and learn so much.

A few of these recipes use sugar to feed the beneficial bacteria and produce probiotics. While most sugar will be consumed by the culture, some may remain in depending on the length of fermentation. The longer the ferment, the less sugar remains.

fermented vegetable recipes

Homemade Sauerkraut – Primal Edge Health

Kimchi – My New Roots

Homemade Dill Pickles (without whey) – Primally Inspired

Lacto Fermented Sour Pickles (with yogurt) – The Kitchen Rag

Quick Refrigerator Dill Pickles – A Couple Cooks

Cortido – Just Making Noise

Pickled Garlic – Chef Chucks Cucina

Indian Spiced Cauliflower – Delicious Obsessions

Fermented dairy recipes

Raw Milk Yogurt Recipe (video) – Primal Edge Health

How to Make Kefir – The Adventure Bite

Make Yogurt at Home – The Kitchn

Homemade Yogurt in a Mason Jar – The Prairie Homestead

Homemade Cultured Sour Cream – Oh Lardy

Homemade Cream Cheese from Just Makin’ Noise

Homemade Creme Fraiche – Delicious Obsessions

Homemade Raw Milk Ricotta Cheese – My Humble Kitchen

fermented dairy alternatives

Coconut Milk Kefir – Homemade Mommy

How to Make Coconut Milk Yogurt – Tasty Yummies

Hemp Milk Yogurt – Cultures for Health

Dairy Free Buttermilk Replacement – The Coconut Mama

Herbed Cashew Cheese – Savory Lotus

surprising ferments

Homemade Pickled Eggs – Primal Edge Health

How to Make Lox – Nourishing Joy

High Meat (Fermented Liver) – Primal Edge Health

Make Bresaola – And Here We Are

Traditional Corned Beef – Nourishing Joy

Fermented Condiment Recipes

Fermented Ketchup – Homemade Mommy

The Best Homemade Mayo – Homemade Mommy

Fermented Pickle Relish – Primal Edge Health

Lacto-fermented Guacamole – GNOWFGLINS

Fermented Hot Chili Sauce – Nourished Kitchen

Homemade Fish Sauce – Nourishing Joy

Homemade Pickled Ginger – My Darling

Thai Basil Pesto – Delicious Obsessions

How to Make Your Own Vinegar – The Kitchn

Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar – The Healthy Home Economist

fermented drink recipes

Fermented Nettle Tea – Delicious Obsessions

Water Kefir – Delicious Obsessions

20 Healthy Alternative to Soda – Food Renegade

Which recipes caught your eye? What are you going to try first?

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40+ fermented foods for a ketogenic diet

Meet Jessica Haggard

Jessica Haggard is the creator of Primal Edge Health, where she shares simple, nourishing low-carb, keto and carnivore diet recipes.

She has photographed and authored two best selling ketogenic cookbooks, The Ketogenic Edge Cookbook and The Carnivore CookbookLearn more about Jessica…

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