Are you looking for the best fermented foods to make? This is the ultimate list of fermented foods recipes and resources! Whether you are a beginner or an experienced fermenter, this list is for you!


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Fermented Foods

75 Fermented Foods

Whether you are fermenting for convenience, for health, for self sufficiency, or to use up the mounds of produce that you have grown in your garden, this post is the ultimate fermentation recipe list!

There are recipes here for everyone!

This list contains fruit recipes to ferment, vegetable fermented food recipes, fermented meat, fermented dairy, fermented beverages, and so much more!

What Are Fermented Foods?

People have been fermenting foods for thousands of years. Fermentation is nothing new. And all cultures have their own specialties and recipes that they are known for.

Fermented foods are full of bacteria. Wait, what?! I know, we tend to look at bacteria as a bad thing. But not all bacteria are bad!

Fermented foods are full of good bacteria. Kind of like the bacteria we get when we take probiotic supplements, but better!

Benefits of Fermented Foods

Our gut NEEDS bacteria to function properly. Also the bacteria in fermented foods helps us to digest our foods, absorb the nutrients in our foods, as well as help to strengthen the immune system.

So fermented foods are not only helpful, but necessary for a healthy life!

Food Preservation

Growing and preserving your own food is something that everyone should learn how to do. It is not only a great way to stock your pantry with healthy foods, but a great way to be prepared for hard times.

Living in southwest Florida, we get lots of hurricanes. The last major hurricane that we went through (or should I say that went through us!) was hurricane Irma. We were without power for ten days! That experience inspired me to share the 11 main ways to be self sufficient.

And yes, preserving your own food is on that list!

Also if you would like to can your own food, check out my ultimate list of 140 Home Canning Recipes! Between canning and fermenting you will always be prepared!

Fermented Foods List

Now that we have discussed the importance of fermentation, let’s check out some amazing fermenting recipes!

Fermented Vegetables

Fermented Foods

Do you like to grow veggies in your garden? Here are some great recipes to help you preserve your harvest! Enjoy veggies from your garden year around!

Spicy Carrot Sauerkraut

Fermented Asparagus Pickles

Fermented Ketchup 

Fermented Green and Red Tomato Salsa

Fermented Pickled Beets

Spicy Fermented Green Beans

Fermented Peppers

Lacto-Fermented Garlic

Kimchi Recipe

Fermented Ketchup

Fermented Jalapeños 

Fermented Beet Carpaccio

Lacto-Fermented Sauerkraut 

Fermented Brussels Sprouts With Garlic and Ginger

Fermenting Zucchini 

Fermented Cauliflower Pickles With Turmeric and Black Pepper

Russian Style Homemade Sauerkraut 

Fermented Zucchini Pickles

Fermented Eggplant

Fermented Hot Sauce

Fermented Jalapeno Rings

Lacto-Fermented Zucchini sticks

Fermented Grape Tomatoes

Lacto-Fermented Garlic

Fermented Tomatoes

Fermented Jalapeno Garlic Hot Sauce


Fermented Black Beans

Fermented Foods

Black beans are another great item to ferment! Try this fermented black bean recipe! This sounds like a great addition to taco night to me:)

Fermented Black Beans


Fermented Food Recipes

Fermented Meat

Fermented Foods

Did you know that you can ferment meat?! You can! fermenting meat is a great way to preserve meat for self sufficiency.

Salmon Gravlax

Pancetta Recipe


Fermented Milk

Fermented Foods

Fermented dairy products are not only delicious but a great way to get probiotics into your diet! Not to mention a great way to help your body to digest milk products!

Milk Kefir Recipe

Chèvre Goat Cheese

Cultured Goat Milk Buttermilk Recipe

Feta Cheese Recipe

Greek Yogurt and Labneh

Perfect Pepper Jack Cheese

Farmers Cheese

Bonny Clabber Panna Cotta

Fermented Vegan Walnut Thyme Cheese




Fermented Foods

Sourdough is fermented bread. Use these recipes to learn how to make your own sourdough starter as well as delicious sourdough breads!

How To Make Sourdough Starter

Sourdough Waffles

Old Fashioned Sourdough Biscuits

Sourdough English Muffins

Sourdough Pretzels

Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls

Sourdough Brioche 


Fermented Fruit

Fermented Foods

Try these amazing fermented fruit recipes for a great dessert! Make your own ice cream toppings, or ferment fruit for a tasty snack!

Probiotic Preserved Lemon

Probiotic Apple Cherry Pecan Chutney 

Fermented Cranberries

Fermented Strawberries With Honey and Whey

Fermented Cranberry Sauce With Figs, Citrus and Cloves


Fermented Drinks

Fermented Foods

Fermented beverages are a great way to get started fermenting! Try each and every one of these probiotic rich drink recipes for a tasty and refreshing drink. Fermented drinks are a great way to get your kids to consume fermented foods!

Mango Kefir Smoothie

Probiotic Smoothie

Chamomile Kombucha

Rose Kombucha

Apple Cinnamon Kombucha

Orange Cranberry Kombucha

Holiday Spice Kombucha

Kombucha Halloween Punch

Lemon Lavender Kombucha

Hibiscus Kombucha

Kombucha Christmas Punch

Fall Spice Kombucha

Mango Kombucha

Orange and Ginger Kombucha

How To Make Kombucha Using The Continuous Brew System

Water Kefir Recipe

Ginger Beet Kvass

Ginger Bug

Fermented Berry Soda

Probiotic Breakfast Smoothie

Probiotic Lemon Fizz

Fermented Nettle Tea

Golden Beet and Turmeric Kvass

Fermented Strawberry Rhubarb Soda

Lacto-Fermented Orange Juice

Fermented Food

And that is 75 fermented foods recipes! Do you make any of these recipes?

What are some of your favorite things to ferment?

Leave me a comment below!