SauerKraut Juice, Re-Use it!

SauerKraut juice is beneficial and easy to re-use!

Whether I buy or make sauerkraut, I am unable to throw away this precious nutritious sauerkraut juice.  As a resourceful mom, the answer was simple…salad dressing.

Best Salad Dressing on a Budget


Fermentation preserves and releases the lactic acids of cabbage and other vegetables. Sauerkraut is chock full of these probiotic biome that inhibit growth of bad bacteria. The juice is also a Real Food option. Kids can take salad dressing on a salad easier than a pill, so it seems a perfect answer.

With this process, all the good bacteria can grow and fill your body with empowerment. Basically, your body will be able to fight off bad bacteria. In short, it gives your gut a better disposition to build immunity and keep you regular.

The great news is that it’s resourceful too. If you are eating enough sauerkraut, then you will save the cost of buying Organic Balsamic Vinegar and wines.

Other uses for SauerKraut Juice

  • Make another batch of sauerkraut, and use some of the juice to jumpstart the process.
  • Use a bit to sip when nauseated.
  • Use to make some Apple Soda

But honestly, most of the time I simply use the juice to make…

Salad dressing!

Sauerkraut juice is simple and delicious and adds great benefits to our almost-daily salad.

First, take your juice and see that you have about the amount shown below. See all the little pieces? I leave them in, you can strain them out but we enjoy the bits of crunch it adds.

Remaining sauerkraut juice

The sauerkraut juice has water in its juice. It also has the sour vinegar component.  Therefore, I skip these ingredients and add seasonings.

sauerkraut dressing


sauerkraut juice

paprika, garlic powder, salt

sauerkraut juice

Now you add the oil and put the lid on. Shake vigorously for delicious salad dressing that is resourceful. Don’t limit yourself. Have fun dressing up your salad with delicious sauerkraut juice while adding terrific benefits to your families gut.

Best Salad Dressing on a Budget

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Mandy is the force behind the advocacy portal Real Food Recovery. Since losing a 4 yr old to cancer while fostering to adopt, Mandy founded a nonprofit organization recovering children at-risk using real food, real discussion, and encouragement. As a Wife, Mom of birth, foster, and adopted children, author, Nutritional Therapist, & NRT, Mandy shares simple food tips while volunteering in a local Orphanage to create a model for change. Connect with Mandy through Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
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6 thoughts on “SauerKraut Juice, Re-Use it!

  1. Fabulous! Excited to try it. Already preserved some juice from a batch of sauerkraut I made this afternoon…. Quick question, is this “standard” mustard? Or are you using powdered mustard? Can’t wait to try it…. YUM! 😀

    1. That’s a really good idea, Kristine. I may try powdered next. I have used yellow and dijon, but powdered would work well too. Maybe a teaspoon since more concentrated and you could add a bit of vinegar. I’ll test too.

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