Kimchi is kind of like a Korean version of sauerkraut, with fermented vegetables, spicy peppers, and a bunch of different tasty spices. If you haven’t tried it, get ready to meet your new favourite, all-purpose side dish. Although it’s great on its own, there are so many ways to work it into your go-to dishes. What makes this dish even better is that there are so many health benefits for your gut when you eat fermented vegetables. Here are five recipes to get this amazing and yummy dish on your plate. And if you want to get really ambitious and make the kimchi from scratch, here is a great recipe for that.
1. Kimchi Mac & Cheese
Just when you thought your beloved macaroni and cheese couldn’t get any better, this recipe comes along! This is a super popular dish at a lot of non-Asian and Asian-fusion restaurants alike, and when you try this super easy recipe, you’ll see exactly why.
Recipe on: beardandbonnet.com
2. Kimchi Grilled Cheese
By now, you’ve probably figured out that kimchi goes really well with cheese. This is an easy twist on an already easy recipe, but it makes a simple grilled cheese gourmet enough to serve even the most discerning dinner guest.
Recipe on: kitchenkonfidence.com
3. Kimchi Omelet
Kimchi is a pretty popular breakfast food in Korea, so why not make it a part of a classic Canadian breakfast? If you’re not a mushroom person, go ahead and sub in any of your favourite vegetables. Tomatoes would work great here, too.
Recipe on: apetiteforchina.com
4. Kimchi DIY Instant Noodles
Love ramen, but know it’s bad for you? This recipe is a do it yourself version, so that you can control the amount of salt and spices. What’s makes this even better is that if you load this ramen into a mason jar, it’s a perfect lunch to pack for school or work.
Recipe on: seriouseats.com
5. Tofu, Kimchi and Bacon Tacos
Obviously, this tofu-based dish isn’t vegetarian, but you can substitute the bacon used in this recipe with coconut bacon. If you do eat meat but want to make this healthier, go with turkey bacon, but don’t leave out the sour cream. Trust us, you’ll regret it.
Recipe on: vietworldkitchen.com
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