Remember when “eating your vegetables” meant forcing down a mound of limp, bland green beans? Well, thanks to the resurgence of an ancient Korean superfood, those days are long gone. Easy to prepare and fun to eat, recipes with kimchi are redefining our concept of a healthy diet. Kimchi is a tasty blend of crisp, tangy, fermented vegetables and Asian spices. Packed with essential nutrients and beneficial probiotics (for a happy gut), this Korean pantry staple is turning up everywhere – from top-notch restaurants to corner delis to your favorite food trucks. Kimchi is the perfect garnish for sandwiches, soups, and salads. And with its funky tart flavor and crunchy texture, it’s also a great way to add an element of surprise to otherwise routine appetizers and dinner entrées. Check out these recipes and see for yourself how innovative home chefs are incorporating our into their families’ best-loved meals.
Roast Chicken with Kimchi Marinade
Better double the recipe when serving this meal. Super simple, super quick, and super delicious, the amped-up flavors in our kimchi marinade will leave you and your family clamoring for seconds. Skinless chicken breasts, a jar of wildbrine Korean Style Kimchi, and a blender are all you need to get started.
Creamy avocado, spicy kimchi, and tart lime – every mouthful is better than the last. Who knew getting your daily fill of required greens could be so enjoyable?
Easily adapted for those on a gluten-free, grain-free, or Paleo diet, this versatile noodle dish from Leah Goldglantz at Leah’s Plate is a clever spin on a popular comfort food. Taste good. Feel good. That’s our motto!
Every bite is bursting with goodness (olive oil, garlic, ginger, broccoli, roasted seaweed, toasted sesame seeds, green onions…). Granted, there is a bit of prep involved, but this mouth-watering blend of amazing flavors is absolutely worth it. Many thanks to wildbrine contributor Kaitlin McCandlish for sharing her award-winning recipe with us.
Brussel Sprouts Salad with Kimchi Salad Dressing
A symphony of nutty, spicy, and lemony notes, this deliciously satisfying veggie salad from Lara Harris, MS, RD, LD, dietician and founder of The Well Fed Guide has us eager to jump on the healthy-eating bandwagon. Enjoy as a refreshing side or as a stand-alone entrée.
So-Cal foodies love this fusion of Mexican and Korean flavors from La Tortilla Factory. A blend of Mexican cheeses, avocado, and lime offer a palette-pleasing contrast to the sharp tang of Korean kimchi. And if you can stand additional heat, spoon on some spicy salsa for even more explosive flavor.
Crispy on the outside and moist on the inside, these savory pancakes from allrecipes.com are the ideal base for sunny-side-up eggs, grilled veggies, or sauced meats. Add a smear of spicy mayo, a spoonful of nutty tahini, or a drizzle of slow-burning sriracha, and you’ve got the perfect bite.
We’re not surprised that recipes with kimchi are fast becoming a culinary obsession. Like everyone else, we can’t seem to get enough of this jarred wonder food. That’s why wildbrine has created not one, but three, fish-free, gluten-free, totally vegan kimchi varieties: Korean Style, Miso Horseradish, and Mild Turmeric Kimchi. Our kimchis are so nutritious and so addictive, we’re continually on the lookout for new ways to eat them. In fact, if you have your own favorite recipes with kimchi, please send them our way in the comments. We won’t be satisfied until we’ve tried every last one!
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