Chimichurri Sauce, Kombucha-style

  • 1 1/2 cups flat leaf parsley leaves
  • 1 cup cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup Wonder Drink Traditional Kombucha
  • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Celtic sea salt
  • black pepper to taste
 Chop cilantro and parsley in mini food processor and set aside. Chop onion in mini food processor. Add all remaining ingredients and process until well blended.
Serve as a dip or topping or use as a marinade. Also great drizzled over roasted veggies.

 

Recipe inspired by:

http://nojunqueliving.blogspot.com/2012/07/chimichurri-with-kombucha.html

Impossible Dream cocktail time

 

This sublime fruity cocktail has a silky smoothness you will love!  The bite from the lime juice is offset by the creaminess of the apricot liqueur; and the tanginess of the kombucha marries well with the juniper overtones of gin.  Perfection.

For one cocktail:

3 1/2 tablespoons (1 3/4 ounces) gin

1/4 cup (2 ounces) Traditional Kombucha Wonder Drink

1 tablespoon (1/2 ounce) freshly squeezed lime juice (about 1/2 lime)

1 tablespoon (1/2 ounce) apricot liqueur

Crushed ice

Lime slice to garnish

Combine the gin, kombucha, lime juice, and apricot liqueur in shaker.  Fill with crushed ice and shake.  Strain into cocktail glass and garnish.

Mexican-style Marinade

Our kombucha makes an innovative base for marinades.  The acidity helps tenderize meats as well as adding a nice zing.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/3 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/3 cup sunflower oil
  • 1/4 cup Traditional Wonder Drink kombucha
  • Juice from 2 limes
  • 2 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Mix all ingredients together.
  2. Submerge the meat in the marinade and leave for at least 2 hours, or overnight in the fridge, for better results.
  3. Makes enough marinade for at least 1 Lbs. of meat.

 

Source:

https://www.culturesforhealth.com/learn/recipe/kombucha-recipes/mexican-style-kombucha-marinade/

Refreshing Cucumber Dill Salad

 

One of our favorite cuisines is Lebanese – pita bread, lamb, falafel, baba ganoush, and hummus… YUM. The creamy salad that traditionally accompanies these dishes is Tzatziki, a yogurt/cucumber concoction. This version is a twist on that, which incorporates a healthy splash of kombucha.

INGREDIENTS:
5 cucumbers, peeled, seeded and cut into ½-inch pieces
1½ cups sour cream
¼ cup plain kombucha
¼ cup fresh dill, finely chopped
1 tsp. raw honey
1 small red onion, diced
Sea salt
Freshly ground pepper

INSTRUCTIONS:
In a colander, toss the cucumber pieces with 2 tbsp. salt.
Let drain for one hour.
In a bowl, mix together the sour cream, kombucha, dill, and honey.
Add the drained cucumbers and diced onion. Toss together and season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.

Source:
https://www.culturesforhealth.com/learn/recipe/kombucha-recipes/cucumber-dill-sour-cream-kombucha-salad/

Bottle Your Own Kombucha Vinaigrette

There is simply no reason not to have a jar of homemade salad dressing in your fridge.  The smug satisfaction of making it yourself from simple healthy ingredients is worth the five minutes it takes to throw it together.  Make your meals sing out with flavor and drizzle this over salads and grilled veggies.

1/8 cup Traditional Wonder Drink kombucha

1/8 cup fresh lemon juice

3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

1 tsp ground mustard

coarse ground sea salt

freshly ground black pepper

 

Combine all ingredients in a jar with lid, adjusting seasonings to taste.  Close tightly and shake to emulsify.  Pour over a salad, or refrigerate for up to one week.