Fennel Apple Sauerkraut Slaw

I love sauerkraut...I will put kraut on just about anything! I love to throw it on eggs or even in soups, I am always trying to incorporate it into my diet whenever possible. Not only does it taste delicious, but fermented foods have amazing health benefits. Did you know sauerkraut is high in probiotics which are helpful in optimal gut health? I also mention sauerkraut as being a great source for hydration in my 3 Simple Ways to Better Health series. I created this Sauerkraut Slaw for those that love to add kraut into just about anything, but wanted some extra flavor. The apple is a great addition for that salty/sweet combination and the fennel adds extra crunch and amazing flavor. You can serve this with just about anything, it goes great in fish tacos, on top of brats, in a salad, or even tastes great plain! 


  • 1 Cup Sauerkraut

  • 1/2 Red Onion, thinly sliced

  • 1/2 Fennel Bulb, thinly sliced

  • 1 Small Fuji Apple, thinly sliced

  • 1/2 Lemon, juice

  • 1 TSP Fennel Seed

  • 1TBS sauerkraut juice

  • Pinch of sea salt to taste

  • Chopped fennel leaves for garnish

  1. Combine onion, apple, and fennel bulb in bowl.

  2. Add in sauerkraut and gently toss until well combined.

  3. Add fennel seed, lemon juice, sauerkraut juice, and sea salt then mix thoroughly.

  4. Serve garnished with chopped fennel leaves.