Herbed Heirloom Tomato Salad with Red Kraut

Cultured foods are historically how we have gotten probiotics and maintained healthy digestive tracts. With the advent of pasteurization and the non-discriminating hyper-vigilance against all bacterium, supplements are the most common and reliable route to maintain healthy digestion. However, if you want to begin putting back in your diet (and want to know why) review my article on probiotics here and then give the tasty recipe below a try – this is a great way to use up the last of the garden tomatoes!

Recipe courtesy of Cinda Lou’s Kitchen Blues


1 large fresh red tomato
1 large yellow tomato
1 clove fresh garlic, minced
1/4 c. homemade or raw unpasteurized red sauerkraut
2 T. organic raw apple cider vinegar
2 T. extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp. dried dill weed
1 T. dried (homegrown) oregano
1 tsp. stevia (optional)
sea salt and pepper, to taste

 Chop tomatoes into bite sized pieces, combine vinegar and olive oil with garlic and herbs and toss.  Spoon over red kraut and mix gently.  Chill and serve with fresh sliced avocado.

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