Saturday Supermarket Smarts: Vegemite

In the brand-new March issue of Every Day with Rachael Ray, we share eight delicious toast topper ideas. One of them is Vegemite Toast, a classic salty Aussie spread that is finally hitting it big in the U.S. But what the heck is this stuff?

 

The Product

Vegemite is an Australian breakfast staple, which celebrated its 90th birthday last October and is still going strong.

 

Why You Should Buy It

Made from brewer’s yeast, the super-savory, slightly nutty spread has a concentrated flavor and a tarlike texture, so a little bit goes a long way.

 

How You Should Use It

Vegemite toast is the most classic use, but also try stirring a tablespoon of the umami-rich condiment into a Bolognese sauce, or mixing a few tablespoonfuls with honey and EVOO to make a marinade for grilled chicken.

 

 

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3 Responses to “Saturday Supermarket Smarts: Vegemite”

  1. My Kiwi husband eats the New Zealand version, Marmite! I don’t like it on toast as he does, but I’ll try the marinade recipe!

  2. Yes it is a staple here in Australia. It’s great spread on toast topped with sliced or smooshed avocado. Yum!

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