Beetroot & Red Cabbage Sauerkraut
5 days + 20 min
10 ingredients or less
(¼ cup per serving)
Total5 days + 20 min
8 cups (560 g)shredded red cabbage
2medium raw beets, peeled, grated
1 Tbsp (18 g)coarse sea salt (iodine free)†
1 Tbsp (5 g)whole coriander seeds
- Ensure the container that will hold the fermenting sauerkraut is sterilized. Carefully rinse jars with boiling water or run them through a hot cycle in a dishwasher.
- Add the cabbage, beetroot, and salt to a large bowl.
- Firmly massage the salt into the vegetables with clean hands* for 10 - 15 minutes. The cabbage will soften and liquids will naturally release to create a brine.
- Mix in the coriander seeds.
- Transfer the mixture, including the brine, into a clean glass jar. Firmly push down the mixture until the vegetables are fully submerged in brine**. If not fully submerged, mix ½ teaspoon of salt in 1 cup (240 mL) of water and add this to the jar.
- Place a clean weight on top of the vegetables to keep them fully submerged under the brine throughout the fermentation process. For our weight, we used a small glass jar filled with rice.
- Close with an air-tight lid and allow the sauerkraut to ferment for 5 - 10 days, away from direct sunlight and at a moderate temperature, about 18 - 24°C (65 - 75°F).
- Every day, pop open the lid of the jar to allow the gas to escape*. If needed, press down the weight on top of the sauerkraut to ensure all the veggies remain submerged.
- Taste test after 4 days to determine when you’d like to stop fermentation.
- Once fermented to your liking, seal the jar airtight and place it in the fridge to enjoy as desired.
- †The salt must be iodine-free, otherwise the salt may inhibit the fermentation process.
- * The salt may irritate cuts on your hands. Consider using clean gloves if desired.
- ** Do not fill the jar beyond ¾ full as the sauerkraut needs some "breathing" room.
- * Bubbles will naturally form on top throughout the fermentation process, this is normal and not a cause for concern.
- Store in an airtight container or mason jar, preferably with a plastic lid (rather than metal) in the fridge for up to 3 months.
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Nutrition per serving (¼ cup per serving)
Calories 11 kcal
|Total fat||0.1 g|
|Saturated fat||0.0 g|
|Trans fat||0.0 g|
|Total carbs||2.5 g|
|Dietary fiber||0.8 g|
|Total sugars||1.4 g|
|Added sugars||0.0 g|
|Vitamin A||13 μg RAE|
|Vitamin B6||0.1 mg|
|Vitamin B12||0 μg|
|Vitamin C||13.7 mg|
|Vitamin D||0 μg|
|Vitamin E||0.0 mg|
|Vitamin K||9 μg|
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Great recipe even better with fresh dill and some kimchi juice
I found the squeezing didn't give me the liquid I needed and I was preparing to add the water and salt. But as I pushed it down into the mason jar with a wooden spoon, heaps of liquid came out and I needed the tiniest top-up. I can't wait to try it! I used my own home grown red cabbage. Thank you for sharing your recipes and YouTube channel - Love your work, both of you.
Hi, Sadia ! I just call to say i looove you :)
No, joke .*but that too !
I have a question - what could i do with circa 2 kilos of aubergines with fractured skin (but not mouldy) that i got from too good to go 2 days ago ?
Sorry for posting under beets, but i thought this is one -veggie recipe i bumped into, so maybe you've got ideas ;)
I'm sooo sad😭. I made the Sauerkraut, but now after 10 days it has mold. I dont know the Problem.🤷♀️ I will make it again, because the recipe sounds so so good.
Can you tell me the weight of the beets?
Greetings and a wonderful Chrismastime to all of you!
Thanks for the recipe!
This looks like a wonderful recipe and I will definitely try this out. I always have too much red cabbage left over after making "Rotkohl" and that is a wonderful idea.
I have a question to step 10.: Do you put some of the liquid in the smaller glasses or do you drain the liquid beforehand?
Salty crunchy and such a gorgeous colour!
My mom requested that I make this for her as a Christmas present this year. So tasty and healthy!
Excellent recipe! Works every time, thank you so much, PUL!
Just curious why the plastic lid is recommended over a metal one??
Love your videos! Will try it and tell how it was!