Zesty Zucchini Sauerkraut

Zesty Zucchini Sauerkraut

Fermented foods are one of the best ways to keep your gut happy and healthy! They are packed with beneficial bacteria that support the growth of healthy gut flora and promote digestion and nutrient absorption. 

Of course you buy kimchi and sauerkraut to support gut health and improve digestion or you can easily make your own. I’ve got an easy and delicious recipe for you – Zesty Zucchini Sauerkraut! It’s a yummy twist on classic sauerkraut with zucchini and some tasty spices.

You’ll need just a few ingredients and a bit of patience, but trust me, your gut will thank you! Let’s roll up our sleeves and have some fun in the kitchen!

What you need:

  • 1 medium head of green cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 2 medium zucchinis, grated
  • 1 tablespoon of sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon of caraway seeds
  • 1 tablespoon of dill seeds
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh ginger, grated

What you do:

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the sliced cabbage and grated zucchini.
  • Add the sea salt to the bowl and mix well, ensuring all the veggies are evenly coated. Let the mixture rest for about 15 minutes to allow the salt to draw out the water.
  • Mix in the caraway seeds, dill seeds, minced garlic, and grated ginger, making sure everything is well distributed.
  • Transfer the mixture to a clean, wide-mouth glass jar, packing it tightly to remove any air pockets. Make sure to leave about an inch of headspace at the top of the jar.
  • Cover the jar with a clean cloth or a lid, but do not seal it airtight. Place the container in a cool, dark location, allowing it to ferment for at least 3-5 days.
  • Check on your sauerkraut daily and taste it to see if it’s reached your desired level of tanginess. Once it’s fermented to your liking, store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Enjoy your homemade Zesty Zucchini Sauerkraut on top of salads, in sandwiches, or as a flavorful and nutritious side dish.

NOTE: individuals with histamine intolerance or specific dietary concerns should consult a healthcare provider or a registered dietitian for personalized advice.

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