Category Vegetables

Vegetable fermentation is spontaneous or wild fermentation. To start it, you don't need anything other than fresh vegetables and good rock salt - possibly some water and a vessel in which the vegetables can ferment in the absence of oxygen.

If you're just getting started with fermenting, I recommend reading up a bit first - then you'll also know which vessels are suitable and what to look out for to produce delicious and safe food.

Afterwards, you can safely ferment any vegetable. I have written down many tasty recipes for vegetable ferments for you.

Fermented tomato salsa

Fermented tomato salsa

Für fermentierte Tomaten Salsa brauchst Du vor allem aromatische Tomaten. Ohne reife Früchte wird dieses Ferment nicht schmecken, weswegen Du es nur zur Saison zubereiten solltest. In Deutschland ist fermentierte Tomaten Salsa also ein Sommerferment. Gib beim Einkaufen regionalen Sorten,…

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Fermentierter vietnamesischer Blumenkohl

Fermented cauliflower Vietnamese style

Dieses tolle Kurzzeitferment habe ich im Herbst 2021 von Hang gelernt, und es ist mir eine Ehre, das Rezept hier zu teilen und ausserdem etwas Wissen über vietnamesische Fermente zu verbreiten. Da Blumenkohl auf vietnamesische Art einfach zuzubereiten und schnell…

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Kohlrabigemüse

Fermented Kohlrabi with spices from Sri Lanka

Kohlrabi ist ein knackiges, leckeres und vielseitiges Gemüse. Ich liebe ihn als Snack, einfach gedämpft mit ein wenig Salz und Pfeffer, mit Kartoffeln und Béchamelsauce, als veganes Curry oder, natürlich, als fermentierter Kohlrabi mit Gewürzen. Die hellgrünen Knollen sind unfassbar…

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Fermentierter Curtido

Curtido Salvadoreño

El Curtido es un tipo de col relish ligeramente fermentada. Es típico en la cocina salvadoreña y la de otros países centroamericanos, y está normalmente hecha con col, cebollas, zanahorias, orégano, y a veces zumo de lima; se parece al sauerkraut, al kimchi o la tarta coleslaw. Wikipedia Curtido ist eine Art leicht fermentierter Krautsalat. Er…

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Topinambur fermentieren mit Miso

Fermented Sunchokes

Especially in autumn, at the beginning of the season, I receive many questions about how to ferment Jerusalem artichoke. After the vegetable had lost its importance over the centuries, the popularity of the tubers has been growing strongly again for several years. Jerusalem artichoke, dialectally also...

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Grüne fermentierte Oliven

Ferment green olives

It was in the fall of 2019 when I walked past wild olive trees at the foot of Mount Olympus and picked a few of the firm, green fruits here and there. Fermenting olives, the idea was instant! Unfortunately, there were not enough wild olive trees,...

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Fermented Fennel

Fennel ferments

Finocchio favoloso! Fennel is not without reason the superstar of Mediterranean and especially Italian cuisine. Fresh fennel bulbs are available in summer and fall. So this is the best time to ferment fennel to get its full nutritional potential. Fennel...

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Fermented Fennel with peppers

Fresh fennel bulbs are available, just in time for the grilling season, from early summer to fall, and in summer the red peppers are also ripe. By the way, you can recognize fresh fennel by the abundant amount of the aromatic, light green fennel herb. In winter, this is missing. Fennel with...

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Fermented Fennel

Fruity fermented fennel relish

Fennel polarizes. I, for one, love it. As a raw vegetable salad, freshly roasted with a touch of olive oil, as a quick casserole and fermented fennel is of course at the top of my list. It comes into its own especially well as a spicy garnish to barbecue, to...

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beet kvass

beet kvass

Beet Kvass or beet kvass is one of the most famous and simple recipes for fermented drinks and is highly appreciated, especially in the USA. Its origin from Russia or Eastern Europe is not historically proven. There kvass (квас), a...

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Candy cane beet Kkakdugi Kimchi

Candy cane beet Kkakdugi Kimchi

I love beets. Red Beet, yellow beet and striped beet. These bulbs, called chioggia, look so impossibly beautiful that I can't help myself and have to enhance them with fermentation. Fermented striped beet Kkakdugi Kimchi is almost more beautiful than...

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Baek Kimchi

White kimchi without chili

My younger son loves kimchi. He likes to eat spicy - but not always. That's why we sometimes like to make Baek-kimchi, white kimchi without chili, together. I found the recipe at Maangchi and adapted it a bit. Some of the Korean ingredients are not...

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Wild fermentierte Karotten

Fermented carrot sticks

Sometimes it is nice to have a shady garden with large conifers, that is, a real forest garden. For example, in the summer, when it gets very hot in the city. Or in the spring, namely wild garlic grows on woody soils. Besides quite...

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fermentierte rote Bete mit Vanille und Ingwer

Fermented beet

I love beet. I have always loved them. As a child, I ate kilos of pickled beet. No wonder fermented beet is high on my list. Traditionally with cucumber or pickling spices, with apple or...

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Fermented Fennel

Funky Finocchio

Five stars for fabulous fermented fennel. Can you ferment fennel? Oh yes, and how! In the summer and fall, from June to early November, you can have the fresh, delicious fennel that tastes lovely and anise-y. In developing this recipe, my...

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Kkakdugi

Bachelor kimchi kkakdugi

Kkakduki, Kkakdugi, 깍두기 oder Junggesellenkimchi – völlig egal, unter welchem Namen Du dieses Ferment kennst, auf jeden Fall ist es richtig lecker. Und das allerschönste ist, dass es ein so schnelles Ferment ist – nach nur 3-5 Tagen kannst Du…

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Berkeley Haze. Fermentierter Topinambur.

Fermented Jerusalem Artichoke

Fermented vegetables are not only totally delicious and healthy food for our microbiome due to their probiotic ingredients, they are also often a feast for the eyes and beautiful to look at. My ferments are also allowed to please the ears and sound good - hello, Berkeley Haze,...

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Fermented half-sour gherkins

Fermented half-sour gherkins

Gherkin time! One of the best times of the year, I would say. Firstly because there are cucumbers to ferment, and secondly because gherkin time is summer vacation time 🙂 And summer vacation is definitely my favorite time of year. Fermented sours or pickled cucumbers are an absolute classic among...

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Fermentierter weisser Spargel

Fermented asparagus

Fermentistas! I love the worldwide community, there is so much mutual support and inspiration. A great example is this fermented white asparagus with pink berries. Fermented asparagus is certainly the favorite recipe of David Zilber, former...

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