Naturally Cultured Carrot Relish



  • 2 to 3 pounds carrots, sliced
  • 1/4 pound cabbage, finely shredded
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons onion, finely grated
  • Fresh (grated) or dried ginger to taste
  • 3/4+ cup water
  • One of the following:

  1. If using just salt or salt and whey, dissolve the salt in water and then add the whey. If using a starter culture, prepare the liquid according the package instructions. Mix in the ginger. 
  2. Mix the carrot slices, cabbage, and onion together and place in a fermentation container. Pour the liquid over the vegetables. Ideally the vegetables should be submerged under the liquid.
  3. Ferment for 3 to 14 days or longer at room temperature. (If using a starter culture, follow the instructions that came with the culture to ensure adequate time for full bacteria development.)
  4. Once the fermentation period is complete, the carrots can be removed to a storage container if desired. Store cultured carrots in the refrigerator or root cellar.

Makes approximately 1 quart.




Cultured Sliced Carrots

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