This vibrant and probiotic rich AIP Ginger-Carrot Sauerkraut is made with red cabbage, ginger and carrots. Ginger adds a delicious zing and the carrots are a great source of beta-carotene.
This Ginger-Carrot Sauerkraut is delicious, nutritious and super easy to make!
If you’re following the autoimmune paleo protocol, you know probiotic-rich fermented foods are highly encouraged for their health-promoting and gut-loving qualities.
While I enjoy fermented foods, I tend to dislike store-bought versions that are often pasteurized to make them shelf-stable and have a strong vinegary taste. So since I’ve been spending a lot more time at home these days, I’ve begun regularly making my own pickled and fermented foods. This vibrant Ginger-Carrot Sauerkraut is one of my favourite ways to get a delicious dose of probiotics into my diet.
Making your kraut
Sauerkraut is traditionally made with just two ingredients: cabbage and salt. In this recipe, ginger adds a delicious zing to the red cabbage and is great for digestion while the carrots provide some extra flavour and are a great source of beta-carotene.
The process begins by finely shredding cabbage and massaging it with salt to release water. Next, the grated carrots and ginger are added to the mixture which is pressed down with an outer cabbage leaf to encourage it to continue to release water and ferment over a period of days. In my home, it’s usually ready in about 6 days, but this can vary based on the temperature of the environment in which you make it.
Where/How to use your kraut
If you’ve never tried fermented foods, I’d suggest introducing them slowly at first. Some people (such as those who have yeast and/or histamine sensitivities) might have trouble with fermented foods.
Looking for more Ginger-flavored recipes? You might also enjoy:
- AIP Charred Broccolette & Cabbage Salad
- Ginger-Cilantro Pork Meatballs
- Ginger-Garlic Pork Noodle Soup
- Gingery Roasted Winter Squash Soup
If you try this Ginger-Carrot Sauerkraut, I would love it if you would give the recipe a star rating and short review. Also, be sure to snap a picture of the finished product and share it with me on Instagram by tagging @healmedelicious.Print