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Lacto Fermented Vegetables

Lacto-fermented vegetables add a pleasant and sour crunch when cooking in the kitchen. Foods that undergo lacto-fermentation are full of healthful probiotics and enjoy an extend shelf life.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fermentation recipes, fermented vegetables, Lacto Fermented Vegetables
Servings: 1 jar
Cost: 10


  • Fermentation jars
  • chef knife
  • measuring spoons
  • measuring cups


  • 3 cups fresh organic vegetables peeled and sliced
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 tbsp salt


  • Once your vegetables are peeled and sliced add them to a mason jar so they are 1 inch from the top. 
  • Prepare a salt brine by dissolving salt in water. 

  • Pour brine into the mason jar until carrots are covered. 

  • Optional: add any additional flavourings such as pickling spices or fresh herbs like dill.
  • Put the lid on the jar and store at room temperature in a dark place like your closet or cupboard.

  • Open the jar once a day to release carbon dioxide. Fermentation fans call this "burping."

  • Continue this process for 3-4 weeks until lacto-fermentation bubbles no longer form. 

  • Move the jar to your fridge once lacto-fermentation has completed and enjoy for the next 3-6 months.