fermented carrots

Fermented Carrot Recipe

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How to Ferment Carrots

This fermented carrots recipe will help you add amazing flavor and probiotics to any meal. They are tangy and crisp and will boost your gut health.

Fermented Vegetables

Fermented vegetables are a great way to add a daily dose of probiotics to your diet and preserve vegetables. Fermenting adds probiotics, enzymes, and vitamins to the vegetable.

Fermenting vegetables is a super simple all you need is your vegetable, salt, water, and some time. Create a brine with the salt and water, make sure the vegetables are fully covered in brine and wait for them to ferment. All most all vegetables can be fermented.

Salt During the Fermentation Process

Salt prevents any bad bacteria from growing while allowing the good bacteria’s (Lactobacillus) found on the vegetable to grow. The Lactobacillus keeps the vegetable crispy and flavorful.

Benefits of Fermented Foods

Fermenting foods is a good way to increase probiotic consumption that helps your gut flora. The good bacteria in your gut is often stripped away by processed foods and antibiotics leaving you with a weaker immune system.

Tips for Making Fermented Carrots

  • Slicing carrots into strips makes an easy snack. You can pair them with kefir ranch dressing. Shredding the carrots is a great way to add them to sandwiches or salads. Also shredded is a great way for babies and toddler to eat them.
  • Use them as a snack or side dish.
  • Use herbs and spices for flavoring.
  • Carrots must be completely covered in the brine or they will mold and spoil.

Tools

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Carrots
  • 4 tbsp. Salt
  • Water

How to Make Fermented Carrots

  1. Simmer 2 cups water, remove from heat and stir in salt until dissolved.
  2. Add salt water to mason jar (1/2 gallon). Fill the rest of the way with water.
  3. Slice or shred your carrots. Put them in another mason jar (1\2 gallon).
  4. Pour salt water brine over the carrots until they are completely covered, leaving about 2 inches of head space.
  5. Add some fermenting weights to keep carrots under the brine.
  6. Cover the mason jar with a fermentation lid.
  7. Allow the carrots to sit on the counter for 2-10 days. The amount of time depends on the temperature of your home and your taste preference.
  8. Once the carrots are to your preferred taste cover them with a plastic lid and place them in the fridge.

Also check out how to make milk kefir and water kefir.


Your fermented carrots will last any where from 3-5 months in the fridge. Always be sure to check for mold, any off smells, and mushiness before consuming them. How do you like to eat your fermented carrots? Let us know in the comments below.

Fermented Carrots

Learn how to ferment carrots with these simple instructions and simple recipe.

Equipment

  • Fermentation Lids
  • Fermentation Weights
  • Mason Jars
  • Knife/ Cheese Grater
  • Cutting Board
  • Plastic Lids

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Carrots
  • 4 tbsp. Salt
  • Water

Instructions

  • Simmer 2 cups water, remove from heat and stir in salt until dissolved.
  • Add salt water to mason jar (1/2 gallon). Fill the rest of the way with water.
  • Slice or shred your carrots. Put them in another mason jar (12 gallon).
  • Pour salt water brine over the carrots until they are completely covered, leaving about 2 inches of head space.
  • Add some fermenting weights to keep carrots under the brine.
  • Cover the mason jar with a fermentation lid.
  • Allow the carrots to sit on the counter for2-10 days. The amount of time depends on the temperature of your home and your taste preference.
  • Once the carrots are to your preferred taste cover them with a plastic lid and place them in the fridge.

Notes

Your fermented carrots will last any where from 3-5 months in the fridge. Always be sure to check for mold, any off smells, and mushiness before consuming them.

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