Probiotic Beetroot & Red Cabbage Sauerkraut

This easy recipe combines classic red cabbage sauerkraut with earthy beetroot to create a rich and tangy flavour.

Sauerkraut promotes gut-friendly bacteria which we usually lack in our diets making it the perfect healthy, probiotic snack that can added to nearly any dish.

Ingredients and Method


  • Half a Medium Red Cabbage, finely diced
  • 1 Medium Beetroot, peeled and grated
  • 2 inch Ginger Piece, peeled and grated
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt


  1. Add all of the ingredients to a large bowl and sprinkle the salt all over. Use your hands to scrunch the salt into the vegetables and leave for a few hours, mixing occasionally, until the juices collect in the bottom of the bowl.
  2. Transfer the mixture into clean glass Kilner® Jars and press down really well. If the juices don’t completely cover the mixture, add more salted water (1 tsp sea salt to 1 cup of water). Make sure you leave around 1.5” headspace between the top of the jar and the liquid.
  3. Cover with a cabbage leaf and pack it down again. Put the lid on and leave it loosely fastened or if using a clip top, don’t fully fasten the clip.
  4. Leave out on your worktop for 4 weeks (the longer you leave it the stronger the taste).
  5. Once you have finished fermenting, seal tightly and keep in the refrigerator until chilled. It’s now ready to eat and will keep in the fridge for months.

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