Fermented Foods: Carrots & Ginger

With some ferments it’s so hard to start out slowly.  This is definitely one of them.  Fermented Carrots & Ginger ~ YUMMY!!!!  If you are not accustomed to eating fermented foods, this is a great one to start out with.  The carrots give it a sweetness that a lot of ferments do not have, yet it’s still a little tart and salty at the same time.  The small amount of ginger pleasantly stands out too!


4 cups grated carrots, tightly packed
1 Tbs freshly grated ginger
1 Tbs sea salt
4 Tbs whey

The directions are super simple:  in a bowl, mix all ingredients and pound with a wooden pounder or a meat hammer to release juices.    Place in a quart-sized, wide-mouth mason jar and press down firmly with a pounder or meat hammer until juices cover the carrots.  The top of the carrots should be at least 1 inch below the top of the jar.  Cover tightly and leave at room temperature for about 3 days before transferring to cold storage.

We put ours in a Pickl-It and wrapped a towel around, as we do all our ferments, and let it sit out for 4 days.

Eat it as a side or mix into whatever food you would like.  Just make sure to not cook it as you will kill all beneficial micro-organisms that you obtained in the fermenting process. 

Enjoy!  Let me know if you try it and what you think of it, I’d love to hear.


This post included in:

From The Farm Blog Hop #41
Homestead Barn Hop #119


8 responses to “Fermented Foods: Carrots & Ginger

  1. I am SO going to try this, Heather! I have some carrots in my garden that look nearly ready to pull! Yum!

    • You’re gonna love it ~ I’m still getting used to eating fermented foods, actually, and I’ve been eating this one at nearly every meal. 🙂

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  3. I’m going to try this as an intro to fermenting. Thanks! – Rebecca

  4. Do you re-inoculate a new batch with a little from the old batch, or start new every time?

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