Easy Sweet & Spicy Apple Kimchi Recipe
This traditional Korean dish not only boasts the beneficial bacteria that come from the lacto-fermentation process, but it also features the prebiotic fiber found in fresh apples.
Not only is this apple kimchi recipe delicious and easy to make, but it may also support your gut health in more ways than one.
Let's dive in and learn more about the benefits of this unique dish.
Apple Kimchi Ingredients
The ingredients for my apple kimchi recipe are listed below.
Apple Kimchi Directions / Instructions
The directions for my apple kimchi recipe are listed in this numbered list below.
- 1Begin by slicing the cabbage into thin, long pieces. Place the cut cabbage into a large bowl and sprinkle two tablespoons of sea salt evenly over the top. Let it sit for 1-2 hours until the cabbage starts to release its liquid.
- 2Using a wooden or metal spoon, press down on the cabbage to release any remaining liquid and transfer it to a new bowl that's large enough to fit sliced daikon. Rinse off any excess salt with water before proceeding.
- 3Thinly slice the daikon and add it to the bowl with the cabbage.
- 4Combine the apple, fresh ginger, scallion/spring onion, garlic, fish sauce, and red pepper powder in a food processor or powerful blender. Blend the ingredients for 2-5 minutes until you have a smooth paste. Alternatively, you can use a mortar and pestle if you prefer.
- 5Add the paste from the food processor into the bowl with the sliced daikon and cabbage, and mix everything thoroughly until the paste is evenly spread throughout.
- 6To start the lacto-fermentation process, find a large, sterile mason jar and place all the ingredients inside. Loosely cover the jar to allow gas to escape, and press down the cabbage to prevent liquid overflow. Store the jar in a cool, dark place and after 3-4 days, taste and refrigerate to keep it fresh.
Want Something Spicier?
If you enjoyed this apple kimchi recipe and want to try another spicier variation, check out my Fermented Garlic Chive Buchu Kimchi Recipe. The garlic in this gives the kimchi more of a kick.
This spicy recipe also features the beneficial bacteria from lacto-fermentation, and is made with garlic chives and fish sauce for a unique and flavorful twist. It's perfect as a salad or a side dish for any meal.
How To Keep Your Apple Kimchi Fresh
Follow these steps below to keep your apple kimchi fresh.
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