Five Easy Fermented Vegetable Recipes for Beginners

by Kaitlynn Fenley

Making fermented vegetables at home can be confusing and daunting, but I’ve got you covered with some easy fermented vegetable recipes for beginners! Since I develop all of our fermentation recipes to be simple, exact, and safe, you’re guaranteed to get great fermentation results on the first try when you use these recipes! Get ready to become a confident and empowered home fermenter.

Easy Fermented Vegetable Recipes for Beginners

The best fermentation recipes for beginners are sauerkraut recipes! After you master sauerkraut I suggest trying out fermentation for pickles and other vine-growing vegetables. Here are my fun and flavorful, top five easy fermented vegetable recipes for beginners. I advise starting with number one, then working your way through number five. By the time you make the fifth recipe, you’ll feel like a cultured guru too! The supplies you need for these recipes are a large mason jar, a fermentation weight, some sea salt, and a kitchen scale.

Roasted Garlic Sauerkraut with Black Pepper

This recipe is a traditional, wild fermented sauerkraut with roasted garlic and black pepper incorporated. If you love garlic, crisp sauerkraut, and a light pepper flavor then this Roasted Garlic Sauerkraut with black pepper recipe is for you! CLICK HERE for the recipe.

Sauerkraut with Orange, Sesame, and Ginger in a mason jar with a wooden spoon tampering down the ingredients

How to Ferment Sauerkraut with Orange, Sesame, and Ginger

Learn how to ferment sauerkraut with orange sesame and ginger. With only six ingredients and some patience, you can make this flavorful sauerkraut incorporating fresh orange, sesame seeds, and freshly grated ginger root at home! Wild fermented sauerkraut contains billions of gut-healthy microorganisms, lots of vitamins, and prebiotic fiber. So this a great recipe for gut health! CLICK HERE for the recipe.

Using my fist (because it's small) to press the sauerkraut down into the mason jar.

Fermented Beet and Red Cabbage Sauerkraut

Homemade Sauerkraut is definitely the easiest at-home fermentation project. Plus, it’s so easy and fun to make flavorful, nutrient-dense variations of sauerkraut, like this Fermented Beet and Red Cabbage Sauerkraut. With this recipe, you’ll learn how to ferment delicious sauerkraut in a mason jar. CLICK HERE for the recipe.

a jar of cucumbers with pickling spices and onions. A pitcher of water is puring water into the jar.

Fermented Dill Pickles

When we discontinued our pickles in march, I decided to share our exact recipe for our Cultured Guru Fermented Dill Pickles with you! Fermented cucumbers are wonderful for gut health. Fermented dill pickles are packed with probiotics, fiber, and beneficial vitamins. Cucumber fermentation is one of the quicker fermentation projects, so these will be ready to eat in just two weeks! CLICK HERE for the recipe.

Easy Fermented Zucchini

In the summertime in Louisiana, my favorite vegetable to ferment is zucchini! So I’m very excited to share this easy fermented zucchini recipe. I didn’t use any spices in this recipe, but you can add any type of spices you’d like. Try it with black pepper or savory garlic. CLICK HERE for the recipe.

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Pattie August 8, 2022 - 11:30 am

I’ve been making beet kavass for a while now but my last two turned from beautiful red to brown. It tastes watery. Any ideas why.?

Kaitlynn Fenley August 9, 2022 - 10:50 am

I don’t have a beet kvass recipe here yet. My guess is that you made it with salt, and beet kvass is supposed to be made with sugar.