Immune Boosting Mixed Vegatable Sauerkraut

This simple recipe is packed with great, healthy probiotics that energize the body, boost immunity and are wonderful for gut microbiome.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Macrobiotic, vegan, vegetarian
Keyword macrobiotic, vegetarian
Author Melanie Waxman


  • 3 cups cabbage finely sliced
  • 2 whole cabbage leaves
  • 1 beetroot grated
  • 1 carrot grated
  • ½ red onion finely sliced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 heaping teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
  • 1 heaping teaspoon sea salt


  • Place the cabbage, beetroot, carrot and onion into a bowl.
  • Add the sea salt and mix well. Lightly massage the salt into the vegetables. Let sit for about 15 minutes.
  • Add the caraway seeds, garlic and ginger and mix well.
  • Place a place and a weight (such as a jug of water) on top of the vegetables. Leave to sit for at least 2 hours or until the liquid is released and covers the vegetables.
  • Place the vegetables and the liquid into a clear mason jar. Pack the vegetables well into the jar with a wooden spoon. Leave a small space at the top of the jar.
  • Place the two cabbage leaves on top and push the vegetables down again. The liquid should cover the vegetables at all times.
  • Secure with a lid and place in a cool, dark spot in your kitchen for 3-5 days. Once fermented you can remove the whole cabbage leaves.
  • Store in the fridge and enjoy as a delicious addition to any meal.