The recipe calls for fennel bulb (not seeds, although we do add classic spices– caraway seeds and juniper berries) to provide a slightly sweet counterpoint to the sourness, and fresh ginger gives it a boost of fresh flavor.
Making probiotic pickles with no special equipment and no hot stove and no vinegar is extremely simple and SO delicious! Many different vegetables ferment beautifully and are well-worth the 5 minutes (+ 2 weeks unattended) it takes to prep them.
If you’re looking for a quick and easy fermented side dish, then give this sweet, tangy and spicy Napa cabbage salad a try. Once the Napa cabbage and carrots have fermented for a month, this recipe only takes a few minutes to prepare.