Fermented Beet & Apple Slaw

Prep Time5 minutes
Fermenting Time4 days
Total Time4 days 5 minutes
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple, beet, fermented, salad, slaw, summer
Servings: 1


  • 3 large large apples (about 1 ½ pounds, cored but not peeled)
  • 2 large beets (about 1 ½ pounds, peeled)
  • 2 star anise pods
  • 1 tbsp whole cloves
  • 1 tbsp unrefined sea salt


  • Shred apples and beets in a food processor or by hand.
  • Toss the shredded apples and beets together until well-combined and mixed together.
  • Add the star anise, whole cloves and salt to the apples and beetroot. Combine well.
  • In a mason jar or vegetable fermenter pack in mixture.
  • Mash with a wooden spoon or mallet to encourage the fruit and vegetables to release their juices and encourage bacterial growth.
  • Ferment in for a minimum of three to four days, or longer, depending on the level of warmth in your kitchen.