How to make fermented carrots

In this blog, you will learn how to make fermented carrots. This ferment is really easy to make. The result is not too sour because carrots are generally sweet. It is the perfect snack to go with your crudités. I love to add ginger too, but in reality, you don’t feel the flavor at all. But if you would like something a little spicier, then I recommend you check out my jalapeno and carrots recipe!

How to make fermented carrots


  • a glass jar with a capacity for 500ml
  • enough carrots to fill the jar
  • about 250ml of water
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • A piece of ginger (optional)


  1. Mix the water well with the salt. The combination of this amount of water with salt is about 2% brine.
  2. If the carrots are organic, just brush them, otherwise, you can also peel them if desired.
  3. Cut them into juliennes.
  4. Put the carrots in the jar so that they are tightly packed. Try not to leave any gaps between them.
  5. Add the ginger, cut them into thin strips between the carrots.
  6. Cover the carrots well with the brine. The carrots will need to be submerged at all times.
  7. Cover with the jar lid. Leave the jar in a place where there is no direct sunlight.
  8. Let it ferment for approximately 3 to 5 days.

And that’s it! Super easy to prepare, right?

Here are some extra tips for your fermented carrots:

  • In general, you should avoid fermenting, using a metal lid, because the acidity of the ferment can oxidize the lid and the whole preparation of the ferment will have a metallic taste.
  • If the only lid you have is metal, use a piece of kitchen paper and on top of the paper, place the metal lid. The important thing is that the brine and bacteria don’t touch the metal lid directly. You don’t have to close the lid very tightly.
  • The fermentation time will depend on your kitchen’s temperature: fermenting in hot climates takes fewer days than fermenting in cold climates.
  • The time of fermentation will also depend on how sour you would like the ferment to be. If you have children,  usually they prefer for it to be less acidic, so it would be better to ferment it for less than 5 days.

Have you tried this recipe? It is very easy and quick as you can see!

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