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Make your own sauerkraut at home!

Servings 1 jar


  • 1 head of green cabbage
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt


  1. Cut the cabbage in half and remove the core. Save a few of the big outer leaves. You will use them to cover the cabbage in the jar. Shred the rest of the cabbage, using a knife or shredder attachment in your food processor.

  2. Add the cabbage to a big bowl. Sprinkle with salt.

  3. With clean hands, begin to massage the cabbage. After about 5 minutes, the cabbage will start to wilt, become translucent and release water.

  4. Let it sit for 5 minutes and then massage it again for another 5 minutes.

  5. Stuff the cabbage into the jar, really tightly, stopping right under the rim of the jar. Press it down being sure there is liquid all the way up to the top of the cabbage. If you need it, add any excess liquid from the bowl to the jar.

  6. Tear the leaves of the extra cabbage and arrange them over the top of the shredded cabbage being sure it covers the cabbage well and no air can get under or around the sides.

  7. Cover with a kitchen towel and wrap with a rubber band. Let sit on the counter for 5 days.

  8. Remove the kitchen towel and the extra leaves. Cover with a regular lid and place the sauerkraut in the refrigerator and eat until it's gone. Then make another jar!