nutritional information

Per 1/4-cup serving:

  • Calories: 19
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Total Fat: <1 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 217 mg
  • Fiber: <1 g
  • Sugar: 1 g
Vegan Gluten-Free


kimchi healing foods

Makes 4 cups

This mildly spiced kimchi can be made hotter by adding more ground chiles. It will get more sour with time; if it becomes too sour to enjoy on its own, use it to make Kimchi Stew.
  • ½ cup kosher or coarse sea salt
  • 1 small head napa cabbage (1½ lb.), halved and cut into ½-inch-thick slices
  • 9 chiles de arbol or Thai bird chiles
  • 1 medium daikon radish, julienned (4 oz.)
  • 6 green onions, cut into ½-inch lengths
  • 2 Tbs. unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (2 tsp.)
  • 2 tsp. grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp. sugar

1. Stir salt into 2½ cups water in large nonreactive bowl. Add cabbage, and stir to coat leaves well. Let stand 5 hours, or overnight, stirring occasionally. Drain.

2. Grind chiles in coffee grinder until powdered (it’s OK if there are some larger bits).

3. Transfer cabbage to clean bowl, and add 1½ Tbs. ground chiles, radish, green onions, rice vinegar, garlic, ginger, and sugar. Toss with hands (wearing rubber gloves) to coat. Transfer to clean 1-quart canning jar, packing cabbage tightly. Seal with lid. Let stand 2 to 3 days at room temperature, turning upside down occasionally to coat cabbage with pickling liquid. Store in fridge up to 2 weeks.

April/May 2012 p.36

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Rule of thumb is for 1kg cabbage 1 tbsp salt, above recipe it should be 1tsp of salt.

sam - 2016-01-24 15:16:04

“1/2 cup kosher or course sea salt” must contain a typo. Maybe they meant Tbs or tsp? I had a great kimchi until I added this avalanche of salt. Now it’s inedible. I had to spit it out, and then I had to spit out the spit in my mouth because it was still too salty. I’ll probably have to throw the whole thing out, because I would need about 20+ more napa cabbages to offset the ocean water taste.

T - 2015-11-08 03:23:02


Mike - 2014-01-24 00:44:06

Vege kimchi

Mathilda - 2013-06-20 03:52:20