Consider whipping up this fermented chow chow for a fermented cabbage that stands out from the rest. Learn how to ferment vegetables with this simple recipe.
Red cabbage, bell peppers, green tomatoes, corn, and more all in one easy recipe. You will love this simple and delicious dish.
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What is chow chow vegetables
Chow chow is made with a mix of vegetables and is a relish recipe that is fermented vegetables. You can use this to serve on the side, dress up crackers, etc.
Depending on where you live, you will find that chow chow recipes can vary in terms of which vegetables are used.
Supplies and Equipment Used to Ferment Vegetables
Health benefits of fermented foods
You will find most fermented foods offer tons of benefits. From heart health, boosting your immunity, to even weight loss.
Depending on the recipe you are using, the actual health benefits will vary a bit.
How to make chow chow
Start by prepping all your vegetables as directed. I share all the in depth details in the recipe card below.
Once all your veggies are chopped place them to the side. Then in a bowl you will create your brine.
Use a wide mouth funnel to pour vegetables and brine into your mason jars. Place the lids on as directed.
You will then let your chow chow begin to ferment.
How long does it take for chow chow to ferment
Day 3 will be the best day for eating your chow chow. You can then enjoy it with all the flavor, up to, day 5. These few days are when all the vegetables paired with the brine will be at their prime flavor.
This chow chow relish recipe is one of my favorites! Give it a try and let me know how you like it!
How often should you eat fermented foods?
If you are eating fermented food for gut health you can eat it every single day. It is recommended to have 2-3 servings per day if you are eating it for dietary needs.
I wouldn't go over that though or talk to a nutritionist for guidance.
What are the other fermented foods?
- Prebiotic Yogurt
Here are a few more fermented foods you can consider to make or buy and eat. You will find there are tons of foods that can be fermented and you can gain the benefits from the fermentation.
You can find tons of fermentation recipes online! Or invest in a cookbook to help walk you through how to make some of these foods.