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This cauliflower is covered in a sauce made from vegetables and spices and then fermented in a mason jar for a few days. The result is a heaping quantity of soft, flavorful florets that are sweet and sour. The perfect way to serve these vegetables is on a bed of warm rice with steamed broccoli.

Fermented Sweet and Sour Cauliflower [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/8 cup celeriac
  • 1/8 cup parsnip
  • 1/8 cup salt
  • 1-2 cloves garlic
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons ginger
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon rice flour, or 1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum


  1. Blend together all of the sauce ingredients.
  2. Pull apart the cauliflower into bite-sized pieces.
  3. Mix together the cauliflower and sauce in a mixing bowl.
  4. Stuff the cauliflower tightly into a sanitized quart sized mason jar and cover with either a metal band lid or an airlock lid.
  5. Ferment on the counter for 2-4 days, releasing some of the carbon dioxide twice a day.
  6. Once done, store in the refrigerator.


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