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Quick Kimchi

Spicy kimchi is a traditional fermented Korean side dish that has gained tons of popularity for its health benefits. Works as a side dish for nearly any meal.

Serves 10
Ready in 220 mins
Prep time 220 mins
33 calories per serving


> 1 napa cabbage
> 1 tbsp salt (and 1/4 cup salt for marinating)
> 5 cloves garlic
> 1 inch fresh ginger
> 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
> 3 tbsp fish sauce
> 2 tbsp sugar
> 2 tbsp Sriracha 
> 2 tbsp sesame seeds


Slice the cabbage lengthwise into 8 pieces and slice off the rough stems. Place in a large bowl. Bring 5 cups water to a boil and add the ¼ cup salt. Allow 1 min. to cook until the salt has dissolved. Pour over the cabbage and let sit for 30 min. Drain the cabbage and rinse under cold running water. Drain well.
Put the garlic, ginger, vinegar, fish sauce and remaining salt in the bowl of a small food processor (or blender) and pulse until smooth. Add the sugar, paprika, Sriracha, and sesame seeds and mix into a thick marinade.
Cover the cabbage with the marinade, making sure every strip is covered.
Spoon the kimchi into a sealable jar and let marinate at least 3 hours in the refrigerator.

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