Looking for ways to get healthy, probiotic foods into your diet? Fermented celery only takes 5 minutes and ferments in 5-7 days.
When you think about fermented vegetables, celery probably isn’t the first veggie to come to mind. Celery is one of those veggies we use to make chicken salad, or make homemade celery soup. It’s normally one of those things served next to a dish of wings at your favorite restaurant, or dipped with ranch dressing on a veggie platter.
When you have an abundance of celery, though, you tend to look for fun ways to use it – leading you to wonder if it makes a wonderful ferment.
I’m here to tell you that it does – because this ferment is absolutely amazing!
Fermented vegetables are a wonderful way to get healthy probiotics in your diet. Sneaking those fermented vegetables in your diet is not as hard as you may think. It’s actually quite simple!
This fermented celery takes just a few minutes to throw together and 5-7 days to ferment. Start by trimming your celery into stalks that will fit in a wide mouth pint canning jar. You want to leave an inch or so of headspace, so try to trim each stalk to equal height.
After you wash them off thoroughly, divide your cloves and pickling spice between each jar. Then stuff your celery upright in each jar making sure that they are as tight as possible (to prevent them from wiggling out!) If you have a floater, merely shove him back down in the jar so he doesn’t pop out.
Once you mix the brine, pour it over each jar, leaving an inch of headspace.
Place your fermenting lids on each jar, and then set them towards the rear of your countertop in a cool area. If you feel that your pantry would be a better place, then go for it.
I love to take a towel and fold it lengthwise, then place the jars on those before moving to my desired resting place for the 5-7 day ferment. The towel will catch any overflow over the course of the next few days so that the counter/pantry doesn’t get soaked with brine.
See more ferments:
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- Fermented Cabbage and Jalapeno Slaw
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