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Fermented Daikon & Green Papaya


Prep Time: 20 mins 

Ferment Time: 7-10 days

Each Option Makes: 1 x 1 litre glass jar

Conscious Grounds Kitchen / May Ly

Fermented Daikon & Green Papaya

Suits: GF, DF, Nightshade free, Vegan.

Ingredients - Fermented Daikon:

Variation - Fermented Carrot Sticks:

Method - Fermented Daikon (or Carrot Sticks):

  • Sterilise a glass, flip top jar with boiling water and a splash of apple cider vinegar or white vinegar, rinse and allow to cool and dry
  • Make the brine by mixing the water and salt in a separate 2 lt measuring cup or jug
  • Peel the daikon (or carrot) and cut into sticks, ensuring they are at least 5 cm shorter than the height of the jar
  • Lay a glass jar on its side and layer in daikon (or carrot) sticks, be careful not to touch the inside of the jar too much to not transfer any unwanted bacteria
  • Sit the jar upright and pack in as many more daikon (or carrot) sticks as possible to prevent them from floating in the brine
  • Keep trying to fill as many gaps as possible
  • Pour the brine to cover the daikon (or carrot) by at least 1 cm, ensuring that there is at least 3 cm between the liquid and the lid of the jar
  • Close the lid, wait for at least 7 - 10 days
  • Keeps unopened for at least six months without refrigeration
  • Refrigerate once opened and only use clean utensils

Ingredients - Green Papaya:

Variation - Fermented Mustard Pickles:

Method - Fermented Green Papaya (or Mustard Pickles):

  • Wash and peel green papaya (or zucchini) and thinly slice using a mandolin or a food processor lengthways into ribbons
  • Sterilise a glass jar with boiling water and a splash of ACV, rinse and allow to cool and dry
  • Place into a bowl with all ingredients and combine well
  • Set aside for 30 minutes to allow papaya (or zucchini) to soften
  • Firmly pack papaya (or zucchini) and any juices into a glass jar
  • Close the jar and set aside away from sunlight
  • The ferment is ready after 7-10 days, store in the fridge after opening
  • Store unopened at room temperature for over a month

Santos Organics is proud to partner with Conscious Grounds Kitchen

This recipe was developed in collaboration with Conscious Grounds Kitchen expert team of chefs and nutritionists. Conscious Ground Organics is a certified organic farm and earth education centre in Byron Bay. Their philosophy is to bring compassion, love and healing through the food they grow, while the affiliated Conscious Ground Kitchen is dedicated to providing the most delicious, nutrient-rich food products for your home, because great nutrition is vital for a healthy lifestyle.