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Vegetarian Kimchi

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars
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"This is a great authentic Korean dish: unlike in some kimchi, the sugar is from natural sources like persimmon and cucumber. It has a great flavor and just enough spice."
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Ingredients

3 d 2 h 25 m servings 6
Original recipe yields 30 servings (3 1-quart jars)

Directions

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  1. Rinse cabbage well. Put the cabbage in a bowl and sprinkle liberally with salt, tossing to mix. Set aside for 1 hour.
  2. Mix more salt into the cabbage and set aside for another hour. Wash and drain the cabbage. Combine the garlic, ginger, and onion in a blender with the water. Blend on high speed until smooth.
  3. Stir together the rinsed drained cabbage, garlic-ginger mixture, minced green onions, cayenne pepper, persimmon, radish, and cucumber and mix well. Transfer the mixture into airtight containers, and refrigerate for 3 days before serving.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • You may use a small apple instead of (or in addition to) the persimmon, if you prefer. You may omit the cucumber, if desired.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 6 calories; 0 1.5 0.3 0 2 Full nutrition

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I serve as chef-in-residence at our annual church retreats. Served this kimchi at this year's event -- and it was a hit! Our international congregation has many Korean members and they were th...

Most helpful critical review

Born & raised in Seoul, and having tried many varieties of kimchi in my 39 years, I found this recipe very hard to call "Authentic Korean" as 1. Cayenne pepper isn't native to Korea so its not u...

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I serve as chef-in-residence at our annual church retreats. Served this kimchi at this year's event -- and it was a hit! Our international congregation has many Korean members and they were th...

I have never had "authentic" kimchi so I can't rate the recipe that way, but this recipe is delicious. It was a hit with my family and guests. I have made it twice, once a veggie version and o...

Born & raised in Seoul, and having tried many varieties of kimchi in my 39 years, I found this recipe very hard to call "Authentic Korean" as 1. Cayenne pepper isn't native to Korea so its not u...

Very good. I used 2 tsp of cayenne, and that seemed to be about right for us. This was my first time making kimchi, and I will probably experiment with other recipes, but I liked this.

This recipe is good. I loved the fact that it was so healthy. I just was not impressed enough to make it again in the future.