Superfruit Kimchi Recipe | Fermented Foods - Clean Eating Magazine

Superfruit Kimchi

Health benefit: This recipe is bursting with antioxidant-rich 
fruits like pomegranate, red grapes and goji berries. Plus, pineapple, cilantro and mint have all been studied for their digestive and 
anti-inflammatory benefits that help you beat the bloat.
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Superfruit Kimchi

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  • 1 1-qt jarServings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups 
baby bok choy, chopped
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pineapple
  • 1 cup diced Asian pear
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1/2 cup red grapes
  • 1/2 cup dried goji berries
  • 1/2 cup raw unsalted cashews
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, minced
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint, minced
  • 1/4 cup toasted sesame seeds
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 2 tbsp minced jalapeño
  • 1 tbsp reduced-sodium tamari
  • 1 tsp peeled and grated ginger
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 
clove garlic, crushed

BRINE

  • 2 tbsp sea salt
  • 4 cups filtered water

Preparation

  1. 1 1-qt wide-mouth glass jar with lid, sterilized
  2. 1 small glass jar with lid (4 oz or 8 oz), sterilized (NOTE: Jar should be narrow enough to fit inside rim of 1-qt jar.)
  3. Prepare brine: In a large bowl, dissolve salt in water.
  4. To bowl with brine, add bok choy. Place a large plate on top to keep bok choy submerged. Set aside at room temperature for 4 to 8 hours.
  5. Add remaining ingredients to a large bowl. Drain bok choy and add to bowl, using hands to gently combine. The salt will begin to pull water out and pineapple will release juice. Once you have approximately ½ cup liquid at bottom of bowl, transfer to a 1-qt jar.
  6. Using your hands or a tamper, gently press mixture down to release liquid and remove air pockets, until mixture is submerged, leaving 2 to 3 inches headspace between kimchi and jar rim.
  7. Place a follower, such as a cabbage leaf, silicone mat or sterilized ceramic weight, on top of kimchi mixture to keep pieces submerged under the liquid while kimchi ferments.
  8. Fill a small jar with water and seal tightly with lid. Place small jar inside 1-qt jar on top of follower to keep mixture submerged. Place in a shallow bowl or baking sheet to catch any overflow and cover with a clean tea towel.
  9. Let ferment for 2 to 3 days in a cool place away from direct sunlight, checking daily to make sure kimchi is still submerged and pressing down on weight to release more liquid as needed. Fruit kimchi should taste mildly tangy once it’s fermented but not strongly alcoholic. Once fermented, remove weight and follower. Seal tightly with a lid and refrigerate for up to 3 weeks.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1/4 cup
  • Calories: 65
  • Carbohydrate Content: 9 g
  • Fat Content: 3 g
  • Fiber Content: 2 g
  • Protein Content: 2 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 0.5 g
  • Sodium Content: 300 mg
  • Sugar Content: 5 g