Homemade silage - delicious, healthy, colorful - beetroot, red cauliflower

Pickled cauliflower - I didn't try it, didn't know the taste and somehow doubted that it could be tasty. Because of that, I took a long time to try to ferment it. Now I know it was a mistake!

One summer morning in a tiny and charming breakfast bar in Krakow * I tried pickled cauliflower in beetroot for the first time. I lost it... it was delicious, crunchy, and in a wonderful color. I came home and has been experimenting with pickling cauliflower in different versions since then. So far I like the cauliflower pickled according to this recipe the best.

INGREDIENTS for 2 1 l jars

  • 1 medium size cauliflower
  • 1 beetroot
  • 1 - 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 - 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Gochugar (hot pepper flakes used for kimchi) or a few peppercorns
  • piece of horseradish root - about 3 cm
  • brine - mix 1 liter of boiled water with 1 tablespoon of salt non-iodized stone
  • optional (to accelerate fermentation) - a few tablespoons of pickled cucumber juice or kimchi pickled juice


  1. Peel the beetroot, garlic and horseradish and cut into thin slices.
  2. We divide the cauliflower into florets.
  3. Arrange the cauliflower florets and beetroot slices in jars together with the garlic, horseradish, bay leaves and paprika flakes.
  4. Pour brine over it, optionally add pickled cucumber juice or kimchi.
  5. Close the jars and leave to ferment at room temperature for 4-5 days.
  6. For the first 2-3 days, open the jars once a day to degas the silage.
  7. The cauliflower is ready after 4-5 days and you can put the silage in the fridge. However, if you think that it is too weakly pickled, leave it at room temperature for longer.

Happy and cheers!

Dominika - Jarzynova, thank you again for breakfast together in the Morning Bird.

also check

Pickled cauliflower with turmeric and curry - homemade pickles


Pickled beetroot in kefir


Pickled fennel with gochugar and fenugreek


Sauerkraut with beetroots and spicy carrots



Moomu 2020-07-04 16:22:31

Mega! Już wysyłam Mamuśce może mi zrobi 🙈😹❣️


TajemniceSmaku 2020-07-14 17:24:32

Polecam, kalafior jest przepyszny, ostrzegam tylko przed zapachem 😉


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