Rainbow Sauerkraut

Red Cabbage Sauerkraut

Author: Stephanie Kay

Made with red cabbage and fresh apples, this red cabbage sauerkraut recipe is sweet and salty.

  • Author: Stephanie Kay
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 10 servings 1x
  • Category: Sides
  • Method: By Hand
  • Cuisine: American



  1. In a bowl, toss shredded cabbage with sea salt.
  2. Use your hands to “massage” cabbage mixture for several minutes until it releases its juices and starts to soften.
  3. Add apples and carrots to cabbage and mix together thoroughly.
  4. Add cabbage mixture to a wide-mouth jar and press down with hand or mallet until juices come to the top of the mixture.
  5. The top of the cabbage should be at least 1 inch below the top of the jar and submerged in its juices.
  6. Close the jar tightly and keep at room temperature for at least 3 days before transferring to a cold storage.
  7. You can begin tasting your mixture after 2 days, but it improves with age.