Making your own pickles and other ferments is easier than you think. Fermented foods not only enliven your dinner table but also provide healthful microbes known as probiotics. In addition, the carrots in this recipe supply beta carotene, while the parsnips contain vitamins C and K.
3 cups water
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup cider vinegar
6 whole cloves
6 allspice berries
1–2 small dried red chiles
1 bay leaf
2 tsp yellow mustard seed
1 tsp ground turmeric
1 tsp ground ginger
4 tsp salt
2 medium parsnips, peeled, cored and cut into sticks 2” long and 1/4” thick
2 large carrots, peeled and cut into sticks 2” long and 1/4” thick
1 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced
1–2 fresh jalapeños, thinly sliced
Source: reprinted with permission from Roots: The Complete Guide to the Underground Superfood (Sterling) by Stephanie Pedersen.
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