Spicy Celery Sweet Onion salad/lacto-fermentation

Since Memorial holiday this year, I felt not much desire to cook near my stove in a 3-digit steaming weather. On the other side, farmer’s market are packed with lots of nice-looking vegetables. Why not making large batch of fresh salad which easily turn to lacto-fermentation in a day or two later.


  1. 2 lb sweet onion
  2. 2 lb celery
  3. 1 carrot
  4. 4 garlic cloves
  5. 2 Tsp hot pepper flake
  6. 1 1/2 Tsp salt
  7. 1-2 Tsp fish sauce, (or soy sauce)
  8. 2 tsp sugar


  1. Clean all vegetable really well and slice celery and sweet onion. Add salt and sugar and mix them well by hands. Set aside for 1 hour, turn at 30 min point.

  2. Julianne carrots, mince garlic. In a small mixing bowl, transfer carrots, garlic into this bowl. Add hot pepper flakes, fish sauce or soy sauce. If you want to eat it immediately, add 1 Tsp fish sauce, later add the remaining 1 Tsp for fermentation. Keep the left over at room temperature for 8 -12 hours before transfer to fridge.

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