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Vegetarian Kimchi Recipe

vegetarian kimchi recipe

As a vegetarian, finding delicious and flavorful recipes can be a bit challenging. That's why I've decided to share my favorite vegetarian kimchi recipe with you. Not only is it packed with flavor, but it's also super easy to make. Whether you're a seasoned cook or just starting out, this recipe is sure to impress.

Recipes Information

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Recipe Category: Side Dish
  • Recipe Cuisine: Korean
  • Aggregate Rating: 4.9/5


  • 1 head of Chinese cabbage
  • 1/2 cup of sea salt
  • 1/2 cup of Korean chili powder
  • 1/4 cup of minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup of minced ginger
  • 2 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 bunch of green onions, chopped
  • 1 large carrot, julienned


  1. Cut the Chinese cabbage into quarters lengthwise and remove the core. Cut each quarter into bite-size pieces.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the Chinese cabbage with the sea salt. Let it sit for about 2 hours, until the cabbage has wilted.
  3. Rinse the cabbage thoroughly with cold water and drain.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together the Korean chili powder, minced garlic, minced ginger, soy sauce, and sugar.
  5. Add the green onions and julienned carrots to the bowl with the cabbage.
  6. Pour the chili powder mixture over the vegetables and mix well to combine.
  7. Transfer the mixture to a large jar or container and press down firmly to pack the vegetables tightly.
  8. Cover the jar or container with a lid, and let it sit at room temperature for 1-2 days.
  9. Once the kimchi has fermented and developed a sour taste, transfer it to the refrigerator to slow down the fermentation process.

Nutritions Table

Nutrient Amount per Serving
Calories 46
Total Fat 0.6g
Sodium 3221mg
Total Carbohydrates 10.1g
Dietary Fiber 3.1g
Protein 2.2g

Recipes FAQ

  • Q: Can I use regular chili powder instead of Korean chili powder?
  • A: No, Korean chili powder is essential to the flavor of kimchi. It has a unique smoky and slightly sweet flavor that can't be replicated with regular chili powder.
  • Q: How long does the kimchi last in the fridge?
  • A: The kimchi can last for several months in the fridge, but the flavor will continue to develop over time.
  • Q: Can I make this recipe vegan?
  • A: Yes, simply omit the soy sauce or use a vegan version.

Recipes Tips

If you're new to making kimchi, start with a small batch to get the hang of the fermentation process.

Don't be afraid to add more or less chili powder depending on your spice preference.

Kimchi is a great way to add flavor and probiotics to your meals. Enjoy it as a side dish or add it to sandwiches, soups, or stir-fries.