- 2 Beetsmedium organic
- 3 cups Waterfiltered
- 1 heaping tbsp Sea saltor Himalayan salt
- 1 tbsp Pickling spicessuch as fennel seed, coriander seed, dill seed, peppercorns, celery seeds, caraway etc
Fermented Beet Kvass
This Beet Kvass is a delicious Ukrainian probiotic drink. It is made simply with beets, sea salt and water. Beet Kvass contains healthy probiotics and can help boost immunity. This probiotic drink tastes slightly sweet, yet salty and tangy at the same time. It takes just 10 minutes to prepare but you will need to allow 2 weeks for fermentation. When making this, use filtered water as tap water may inhibit fermentation due to the chlorine and do not use iodized salt as this will inhibit fermentation too.
To make this, simply dice or slice beets and add them to a large jar. Add any optional extras you like and top up with brine. Leave to ferment for 2 weeks or longer if you prefer a stronger kvass. Refrigerate and strain when you wish to drink.
To make this version of Beet Kvass, you will need the following ingredients:
Steps to make Fermented Beet Kvass
Slice or dice beets
Place beets in jars
Top up with brine
Cover and store
Check the mixture every 3-4 days until after around 2 weeks you will notice some slight bubbling when you tap the jar. To get the beet kvass to become even more bubbly and effervescent, tighten the lid, burping daily (or twice a day) for a few days. Leave for two weeks longer if you like a stronger, tangier flavor.