Fermented Cucumber Tomato Salad
You can add more fresh tomatoes (that are not fermented) to stretch the dish to feed more people. Super yummy, so the more tomatoes the merrier!
Servings: 1 quart
- 1/4 package Cutting Edge Cultures – or you can use 1/2 cup kefir whey
- 3 medium tomatoes – halved lengthwise, and thinly sliced
- 1/4 red onion – peeled, halved lengthwise, and thinly sliced
- 1 cucumber – halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
- 2 teaspoons Celtic Sea Salt
- 1/4 teaspoon coarse ground pepper
- 1/4 cup parsley – fresh, finely chopped
- 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
- If using the starter culture, stir together the culture and water. Let the mixture sit while you prepare the ingredients—around 10 minutes. If using kefir whey, add it when the recipe calls for culture.
- Place the tomatoes, onion, cucumbers, salt, and pepper in a large bowl and toss to combine.
- Add the mixture to a one-quart glass jar that can be securely sealed.
- Add the Cutting Edge Culture or kefir whey and cover with water, leaving an inch or two at the top.
- Seal the container and let it sit on your kitchen counter, out of direct sunlight, for 2 days. After 2 days, place the container in the refrigerator.
- When ready to serve, scoop tomatoes and cucumber mixture into a bowl. Toss with parsley and drizzle with olive oil. Serve immediately.
Storage note: This can be kept in a covered airtight jar in the refrigerator for up to three weeks.