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Dilly Beans

This is finger food. Kids and adults alike love dilly beans. You get lots of fiber in green beans which helps feed your microbes — prebiotics!. They also act as an easy source for acquiring vitamins like vitamin A, C, K, B6, and folic acid. They ferment fast, last for months in your fridge, and they are super easy to make.
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snacks
Servings: 1 quart



  • 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.
  • Add the green beans, garlic, dill seed, salt, and pepper to a quart jar.
  • 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 3 days. After 3 days, place the in the refrigerator.


Storage note: This kraut can be kept in a covered airtight jar in the refrigerator for up to nine months.