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Spicy lacto fermented carrot sticks

Spicy Lacto-Fermented Carrot Sticks

Easy recipe for spicy fermented carrots sticks. These carrot sticks make a healthy snack! 

Course Snack
Keyword carrots
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author TheWildGut.com


  • glass jar
  • Approximately 1.5 lbs carrots
  • 1 jalapeño
  • 2 cups filtered water
  • 1 1/2 tsp sea salt


  1. Dissolve the sea salt in the filtered water and set aside
  2. Peel, trim and cut carrots into sticks
  3. Trim jalapeño and cut into discs
  4. Turn jar on its side and add half of the jalapeño
  5. Stack carrot sticks until jar is about half full
  6. Add the rest of the jalapeño
  7. Continue stacking sticks until you absolutely can't fit another one in
  8. Turn the jar right side up and cover everything with the salt water
  9. Cap the jar and let sit on the counter for 2-3 days
  10. Once you see bubbles and notice the water turning slightly cloudy, transfer to the door of your refrigerator
  11. Let sit for 10-14 days and then enjoy
  12. Once opened, keep on a shelf your refrigerator to slow additional fermentation