Spicy Cabbage Kimchi

Spicy Cabbage Kimchi Recipe and Video


Use this spicy homemade kimchi in stir-fries, on burgers, as a side dish, or in your favorite Korean dishes.


  • 2 heads napa cabbage
  • 1 ¼ cups sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 5 medium (4-1/8" long)s green onions, chopped
  • ½ small white onion, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 5 tablespoons Korean chile powder


  1. Cut the cabbages in half lengthwise and trim the ends. Rinse and cut into pieces about 2 inch square. Place the cabbage into large resealable bags and sprinkle salt on the leaves so they are evenly coated. Use your hands to rub the salt in to the leaves. Seal the bags and leave at room temperature for 6 hours.
  2. Rinse the salt from the cabbage leaves and then drain and squeeze out any excess liquid. Place the cabbage in a large container with a tight fitting lid. Stir in the fish sauce, green onions, white onion, garlic, sugar and ginger. Sprinkle the Korean chile powder over the mixture. Wear plastic gloves to protect your hands and rub the chile powder into the cabbage leaves until evenly coated. Seal the container and set in a cool dry place. Leave undisturbed for 4 days. Refrigerate before serving, and store in the refrigerator for up to 1 month (if it lasts that long!).

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Nutritional Information

Spicy Cabbage Kimchi

Servings Per Recipe: 56
Calories: 11.7
% Daily Value *
protein: 1 %
carbohydrates: 1 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 3 %
saturated fat:
vitamin a iu: 7 %
niacin equivalents: 3 %
vitamin b6: 8 %
vitamin c: 20 %
folate: 9 %
calcium: 4 %
iron: 126 %
magnesium: 13 %
potassium: 4 %
sodium: 77 %
thiamin: 2 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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