Super-quick kimchi

July 13, 2014 (Last Updated: January 11, 2019)

Vegetable kimchi can be served as a main course for vegetarians or as an accompaniment to a meaty dish,
like the pork belly pictured here.

Super-quick kimchi

Serves: Makes 1 – 1½ cups
Total Time: 15 mins + 3 hrs to marinate


  • 1 small white cabbage, shredded
  • 15ml (1 tbsp) Maldon Sea Salt
  • 60ml (¼ cup) rice vinegar
  • 15ml (1 tbsp) sugar
  • 45ml (3 tbsp) hot chilli paste
  • 4cm fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 garlic clove, grated
  • 3 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • juice of 1 lime



Combine the cabbage, salt, rice vinegar, sugar, chilli paste, ginger, garlic, spring onions and lime juice in a large bowl.


Mix well, cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.


Place on the table and serve with grilled meats.


This pickle gets spicier the longer it sits.


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