Fermented Rainbow Chard Sticks

These fermented rainbow chard sticks are a great addition to any salad or platter.

Not to mention a great way to use up the stalks that usually end up on the compost!

It is a quick and easy recipe and the beauty of it is that you can include ferments into meals without anyone really knowing.  Always a win with children!

Fermented Rainbow Chard Sticks

Rainbow Chard Sticks


  • 2 TBS of  whey or another starter culture such as beet kvass or whey
  • 1 large bunch of rainbow chard
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1/2 tsp of coriander seeds.


  1. Remove leaves from the chard
  2. Add the chard stalks, salt and coriander to a 800ml jar.
  3. Add whey or other starter culture and fill the remaining of the jar with filtered water, leaving some headspace.
  4. Seal the jar and let sit on the bench for 3 days.
  5. Remove to cold storage and start consuming. May last up to 9 months.