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Easy Green Cabbage Kimchi Recipe

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Green cabbage kimchi is a great solution to replace your traditional cabbage kimchi. The crunchy sweetness of regular green cabbage makes a truly delicious kimchi.
Cuisine Korean
Diet Gluten Free, Low Lactose
Keyword green cabbage, green cabbage kimchi, kimchi, Korean anchovy sauce, Korean chili flakes
Prep Time 30 mins
Soaking time 2 hrs
Servings 24
Author Holly Ford



  • Cut and dice the cabbage into 1-1/2 inch pieces. Try to separate the cabbage layers. Rinse them well and place them in a large mixing bowl. Sprinkle sea salt over and toss well. Let them sit for 2 hour turning once or twice during the time.
  • Rinse the cabbage once and drain well. Set aside.
  • In a blender, combine garlic, ginger, anchovy sauce, cooked rice, and the 6 tablespoons of water. Puree them until very smooth.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine Korean chili flakes, shrimp sauce, sugar, and the rice puree. Mix well. Add the cabbage and the green onion. Toss well to incorporate the seasoning to the cabbage.
  • Transfer the kimchi into an airtight container. Pour 1/2 to 1 cup of water into a mixing bowl and swirl around the collect the seasoning paste reside inside the bowl. Pour it back to the kimchi.
  • Cover the kimchi with the lid and let it sit on a counter for 1 day and then, store in the refrigerator for 3-4 more days for better fermentation.


*Instead of cooked rice, you can use the same amount of plain mashed potato.