Fermented Fennel Relish

An adaptation of “Fennelimoncello”, a recipe created by Stewart Golomb, owner and of the Oregon-based fermented pickle company MoonBrine Pickles, you will be able to enjoy this in 5–7 days.
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Prepare ingredients. You can either layer the ingredients in the Mason jar or mix them in a bowl before adding to the jar, adding the water last.

Store your finished dishes in the refrigerator. They will continue to ferment, but the process will be much slower.


  • 1 large sterilized Mason jar
  • 1 tablespoon whole black peppercorns
  • 1 medium-sized carrot, diced into ¼-inch rounds
  • 1–2 whole small fennel chopped into 1-inch slivers (Your choice to include or remove fronds—I like to include them!)
  • 1–2 small onions (equivalent to the total volume of the fennel bulb)
  • 1–2 garlic cloves, finely diced
  • 1 celery rib, cut into ¼-inch strips
  • Juice from 1–2 lemons
  • Filtered water
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