Traditional Korean Kimchi is a very spicy condiment made from Chinese cabbage. Here's a light, clean-tasting salad based on similar ingredients. It's easy to prepare and perfect for a picnic. Salting the vegetables not only helps with digestion - the salad keeps well when not refrigerated.
1 small Chinese cabbage (or other type of cabbage), finely sliced
½ cucumber, finely sliced
1 tsp sea salt
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 cm piece of fresh ginger, minced or grated
1 fresh red chilli, finely chopped
1 red capsicum, sliced
1 carrot, finely sliced or grated
2 Tbs cider vinegar
1) Place Chinese cabbage and cucumber in a bowl. Rub the sea salt into this mixture. Leave for 15 minutes while preparing other ingredients.
2) Drain and lightly squeeze the cabbage and cucumber.
3) Mix in the remaining ingredients.