We discovered this recipe on New Year's Day, when we had just gotten home from a week visiting family. We were very tired of fatty, greasy foods (and eating in general, frankly), but knew we needed a healthy dinner. We came home to a sad carrot and cabbage in the bottom of our fridge, and transformed them into this salad! It was such a refreshing delight.
In German, sauerkraut means "sour cabbage." It's an easy introduction to lacto-fermentation.