Curtido (El Salvadoran Cabbage Salad)

This salad is often served with pupusas. Plan ahead so that it can stand for two days before serving.

Curtido (El Salvadoran Cabbage Salad)

  • Servings: 4 to 6
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 6 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried oregano
  • Coarse salt
  • 1 to 2 jalapeno chiles, thinly sliced (optional)
  • 1/2 water


Mix the ingredients together and place in a large airtight container. Cover and let stand at room temperature for 2 days.

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