Curtido (Salvadorean Pickled Coleslaw)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 2 mins

This is a condiment served with almost any meal in El Salvador, goes great with tamales and pupusas!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix cabbage, carrots and chiles in a large bowl.
  2. Pour salt evenly over the mixture.
  3. Gently pour boiling water over mixture and allow to cool to room temperature, about 1 hour.
  4. Pour vinager over mixture and add oregano. Carefully mix every thing together and add more salt if neccessary.
  5. Note: I always allow the completed curtido to sit overnight before serving.
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Made this to go with my pupusas last weekend. It was good that we just ate the leftovers as a snack and side dish. Soooo good.