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.
Most Helpful

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.

Transylmania September 09, 2008