El Salvadorian Curtido

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READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Sommer Clary

Curtido is a kind of El Salvadorian cabbage slaw that is served with pupusas. Traditionally the cabbage and carrot are boiled down and pickled with vinegar and salt, but there are many variations of curtido these days. I like to make my version fresh and crunchy, as many modern variations of this dish are.

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  1. Divide the cabbage into 4 parts, core, and finely shred crosswise in about 1/4 - 1/2 inch strips. Add the shredded carrot, scallions, cilantro, vinegar and salt, and mix thoroughly. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1/2 hour, so that all of the flavors can marry.

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