Curtido (Tested)

Serves     Makes about 4 cups


Curtido is a vinegared cabbage slaw that is always served with pupusas. You’ll need to make the curtido at least one day ahead of time, so plan ahead. It can last for a month in the refrigerator.


4 cups thinly sliced green cabbage

1 cup shredded carrot

½ cup thinly sliced onion

¾ cup apple cider vinegar

½ cup water

1 tsp. Mexican oregano

½ jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced

2 tsp. kosher salt

1 tsp. sugar


Combine all ingredients in a bowl, mix well, and squeeze with your hands to start to break down the cabbage. Put the cabbage in a jar and press it down so that the liquid comes to the top. It will be ready to use the next day.

El Salvador

Notes and Instructions

Recipe and photo credit: Linda McElroy