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Curtido (Pickled Cabbage, Onions, and Carrots)


Curtido is a must when serving Pupusas, Crispy Fried Yuca and Pork, or Empanadas. The sour-pickled flavor of the cabbage, onions, and carrots is a perfect complement to savory foods.

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  • 2 cups shredded green cabbage
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced onion
  • 4 cups white or apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole black peppercorns (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon dried chili flakes or 1 Serrano pepper, finely chopped (optional)


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Step 1

Using a large ceramic bowl or glass jar with a lid, combine and stir all the ingredients. Cover tightly with lid or plastic cling wrap; marinate overnight before serving. The Curtido can last up to 5 days in the refrigerator.

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