Last Updated on May 20, 2020 by Chef Mireille
Curtido – Pickled Cabbage Salad is the perfect accompaniment to almost any Latin meal – Great to top off your tacos, arepas and enchiladas!
Curtido can be a great addition to Mexican Night, Taco Tuesday or your Cinco de Mayo Feast. Check out this awesome collection of more Mexican Recipes to complete your Mexican Menu.
Many countries have a version of a pickled cabbage salad like Haitian Pikliz and many Eastern European countries. It just adds a little tang to whatever you are eating. You can make it as spicy or not as you like – just add more chiles!!!
This style of Curtido is made in Mexico, El Salvador, Nicaragua and many countries of both South and Central America.
Here are some Latin dishes that you can top with this Curtido.
South American Recipes
- Pumpkin Arepas
- Quinoa Arepas
- Fish Tacos
- Chayote Blue Corn Tacos
- Chiles Rellenos – Stuffed Poblanos
- Vegetarian Enchiladas
This is a great option if you want a complete Vegetarian South American meal with Cheese Stuffed Arepas, Beans and Curtido!
Even just with some rice and beans, this pickled salad adds so much flavor!
You can switch up the quantities of red and white cabbage as well as white to red wine vinegar as desired. You can use all white vinegar if that’s all you have. You can also add some thinly sliced onions if you like.
It will last for many weeks. Just store in glass jars in the refrigerator.
Curtido – Pickled Cabbage Salad
- 2 cups grated red cabbage
- 3 cups grated white cabbage
- 1 cup grated carrot
- 2 finely chopped jalapenos
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- ½ teaspoon sugar
- 2 cups red wine vinegar
- 1 cup white vinegar
- 2 cups boiling water
- Combine cabbages, carrots, jalapeno, salt, pepper, oregano and sugar. Toss to combine.
- Add vinegar and place in a shallow bowl. Mix well.
- Add boiling water and leave to rest in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.
That is a wonderful salad with cabbage. So colourful and easy to make. Cabbage is used only as a poriyal ingredient here. So need to try this..
yes it makes a great garnish on almost anything!
Looks fantastic. My husband loves the pickled cabbage and I tried once which tasted awful. Maybe next time around I shall use this recipe.
well it’s not the kind of salad you eat on its own – too vinegary – but more of as a garnish it adds the right amount of tang when it is consumed with other foods.
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I have tried pickled cabbages once at home and totally loved it as side for my sandwich! This sounds more flavorful and a treat for vinegar lovers!
yes it’s great to include in sandwiches
Thats a colourful pickled cabbage salad and that platter looks prefect to finish a meal happily.. Love the crunchiness of pickled cabbages very much.
yep it’s a great garnish to any meal
Cabbage is one of my favorite veggie and we make dry veg curry or cook it with dal. This pickle looks so attractive with that beautiful color!
thank you – yes the red cabbage is great for giving off pretty colors
We have never tried making cabbage salad at home. Yours is making me to give it a try. It looks colorful and love your presentation.
thank you yep it’s a great addition to any meal
That crunch, that flavor, the that color….Oh MY! So tempting Mir. Great recipe and I wold love to top it on anything and everything I eat.
yes – it adds a great tang to almost any plate of food
Wonderful color of cabbage salad and tang in it can lift up the taste of any dish with which it is served
yep it can add extra flavor to any plate of food
Love the colour of that salad, looks so refreshing! I love the cabbage as sauteed vegetable, I am sure this salad makes it a great option to have!..
cabbage gets such a bad rap – but it is such a versatile veggie!
Such a colorful salad with cabbage. Love the tangy and delicious flavor in there.
yes it’s tangy great to put over any meal!
This looks fantastic, we have recently developed this taste of pickled vegetables and I would love to give this a try.
yes they are great in sandwiches and as a garnish for almost any food
can imagine the lovely crunch and delicious taste of pickled cabbage. Looks so vibrant and love the clicks Mir, very pretty, i would love to have them in my sandwiches for that extra kick!!!
absolutely perfect for an addition to sandwiches