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
- 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.