Curtido (Salvadorean Pickled Coleslaw)
This is a condiment served with almost any meal in El Salvador, goes great with tamales and pupusas!
- 1 head cabbage (shredded finely)
- 1 white onion (slice in half then slivered in 1/4 inch slices)
- 1 large carrot (grated)
- 4 red chilies (grated)
- 1 tablespoon oregano
- 1/2 cup vinegar
- 3 cups boiling water
- 1 1/2 tablespoons salt (or more depending on taste)
Mix cabbage, carrots and chiles in a large bowl.
Pour salt evenly over the mixture.
Gently pour boiling water over mixture and allow to cool to room temperature, about 1 hour.
Pour vinager over mixture and add oregano. Carefully mix every thing together and add more salt if neccessary.
Note: I always allow the completed curtido to sit overnight before serving.