Curtido (El Salvadoran Cabbage Salad)

Curtido (El Salvadoran Cabbage Salad)

Jenny 69

"Curtido is a salad made out of cabbage and served with El Salvadoran pupusas. Stuff cooked pupusas with the curtido for a delicious treat!"


45 m servings 50 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 50 kcal
  • 3%
  • Fat:
  • 0.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 11.3g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 2.3 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 47 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Combine the cabbage and carrot in a large bowl and pour the boiling water over the mixture. Allow the mixture to steep for 5 minutes; drain well. Return the cabbage and carrots to the bowl. Mix in the green onion, vinegar, 1/2 cup of water, and oregano. Toss until all ingredients are combined. Chill for 20 minutes before serving.
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  1. 23 Ratings


The recipe is fine, but the description is not accurate. Curtido does not go inside of pupusas. It's served on the side after the pupusas are cooked. One should open the pupusa to expose the che...

A excellent recipe I love curtido so yummy with the papusa's. I did use Mexican Oregano as it gives a much stronger flavor that is just my preferance. This also made a wonderful stuffing for my...

I agree with T.L. Curtido doesn't go inside the pupusas. It is served on the side. I like to cut up the pupusa and have some of the curtido (and tomato sauce) with each bite of the pupusa. Most ...

I skipped the oregano and added a minced jalapeno. The kids didn't touch it but that just left more for me. Have been eating the leftovers on bean burritos and think I can say this is my favor...

I made this specifically for Pupusas. Alone, I am not a big fan but, pair it with pupusas and it is awesome. I followed the directions as written (here is the but...) but, doubled the recipe. ...

This was delicious, my only comment is that if you are using Mexican oregano, I recommend you cut it down to one (1) teaspoon, as two teaspoons was absolutely too much. Half an hour later, I ca...

This was excellent with fish tacos but it makes me wish we had a place around here to get pupusas. I don't know how to make them and I have a feeling it's one of those things that looks easier t...

Deliciously simple! I love this recipe, but I always add a fresh pureed tomato, too, right before tossing together all the ingredients. It adds another layer of flavor that I just can't do witho...

Pretty good recipe, I add less vinegar for personal taste and add a pinch of salt and pepper. I put this slaw on top of flat crunchy tortillas with mince meat, a slice of boiled egg and grated ...