Authentic Salvadoran Curtido

Authentic Salvadoran Curtido

Curtido is a traditional Salvadoran fermented cabbage slaw that is often served with pupusas. Here's an authentic recipe for you:

Ingredients:

1 head green cabbage, finely shredded
1/2 onion, thinly sliced
1 carrot, grated
2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons kosher salt
2 cups warm water
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine the cabbage, onion, carrot, jalapeño peppers, and garlic.
  2. In a separate small bowl, dissolve the salt in the warm water.
  3. Pour the salt water over the cabbage mixture and stir until well combined.
  4. Cover the bowl with a clean kitchen towel or cheesecloth and let it sit at room temperature for 2-3 days, or until the cabbage is fermented to your liking. Stir the mixture once or twice a day.
  5. After 2-3 days, add the apple cider vinegar and mix well.
  6. Taste and adjust the seasoning as needed.
  7. Transfer the curtido to a clean jar or container and store it in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
  8. Enjoy your Curtido as a side dish or topping for your pupusas or other traditional Salvadoran dishes.
  9. Please note that fermenting time may vary based on the temperature and humidity of your kitchen, and you should keep an eye on the fermentation process.