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How to Make Curtido de Repollo – Salvadoran Zesty Cabbage Slaw + Video

This super healthy recipe for How to Make Curtido de Repollo – Salvador Zesty Cabbage Slaw is an amazing dish, much favored by many Latino families, who include it at their meals, on most days.

How to Make Curtido de Repollo  - Zesty Cabbage Slaw - cookingwithkimberly.comOnce tasted, when I lived in Dallas, Texas and found it available at a local eatery, “Lillian Pupuseria,” I fell in love with it, and crave it when I haven’t had it for a while. I do try to keep it on hand in my refrigerator – it’s that good!

Curtido de Repollo (Salvadoran Zesty Cabbage Slaw):

We enjoy it as a side dish or as a topping on sandwiches, or as a tasty snack.

Type: Side Dish Recipe, Salad Recipe

Prep Time: 15 min
Marinate Time – 1 – 4 hrs
Yield – 4 – 6 servings

The ingredients & instructions are listed below the video for measurements & directions. Please enjoy this webisode of Cooking with Kimberly:



  1. Using a sharp knife, finely chop the cabbage, or you could use a food processor if you wish, but be sure not to grate the cabbage.
  2. Place shredded cabbage into a large bowl.
  3. Add shredded carrot to the bowl.
  4. Add in cilantro, vinegar, water, salt, cumin, oregano, cayenne pepper, chili flakes, cracked pepper, olive oil and brown sugar.
  5. Divafied Kitchen Salad Spoon & Fork - kturnaroundjewelry.infoToss with your hands or with two salad forks, making certain that all ingredients are thoroughly combined and the cabbage is coated with the vinegar, oil and spices.
  6. Allow dish to sit and marinate for at least 1 hour or up to 4 hours to allow it to marry all the flavors together and leach the juices out of the cabbage, to moisten the slaw.

Curtido de Repollo keeps well, covered tightly, in the refrigerator for several days. It makes a nice addition to a picnic meal or at a barbeque dinner.

This Curtido de Repollo is so tangy and delicious. This is slaw above and beyond the ordinary. I hope you try this zesty dish and share it with your family and friends.

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Author: Kimberly Turner

Kimberly Turner is the web-chef behind CookingWithKimberly.com.

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