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Curtido (Salvadoran Spicy Cabbage Slaw)

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 4 -6 servings


  • 1 small head green cabbage, sliced very thinly or grated
  • 4 carrots, grated
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced and cut about 1" long
  • 2 fresh jalapeño peppers, diced and seeded (omit for AIP), or 1 to 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp fine Himalayan salt
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • ½ cup filtered water
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar


  • In a large, nonreactive bowl, combine all the ingredients and stir well. Depending on how large your cabbage is, you may need to add a bit more vinegar and water.
  • Place it in the fridge for 15 minutes before serving. The flavors will continue to develop as it sits. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 to 4 days.