Salvadoran Pickled Cabbage (Encurtido Salvadoreno)

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Salvadoran Pickled Cabbage (Encurtido Salvadoreno)


Fermented foods have probiotic benefits, making it easier for your body to absorb nutrients. Eat this pickled cabbage as is or use as a topping.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes


1 medium head cabbage, chopped
2 small carrots, grated
1 small onion, sliced
Red pepper to taste
1⁄2 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1⁄4 cup vinegar
1⁄2 cup water


  1. Blanch the chopped cabbage in boiling water for 1 minute. Discard the water.
  2. Place the cabbage in a large bowl and add the carrots, onion, red pepper, oregano, olive oil, salt, brown sugar, vinegar and water. Place in refrigerator for at least 2 hours before serving.