Healthy Recipes

Curtido (Cabbage) Salvadoreño
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Servings: 8
Ingredients and Preparation
Ingredients Measures
Medium head cabbage, chopped 1
Small carrots, grated 2
Small onion, sliced 1
Dried red pepper (optional) ½ teaspoon
Oregano ½ teaspoon
Olive oil 1 teaspoon
Salt 1 teaspoon
Brown sugar 1 teaspoon
Vinegar ½ cup
Water ½ cup

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

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 cup
Calories 41
Total Fat 1 g
Saturated Fat less than 1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 293 mg
Potassium 325 mg
Total Carbohydrate 7 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Protein 2 g
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