Recipe courtesy of Wendy Lopez for Food Network Kitchen


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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 4 hr 15 min (includes marinating time)
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 8 servings
This spicy cabbage slaw is typically added as a topping for pupusas but it makes a great addition to any savory dish. Added bonus: the flavors of curtido deepen the longer you allow it to marinate, so leftovers get better by the day. 



  1. Bring 6 cups of water to a boil in a medium pot. Add the cabbage to a large colander in the sink and slowly pour the boiling water over it. Allow the cabbage to sit for a couple of minutes, then transfer to a large bowl. 
  2. Add the vinegar, oregano, carrots, jalapeno, red onion and 3/4 teaspoon salt to the bowl with the cabbage and toss well to combine. Cover and marinate, refrigerated, for at least 4 hours and up to overnight. Toss again right before serving.