This is a condiment served with almost any meal in El Salvador. It goes great with tamales and pupusas!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
additional:
9 hrs
total:
9 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix cabbage, onion, carrot, and chile peppers together in a large bowl. Sprinkle salt evenly on top. Cover with boiling water. Cool to room temperature, about 1 hour.

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  • Pour vinegar over cabbage mixture; add oregano. Mix together carefully.

  • Cover and refrigerate until flavors combine, 8 hours to overnight.

Nutrition Facts

34 calories; protein 1.6g; carbohydrates 7.8g; fat 0.2g; sodium 1074.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
06/09/2017
I was unable to find the fresh chile's but did find them dried. The dried ones didn't have a lot of heat to them after they were reconstituted so I ended up adding crushed red pepper flakes. This was a good recipe but next time I will use apple cider vinegar instead. This was super easy though and one that can be customized to suit your tastes. Oh and use Mexican oregano if you have it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/08/2017
I was unable to find the fresh chile's but did find them dried. The dried ones didn't have a lot of heat to them after they were reconstituted so I ended up adding crushed red pepper flakes. This was a good recipe but next time I will use apple cider vinegar instead. This was super easy though and one that can be customized to suit your tastes. Oh and use Mexican oregano if you have it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2019
I used red peper flakes and it was a bit too hot so I added 1 tbl of sugar. DELICIOUS!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/02/2020
This is an easy recipe, tastes good. This recipe can be adapted, which I did, instead of cabbage I used precut superfood from my local supermarket. Will make this a regular condiment in fridge. Read More
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