Curtido (Spanish pronunciation: [kuɾˈtiðo]) is a type of lightly fermented cabbage relish. It is typical in Salvadoran cuisine and that of other Central American countries, and is usually made with cabbage, onions, carrots, oregano, and sometimes lime juice; it resembles sauerkraut, kimchi, or tart coleslaw. It is commonly served alongside pupusas,[1] the national delicacy.

Curtido (jar on left) for pupusas, in a pupusa stand in Olocuilta, El Salvador
Place of originEl Salvador
Main ingredientsCabbage, onions, carrots

Fellow Central American country Belize has a similar recipe called "curtido" by its Spanish speakers; however, it is a spicy, fermented relish made with onions, habaneros, and vinegar. It is used to top salbutes, garnaches, and other common dishes in Belizean cuisine.

Curtido, in this example, is made with onions, chillies and carrots. This is in a pupusería in Olocuilta, El Salvador

See also

  • Encurtido – a pickled vegetable appetizer, side dish and condiment in the Mesoamerican region
  • List of cabbage dishes
  • List of fermented foods
  • Vigorón
  •  Food portal


  1. Bain, Jennifer and Filson, Jon (September 18, 2002). "Pupusa festival leads to Venezuelan arepas". Torontohello Star.
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