What’s up, everyone? Bernie Molina here, author of Herencia Cookbook, full of authentic SalviMex recipes with a modern twist. Today, I want to talk all about curtido. This is a classic dish in Salvadoran cuisine. I am so excited to get into it. So, let’s get started!
When I was pregnant, I took a nutrition class so I could learn how to properly nourish myself and my growing bebecito. My instructor and I discussed curtido, because it was one of my (many) cravings. Seriously. I could not get enough of it! Besides enjoying it the traditional way with pupusas, I put it on hotdogs, salads, and even in tacos dorados! I know. I know. That last one is so SalviMex of me.
Yes, curtido is delicious. But, did you know that it is also really good for you? It has probiotics which are great for gut health. Additionally, one cup has about 4 grams of fiber. Therefore, this is Finally, since the main ingredient is cabbage, curtido is a great source of vitamin K. It is also a great source of vitamin C! Combined with carrots, onion, oregano, and optional chiles, this veggie-packed side dish is the perfect way to add more vegetables to your diet… in a flavorful way! What’s not to love?
Do you like curtido? Want to learn how to make it? I’ll be demonstrating a recipe right out of my cookbook in my next free virtual cooking class, with North Gate Market. You can register here. You can also register on my website under classes.
To sum up, do you like curtido? If so, how do you like to enjoy it? Let me know in the comments. Meanwhile, if you liked this post, then check out the blog and my book for authentic SalviMex recipes with a modern (and sometimes healthy) twist.