How to prepare cabbage tanning for pupusas

Pupusas have formed part of the Salvadoran cuisine since time immemorial, due to its delicious taste and low cost of preparation. However, we have to emphasize that despite the fact that their preparation cost is low, also requires some skills so they have a unique taste, and precisely one of the things that accentuate her taste are the ingredients that accompany him when it comes to taste them, these are tanning and tomato sauce.

How to prepare cabbage tanning for pupusas

This time we will know the preparation of cabbage for pupusas curtido, some people also tend to call it pickle for pupusas, whichever of the two names is valid.

We’ll first list the ingredients that are necessary for its preparation:

  • 1 medium cabbage (in some parts known as cabbage)
  • 1 onion
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 Green Chile (sweet or spicy, as you want the taste of tanning)
  • 1 cup of vinegar


Once the ingredients listed above, which are all essential have, it is the preparation of the pickled cabbage to pupusas. The first step is to chop the cabbage into small pieces in a bowl where then should add water boiling, which gives a distinct color.

Drain the cabbage and now proceed to add the other ingredients finely chopped or sliced, such as onion, carrot, and green chile (also can use chilli if desired), some people also used to add dried oregano or a few teaspoons of olive oil, which is optional.

Finally to the mixture of cabbage and other ingredients added vinegar and salt to taste and let stand in a container for at least one hour before serving, so that its flavor accent.

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