Marcella Arguello’s Lazy Woman Quick Curtido

By Team Mash-Up

Let it pickle.

A busy woman still needs her curtido. So does the lazy woman! Salvadoran-Nicaraguan-Lebanese American Mash-Up comedian Marcella Arguello shares the curtido she always has in her fridge. Make sure to listen to Marcella’s episode of Mash-Ups To Know, and you can say you knew her when. And subscribe!

Marcella Arguello’s Lazy Woman Quick Curtido Just keep pickling.

From which magical things come.


1 bag packaged cole slaw

distilled white vinegar


a pinch dried Mexican oregano

2 bay leaves

a pinch of salt

a pinch of sugar, if desired


Place the cole slaw mix, herbs, salt and sugar to a large jar or Tupperware and mix to combine. Cover with distilled white vinegar and water, in a two-to-one ratio of vinegar to water. Give it another stir and let it sit and pickle. Then keep it pickling. When it’s pickly enough — only you will know!— eat it.

Enjoy with all things Salvadoran, and also everything else.