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Marcella Arguello’s Lazy Woman Quick Curtido

Get lazy. Get tasty. And just keep pickling.
Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Salvadoran
Servings 4


  • 1 bag packaged coleslaw
  • distilled white vinegar
  • water
  • a pinch dried Mexican oregano
  • 2 bay leaves
  • a pinch of salt
  • a pinch of sugar if desired


  • Place the coleslaw 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 pickle-y enough — only you will know! — eat it.
  • Enjoy with all things Salvadoran, and also everything else.