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Haitian pikliz

Total Time
48 hr 15 min
15 min
Pikliz, or Haitian pickled cabbage, is a flavor-packed condiment, made with lots of shredded vegetables, warm spices, and a bit of heat brought to you by the Caribbean's favorite chili, the scotch bonnet. The pikliz is a wonderful fat-free topping to add and help brighten up stewed meats, or served as a relish alongside grilled fish. It makes a terrific topping for just about any kind of taco.


Uncooked green cabbage

2 cup(s), thinly sliced (about 1⁄4 head)

Uncooked red onion(s)

1 cup(s), chopped, halved and thinly sliced

Green pepper(s)

1 medium, ribs and seeds removed, sliced into thin strips

Shredded carrot(s)

½ cup(s)

Uncooked scallion(s)

4 medium, sliced

Fresh lime(s)

2 item(s), juiced (about 3 tbsp)

Packed brown sugar

1 Tbsp

Scotch bonnet

2 pepper(s), chiles (add 2 for extra-spicy), seeded and thinly sliced

Garlic clove

2 clove(s), chopped


1 tsp, black; about 10 whole peppercorns

Whole allspice

5 item(s)

Whole cloves

4 item(s)

Kosher salt

1 pinch(es)

Black pepper

1 pinch(es), coarsely ground

Distilled white vinegar

1¾ cup(s)


  1. In large bowl, combine all ingredients except vinegar and pack into 32-oz jar with lid. Pour vinegar over vegetables to cover. Push down vegetables to submerge. Cover jar and refrigerate for at least 2 days and up to 2 weeks.
  2. Serving size: 1/4 cup