Spicy Haitian Cabbage Slaw (Pikliz)

Pikliz sauce
PiklizMatt Taylor-Gross

The key to great pikliz, a spicy slaw made with cabbage and other vegetables, is time. The longer the sturdy, crunchy vegetables soak up the vinegar and citrus, the better. Serve it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner on everything from eggs to steak.

Pikliz
A simple, versatile condiment with crunch from cabbage and as much heat as you'd like from habaneros or Scotch bonnet peppers.
Yield: makes about 10 cups
Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 12 cup fresh lime juice
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 habaneros, minced
  • 1 green bell pepper, stemmed, seeded, and thinly sliced
  • 1 large carrot, coarsely grated
  • 1 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 12 head cabbage, thinly sliced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients and season with salt and pepper. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.