Pickled Slaw (Pikliz)

Haitian Spicy Slaw Pikliz
  • Servings : 20
  • Prep Time : 20m
  • Ready In : 20m

The Pikliz is spicy crunchy salad typically served as a side dish at Haitian meals. Flavor vinegar from pikliz is often used in marinades or to give dishes a spicy-sour punch.


  • 1 Cabbage
  • 2 Carrots (Peeled)
  • 1 Onion
  • 3 Scotch Bonnet Peppers
  • 4 Garlic cloves
  • 2 teaspoon(s) Salt
  • 8 Pepper Corns


Step 1

Cut the cabbage in half and using a shredder, shred one of the halves into a bowl.

Step 2

Repeat the process for the carrots, onion, peppers, and garlic cloves.

Step 3

Add the peppercorns, salt, and vinegar to the bowl.

Step 4

Mix all the ingredients thoroughly.

Step 5

Transfer all the contents of the bowl including liquids into a large glass container and store in the refrigerator for 24 hours to allow the pickling process to complete.

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  1. posted by Elda on September 12, 2014

    I need a pikliz recipe. I found yours, but you fail to mention exactly how much vinegar and what kind. I have tried another pikliz recipe and this was a major problem. Please help my haitian boyfriend really misses this.

  2. posted by Kathy on September 12, 2014

    No vinegar is listed in the ingredients. What kind? How much?

    • posted by HaitianCooking on September 16, 2014

      About a cup white vinegar or enough to fill the jar you will be using.


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