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Haitian pikliz in two clear jars with pikliz on a plate in the background with spicy copper on a gray board

Pickled Cabbage Recipe

A Haitian's favorite condiment when it comes to fried foods. Aside from fried foods, Haitian Pikliz is served with other dishes such as red beans and rice, fish, and poultry.
Course Sides
Cuisine Haitian, International
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 36 People
Calories 215kcal


  • 1 bag Tri-color coleslaw mix 1 lb.
  • 6 Habanero Peppers or Scotch Bonnet Peppers. Chopped. Wear gloves when handling hot peppers
  • Juice From 1 Lemon
  • 2 Tsp. Kosher Salt
  • 2 Cups Distilled White Vinegar
  • 2 Tsp. Lemon Pepper Seasoning


  • Place all of the ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well until well combined.
    Pikliz mixture in white plate on gray background with pepper on the side
  • Place in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to two hours before serving.
    Haitian pikliz in two clear jars with pikliz on a plate in the background with spicy copper on a gray board



(This post was first published on July 5, 2018. The content and pictures have been updated)
****** When handling the hot peppers, it is highly recommended you wear gloves to protect your hands (and face or eyes if touched afterwards) from burning, as the peppers are extremely hot/spicy. 
Lemon Pepper is not a common ingredient in Haitian Pikliz, however it is used in this recipe as it enhances the flavor in this side dish.
After a few days, the cabbage and carrots will soften slightly but retain their crunch which will add texture to any meal.
This bright pikliz is the ideal for any time of the year and is perfect for backyard parties, and beach parties, and family functions. 
Pikliz usually last up to 6 months in the refrigerator in an airtight container. Just add vinegar as the liquid lowers.
Using a mason jar is also great for storing pikliz as well.
**** Calories are estimated per serving. 


Serving: 36People | Calories: 215kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 7g | Sodium: 2999mg | Potassium: 1230mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 7950IU | Vitamin C: 503.3mg | Calcium: 230mg | Iron: 2.5mg