fbpx
Pikliz Recipe from Haiti

Pikliz is a spicy, tangy condiment made primarily from pickled cabbage, carrots, bell peppers, onions, and Scotch bonnet peppers, seasoned with vinegar and spices. It adds a burst of flavor to Haitian dishes, particularly fried foods like griot (fried pork) and fried plantains, yum!

Pikliz is often made in large batches and stored in jars, allowing it to be preserved for extended periods. Storing food is especially important for Haitians as they are often faced with food insecurity. We believe no child should go hungry. Our program in Haiti served over 10,000 meals to children in need last year. 

We hope you enjoy this delicious Haitian staple as much as we do and that it connects you in a deeper way with our extended Haitian family

Pikliz (Haiti)

Forward Edge International
Pikliz is typically used as a condiment on fried foods like griot (fried pork) and fried plantains, enhancing their taste and providing contrast with its acidity and heat. But honestly it's great on it's own as a summer side dish or when you need something crunchy with a bit of heat. Connect with our Haiti program by enjoying this recipe and learn how we're helping children in Haiti at www.forwardedge.org/haiti.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Course Side Dish
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cabbage
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 onion
  • 3 Scotch bonnet peppers or jalapeños
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 8 peppercorns
  • 1 cup white vinegar

Instructions
 

  • Cut the cabbage in half and using a shredder, shred one of the halves into a bowl.
  • Repeat the process for the carrots, onion, peppers, and garlic cloves.
  • Add the peppercorns, salt, and vinegar to the bowl. Mix all the ingredients thoroughly.
  • Transfer all the contents of the bowl including liquids into a large glass container and store in the refrigerator for at least 24 hours to allow the pickling process to complete.

Notes

Store in your refrigerator for up to three weeks.
Keyword condiment, crunchy, haiti, pikliz, slaw, spicey
easter

Lent and Lament

In the midst of Holy Week, we find ourselves in a unique season of self-isolation and deprivation that coincides with the religious tradition of Lent observed by many Christians. Lent is a time of preparation – a period of giving up or sacrificing something in preparation for something better that

Go to Blog »
help children

Free To Love

When you think of the word freedom, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind?  Free speech? Pickets and rallies? How about a soldier in uniform, fireworks, or even the American flag?  As Westerners, the idea of freedom often leads us to the rights of every individual. Because every

Go to Blog »
Carlota de limon

Carlota de Limón Recipe from Mexico

For many, carlota de limón is a nostalgic flavor of their childhood. We’re excited for this opportunity to share this recipe, which is near and dear to our Mexico program staff. In our Mexico children’s program, our two amazing cooks prepare meals 7 days a week for children. If you’ve

Go to Blog »
living on mission

5 Surefire Ways to Live Joyfully

“Don’t Worry – Be Happy.” It sounds cliché and is easier said than done. Especially when we’re in the midst of something we feel is robbing us of our joy.  Difficult times are an unfortunate part of life, but they are also opportunities for growth. Many of us believe, even if unconsciously, that our personal

Go to Blog »
Transform a Child's Life Through Sponsorship

Habari (hello), my name is Brian

  • location

    Kenya

  • 9 yrs. old

    09-16-2014

Entered the program: July 2021

Brian is the 2nd youngest of 7 children and lives with his mother and 6 his siblings in a rented wood house with a dirt floor and no electricity or running water. They fetch water from a neighbor’s borehole to boil for drinking. They use an out door latrine that is in poor condition.

Brian’s mother is a single parent after his father died. They used to live with his father’s family but eventually left that home due to a family disagreement. His mother works as a casual laborer to provide for her children.

Sponsorship Level What's this?

Three $38 sponsorships are needed to cover the complete holistic care of one child. Cover one, two, or three sponsorships.