Haitian Pikliz

The Haitian pikliz recipe is a mix of vegetables cut using the julienne method (shredded in long thin strips) spiced up with hot Caribbean peppers that is usually eaten with bananes pesées, griot and other fried meats.


  • Cabbage
  • Carrot
  • Shallots
  • Onion
  • Habanero pepper
  • Vinegar
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Mason Jar


  1. Cut the vegetables using the julienne method and mix them.
  2. Add the sliced hot peppers.
  3. Put the mixture in the previously washed and dried mason jar.
  4. Add some vinegar, salt and pepper.
  5. Allow the mixture to macerate during a few hours or days before serving with the dish of your choice.

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  • Yummy is correct! Nothing works better with fritay than a good spicy pikliz. Mm mmm good!

  • Hello Annick j’ai deux questions : ça se conserve jusqu’à combien de temps ? je suppose que si on veut le conserver il le couvrir totalement de vinaigre ?

  • TashaD

    Yummy! I love pikliz. This is a great recipe. Not many people like the taste of vinegar so a more natural substitute that taste even better would be sour orange juice (sold in Goya bottle if you reside in the US) and lemon juice, Or just the good ol’ Haiti Zoranj su lakay! I personally love to blend my lemon juice, salt, peper, and other seasonings like maggie, with a little vinegar, and a whole onion, and pour the mix on my cabbage and carrots. I also heat up a little castor oil or vegetable oil and pour the hot mix on the cabbage just to break it down (pou kraze chou a). of course with the natural ingredients added you would need to refrigerate the pikliz. Enjoy!

    • admin

      TashaD love love your feedback! it is true that natural ingredients are so much better! There is another pikliz my grandma used to make with sour oranges, I will share that one soon. Thanks for sharing, especially for pointing US residents to the right product.

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