Pupusas and Coleslaw

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 40 min Total Time 50 mins
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


Pupusas are a famous traditional dish from El Salvador! Depending on your stuffing, you can have all of the food groups in a single serving! Depending on your liking, you can make your filling with beans, jalapenos, or even loroco (an edible flower)



  1. For the dough, combine corn flour with warm water. Mix with a spoon until it thickens and proceed to knead with your hands until smooth dough forms. Cover the dough and let it rest for 5 minutes.

  2. To prepare the stuffing, grate the zucchini and mix it with the grated cheese. Mix well and let it rest for a few minutes.

  3. Once dough is ready, grab a small portion and flatten to shape into a disc. Add stuffing and then close into a half moon shape. Seal the ends. Gently pat the dough to flatten and take circular shape. Dip hands into olive oil mixture as needed.

  4. When the pupusa takes form, cook it in a pan over medium heat and turn each side every 4-5 minutes until ready.

  5. Coleslaw

    Whisk together water, vinegar, salt, oregano, and pepper in a large bowl. Add cabbage and carrot.  toss to combine and coat evenly. Refrigerate for 30 mins

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size

Servings 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 267kcal
Calories from Fat kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9.3g15%
Saturated Fat 5.3g27%
Trans Fat g
Cholesterol 24mg8%
Sodium 307mg13%
Potassium mg
Total Carbohydrate 33g11%
Dietary Fiber 5g20%
Sugars g
Protein 14g29%

Vitamin A IU
Vitamin C 20 mg
Calcium 272 mg
Iron 1.4 mg
Vitamin D 5.8 IU
Vitamin E IU
Vitamin K mcg
Thiamin mg
Riboflavin mg
Niacin 0.88 mg
Vitamin B6 mg
Folate 21 mcg
Vitamin B12 mcg
Biotin mcg
Pantothenic Acid mg
Phosphorus mg
Iodine g
Magnesium mmol
Zinc mcg
Selenium mg
Copper mg
Manganese mg
Chromium mcg
Molybdenum mg
Chloride mmol

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


Average cost of recipe per serving: $0.81

Note: The costs are an estimated calculation and are subject to variation depending on the time of year and your location.

Adapted from:  quericavida.com

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Keywords: Corn flour , Mozzarella cheese , Zucchini , Olive oil , Cabbage , Carrot , Oregano

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