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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 94.7
  • Total Fat: 0.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 6.0 mg
  • Sodium: 258.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 13.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.4 g
  • Protein: 6.1 g

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Cactus Salsa (Nopalitos)

Submitted by: ABB698
Cactus Salsa (Nopalitos)

Introduction

A delicious salsa, made from tender cactus, tomatoes, onions, cilantro, Jalepeno Jack cheese and lemon juice. A fresh Pico de Gallo salsa with cactus and cheese. Great for BBQ's, tailgating, parties, poolside.... Spice up your salsa! A delicious salsa, made from tender cactus, tomatoes, onions, cilantro, Jalepeno Jack cheese and lemon juice. A fresh Pico de Gallo salsa with cactus and cheese. Great for BBQ's, tailgating, parties, poolside.... Spice up your salsa!
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1 (16 ounce) jar nopales - drained, rinsed, diced and dried -OR-
    1 lb. fresh, pre-cut & de-thorned sliced nopalitos (Cactus leaves)
    2 cups chopped tomatoes
    1/2 cup diced onion
    1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
    4 oz. finely shredded Fat Free Jalepeno Jack cheese
    2 lemons (juice of)

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Directions

Rinse cactus very well and drain. This is an important step, otherwise cactus is slimy. OR Boil fresh cactus slices in water for 5 minutes. Simmer in reduced heat water for 10-15 minutes until cactus is semi-tender. Rinse well and drain. Dice cactus strips. In a medium size-mixing bowl, combine cactus, tomatoes, onions, jalapenos and cilantro. Squeeze the juice from both lemons over the mixture. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour for flavors to meld. Fold in shredded cheese and serve.

Makes 4 1-cup servings

Serve with tortilla chips, pita chips or eat as is with a spoon!

Itís also great on steak or chicken tacos, and with scrambled eggs.

Note: I buy fresh cactus at my Farmerís Market, and they also carry it in the fresh produce section of my Target.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ABB698.






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