Ensalada de Nopalitos (Cactus Salad)

Ensalada de Nopalitos (Cactus Salad)

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 146.0
  • Total Fat: 9.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 7.5 mg
  • Sodium: 215.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 14.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 7.0 g
  • Protein: 5.4 g

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Number of Servings: 4


    I N G R E D I E N T S
    3 cups cooked nopales (nopalitos)
    3 tablespoons chopped white onion
    1/2 cup chopped cilantro
    1/2 teaspoons dried Mexican oregano
    2 tablespoons fresh lime juice or vinegar
    T O P P I N G
    3 tomatoes, sliced
    1/3 cup chopped cilantro
    1/3 cup crumbled queso fresco or añejo or Monterey jack cheese
    1/3 cup purple onion rings
    3 canned chilies jalapeños en escabeche, cut into quarters lengthwise
    1 avocado, peeled and sliced (optional) romaine lettuce for the side of the serving platter


Mix the nopalitos with the next four ingredients and set aside to season for 30 minutes. Stir well and adjust seasoning.
Spread the nopalitos over the platter about 1 1/2 inches deep. Decorate with the tomatoes slices and top with cilantro, cheese, onion rings, chile strips, and slices of avocado (if used).
Overlap the romaine leaves around the edges of the platter and serve at room temperature.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MSDESERTRODENT.

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  • I was introduced to cactus salad about 7 months ago and really love it. I have a Hispanic friend that makes it for me all the time. - 10/28/09

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