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Cactus Salad Recipe

Cactus Salad Recipe

50 Min(s) (incl. cooling)
10 Min(s) Prep
40 Min(s) Cook
Healthy Living
Try something different today with our Cactus Salad Recipe. The extra zing you taste in our Cactus Salad Recipe comes from chopped serrano chilies.
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8 servings
Original recipe yields 8 servings
8 medium cactus paddles, spines removed, cut into strips (about 6 cups)
2 plum tomatoes, seeded, chopped
1/2 cup chopped onions
1 serrano chile, seeded, chopped
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Let's Make It
1
Heat 1 Tbsp. dressing in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add 3 cups cactus strips; cook 4 min. or until crisp-tender, stirring occasionally. Remove to large bowl. Repeat with 1 Tbsp. of the remaining dressing and remaining cactus strips. Cool completely.
2
Add remaining dressing and all other remaining ingredients; mix lightly.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
Food Facts
Cactus can be purchased already cleaned (spines removed) and cut into strips. Look for it in the produce section of your local Mexican grocery store.
Tip 2
Make Ahead
Salad can be made ahead of time. Prepare as directed except do not add cheese. Refrigerate up to 8 hours. Toss with cheese just before serving.
Tip 3
Special Extra
Add 1/4 tsp. crushed dried Mexican oregano along with the tomatoes.
Tip 4
Nutrition Bonus
This flavorful salad is a great way to get more vegetables into your diet.
Nutrition
Calories
210
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g
5%
Saturated Fat 2g
10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 15mg
5%
Sodium 510mg
22%
Total Carbohydrates 33g
12%
Dietary Fibers 2g
7%
Sugars 3g
6%
Protein 11g
22%
Vitamin A
4%
Vitamin C
6%
Calcium
2%
Iron
4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
servings
Makes 8 servings, 1/2 cup each.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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