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    Cactus Paddle Salad (Nopales Salad)

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    50 mins

    30 mins

    20 mins

    Chef Kate's Note:

    If you can't get fresh nopales, you can substitute a 12 - 15 ounce jar of the cactus pieces, drained. If you can't find Mexican queso fresco, you can substitue feta cheese--but the feta may be saltier than the queso so adjust your seasoning.

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Heat 6 inches of water and 1/2 teaspoon of the salt to a boil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat.
    2. 2
      Add the cactus and boil, uncovered, until tender, about 20 minutes.
    3. 3
      Drain the cactus and transfer it to a large bowl.
    4. 4
      Add tomato, onion and cilantro; set aside.
    5. 5
      Whisk together the oil, vinegar, oregano and salt; pour over the vegetables and toss.
    6. 6
      Line a platter with lettuce leaves; top with salad; sprinkle with cheese; garnish with jalapenos and radish slices.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 11, 2007

      55

      This was really good and the first time I prepared fresh nopales. The balsamic gave this a sweet contrast to the salty cotijo. Nice textures and this would make a great side dish to your next carne asada!

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    Nutritional Facts for Cactus Paddle Salad (Nopales Salad)

    Serving Size: 1 (157 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 119.7
     
    Calories from Fat 94
    79%
    Total Fat 10.5 g
    16%
    Saturated Fat 1.4 g
    7%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 414.3 mg
    17%
    Total Carbohydrate 6.3 g
    2%
    Dietary Fiber 2.4 g
    9%
    Sugars 3.0 g
    12%
    Protein 1.4 g
    2%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    nopales

    queso fresco

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