Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

I've never eaten cactus before but this does not sound to bad.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pare off edges of cactus paddles and slice into ¼ inch strips.
  2. Bring water, salt, and scallions to a boil.
  3. Drop in cactus strips and bring to boiling.
  4. Reduce heat and simmer until tender.
  5. Drain and rinse.
  6. Combine vinegar, lime juice, oil, sun dried tomatoes, and oregano in separate bowl.
  7. Arrange cactus strips and sautéed onions on platter, pour vinegar mixture over salad, sprinkle cheese and chilies on top and serve.
Most Helpful

SO happy to have found this recipe. Sounds just like the cactus salad at my favorite Mexican restaurant. Like the idea of using scallions instead of white onions. Cactus is so yummy and low calorie!

Golden Honey Dog September 07, 2008