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    California Cactus Salad

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    23 mins

    15 mins

    8 mins

    Sharon123's Note:

    This is a Latin inspired recipe adapted from Cooking Light magazine. I sometimes can find cactus pads in Walmart.

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    1. 1
      Peel thorns from cactus pads with a vegetable peeler, leaving the green skin; cut cactus pads into thin strips.
    2. 2
      Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Add the cactus and garlic, saute 7-8 minutes or until cactus is tender. Combine the cactus mixture, beans and the next 7 ingredients(beans through tomatoes).
    3. 3
      Arrange 1 1/2 cups lettuce on each of 4 plates, top each with 1/2 cup cactus mixture, 1 1/2 tbls. cheese, and about 2 teaspoons sour cream. Enjoy!
    4. 4
      Yield: 4 servings.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 03, 2011


      10 Stars! Incredible! I used a whole 14.7 oz. jar of cactus strips (drained) which are now available in most grocery stores. Instead of lettuce, I used the new "angel hair" cabbage which seemed more Mexican. Besides that, there is absolutely no way to improve this fresh and spicy salad. It's a new favorite that I will be serving as the side dish whenever I make enchiladas, as well as on its own for a unique vegetarian lunch or dinner.

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    • on November 09, 2005


      Made for zaar tag. This was easy to make and low fat. The nopales were sticky in the middle which I was eerie about but it all turned out great!

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    Nutritional Facts for California Cactus Salad

    Serving Size: 1 (170 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 85.7
    Calories from Fat 29
    Total Fat 3.3 g
    Saturated Fat 1.2 g
    Cholesterol 4.6 mg
    Sodium 145.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 11.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.8 g
    Sugars 3.6 g
    Protein 3.6 g

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    cactus pieces

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