Recipe Sifter

X
  • Start Here
    • Course
    • Main Ingredient
    • Cuisine
    • Preparation
    • Occasion
    • Diet
    • Nutrition
1

Select () or exclude () categories to narrow your recipe search.

2

As you select categories, the number of matching recipes will update.

Make some selections to begin narrowing your results.
  • Calories
  • Amount per serving
    1. Total Fat
    2. Saturated Fat
    3. Polyunsat. Fat
    4. Monounsat. Fat
    5. Trans Fat
  • Cholesterol
  • Sodium
  • Potassium
  • Total Carbohydrates
    1. Dietary Fiber
    2. Sugars
  • Protein
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Vitamin E
  • Magnesium
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Find exactly what you're looking for with the web's most powerful recipe filtering tool.

    You are in: Home / Recipes / California Cactus Salad Recipe
    Lost? Site Map

    California Cactus Salad

    California Cactus Salad. Photo by FLKeysJen

    1/1 Photo of California Cactus Salad

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    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.

    • Save to Recipe Box

    • Add to Grocery List

    • Print

    • Email

    My Private Note

    Ingredients:

    Servings:

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    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

      55

      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.

      person found this review Helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
    • on November 09, 2005

      45

      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!

      person found this review Helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No

    Advertisement

    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
    34%
    Total Fat 3.3 g
    5%
    Saturated Fat 1.2 g
    6%
    Cholesterol 4.6 mg
    1%
    Sodium 145.7 mg
    6%
    Total Carbohydrate 11.9 g
    3%
    Dietary Fiber 3.8 g
    15%
    Sugars 3.6 g
    14%
    Protein 3.6 g
    7%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    cactus pieces

    queso fresco

    Ideas from Food.com

    “Everything

    Thanksgiving, Solved

    Every recipe, menu, tip and how-to is right here, at your service.

    Advertisement


    Over 475,000 Recipes

    Food.com Network of Sites