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    Ensalada De Nopalitos (Cactus Salad) With Vegan Option

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    Cook Time:

    45 mins

    15 mins

    30 mins

    Annisette's Note:

    This is a delicious recipe using nopales, which are the paddles of the prickly pear cactus. You can use fresh, cooked nopales if you wish, but we just used jarred cactus. We made this for a dinner party and it was a hit! Cooking time is time spent allowing the cactus to absorb the flavors of the other ingredients. There is no actual cooking involved, unless you decide to cook your own fresh cactus. To save time, chop the veggies while you're waiting for the nopales to marinate.

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    TOPPING

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Drain the nopalitos and place in a bowl. Cut them into smaller strips, if you prefer.
    2. 2
      Add the white onion, cilantro, Mexican oregano, and lime juice to the nopalitos. Stir well. Set aside for 30 minutes to allow the flavors to mingle.
    3. 3
      While waiting, prepare the toppings.
    4. 4
      When the nopales mixture has sat for 30 minutes, spread the mixture in a 1.5 or 2 inch deep platter.
    5. 5
      Top with chopped tomatoes, cilantro, shredded cheese, onion, jalapeños, and avocado.
    6. 6
      Place the lettuce along the edges of the platter.
    7. 7
      Serve at room temperature.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 14, 2009

      55

      this was so good :) -- my partner does not like cactus, but she actually enjoyed this dish. the one thing that i did different was to combine everything in one huge bowl after the nopalitos had marinated. we used soy cheese, but I thought it was the best I have had in a long time -- thanks for sharing

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    Nutritional Facts for Ensalada De Nopalitos (Cactus Salad) With Vegan Option

    Serving Size: 1 (268 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 180.1
     
    Calories from Fat 94
    52%
    Total Fat 10.5 g
    16%
    Saturated Fat 1.5 g
    7%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 52.2 mg
    2%
    Total Carbohydrate 21.4 g
    7%
    Dietary Fiber 11.7 g
    46%
    Sugars 7.0 g
    28%
    Protein 5.7 g
    11%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    queso fresco

    canned chilies

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