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Nopales (Cactus) Salad

Nopales (Cactus) Salad
Number of Servings: 6 Total Preparation Time: less than 15 minutes
Actual Cooking Time: 15 to 30 minutes Source: Monica Montes for Dairy Council of California
Main Ingredient: Vegetables
Meal Type: Salads & Dressings
Nutrition Content: Good Source of Calcium, Good Source of Fiber
Origin: Mexican & Spanish
Special Features: Kids Love It, Kids Can Help Make It , Make Ahead


4 cups diced Nopales, cooked until tender and rinsed under cold water
2 medium chopped red Tomatoes
1 chopped white Onion
3 tablespoons chopped Cilantro leaves
1 Serrano chile chopped

3 tablespoons canola Oil
4 teaspoons white Vinegar
1 Lime juiced
1/2 teaspoon dried Oregano
1/8 teaspoon Salt
1/8 teaspoon Pepper


1. Place nopales in a salad bowl.
2. Add tomatoes, onions, chile and cilantro.
3. In second bowl, whisk together olive oil, white wine vinegar, oregano, lime juice, salt and pepper
4. Pour dressing over nopales mixture and toss to blend well.
5. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours.

Nutrient Information
Calories: 95
Total Fat: 7 g
Saturated Fat:
Polyunsaturated Fat:
Monounsaturated Fat:
Sodium: 63 mg
Carbohydrates: 7 g
Protein: 2 g
Fiber: 3 g
Vitamin A:
Vitamin C:
Calcium: 170 mg

Cook's Notes: