Southwestern Cactus Salad

Southwestern Cactus Salad

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"A delicious spicy salad, made from tender cactus, tomatoes, onions, jalapenos, cilantro, and lemons. This is hot and spicy, so beware!"

Ingredients

1 h 5 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 30 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 30 kcal
  • 2%
  • Fat:
  • 0.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 8.2g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 1.7 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 131 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a medium size mixing bowl, combine cactus, tomatoes, onions, jalapenos and cilantro. Squeeze the juice from both lemons over the mixture. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Sprinkle with garlic salt (if you'd like) and serve.
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You might want to drain and rinse the cactus before adding it to the mix, otherwise it has a very slimy affect.

I grew up with "Nopalitos" and as another reviewer stated it important to DRAIN off & RINSE the slime. In my family we use canned sliced jalapenos and sprinkled the juice over the nopalitos t...

My family has been making this salad for years. My father doesnt like cilantro, and others not a fan of raw onions, so both are placed on the side if someone wishes to add them in. However, we...