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.

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...

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...