Nopalitos (Cactus) Salad

Nopalitos (Cactus) Salad
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Recipe for Cactus Salad -- Nopalitos. This Latin style cactus salad makes great picnic or brown bag lunch fare for a change of pace.

Ingredients

  • Salad:
  • 1 jar (15 ounces) nopalitos (prickly pear cactus, see note above)
  • 2-3 Roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 medium sweet onion, diced
  • 1/2 bell pepper (green, yellow or red), diced
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1-2 serrano or jalepeño chiles (or to taste)
  • 1/4 cup crumbled Mexican queso cheese or feta cheese
  • Dressing:
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Mix all salad ingredients together. Whisk together dressing ingredients and pour over salad, toss well to coat. This salad can be made a few hours ahead of time and refrigerated until needed.

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