My mom gave me a Princess House glass container for Christmas and I absolutely adore it. It’s perfect for using at home in the over, in the freezer and for pot lucks! I decided that the first dish that I’m going to share is a Mexican cactus salad. It’s absolutely delicious, refreshing and goes great on corn tortillas with some queso fresco.
I love that this cactus salad is so easy to make, and you really don’t need to measure out any ingredients either. You can make it extra spicy by adding more jalapeños, or not spicy at all by omitting them. Either way, it’ll taste delicious.
Cactus Salad (Ensalada de Nopales) Recipe
- Garlic Cloves
- Cut cactus into bite-sized pieces
- Rinse cactus under cold water
- Add to sauce pan and add salt and garlic cloves
- Cook under low heat until cactus turn a darker green
- Remove from heat and rinse well under very cold water.
- Drain and rinse again if needed. There should be no gelatinous sap.
- Add chopped tomatoes, cilantro, jalapeños and onions to taste
- Chill for up to 24 hours before serving if desired, or serve immediately.
This Mexican cactus salad is great alone, or topped with some queso fresco and avocado. You can serve it on a tostada or corn tortilla for an easy meal.
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