Nopales Salad

Course : Salads
Serves: 4
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Ingredients:

2 1/4 pounds Nopales (cactus pads)
1 medium Onion -- halved
4 cups water
2 Tablespoons salt
2 large tomatoes -- chopped
1 large onion -- chopped
4 medium green chiles -serrano or jalapeno - chopped
 

Preparation / Directions:

Prepare the cactus pads as described in the preparation section above. Once you have removed the needles, nodules and thoroughly washed the pads, chop into bite-size pieces. Place the chopped Nopales into a pan with the 4 cups of water, halved onion and salt. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 30-45 minutes or until tender. Drain Nopales and combine with remaining ingredients. Taste and adjust seasoning, adding more salt if necessary. This dish gets better if you let is sit a few hours in the refrigerator before serving.

 

Nutritional Information:

135 Calories (kcal); 1g Total Fat; (6% calories from fat); 5g Protein; 30g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 12847mg Sodium


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