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Cactus Salad

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8 servings, 1/2 cup each

If you've never tried delish, green-bean-like cactus, you're in for a treat. We rounded out this salad with chopped serrano chiles for a little extra zing.

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  • Heat 1 Tbsp. dressing in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add 3 cups cactus strips; cook 4 min. or until crisp-tender, stirring occasionally. Remove to large bowl. Repeat with 1 Tbsp. of the remaining dressing and remaining cactus strips. Cool completely.
  • Add remaining dressing and all other remaining ingredients; mix lightly.

Food Facts

Cactus can be purchased already cleaned (spines removed) and cut into strips. Look for it in the produce section of your local Mexican grocery store.

Make Ahead

Salad can be made ahead of time. Prepare as directed except do not add cheese. Refrigerate up to 8 hours. Toss with cheese just before serving.

Special Extra

Add 1/4 tsp. crushed dried Mexican oregano along with the tomatoes.


  • 8 servings, 1/2 cup each

Healthy Living

  • Good source of calcium
  • Generally Nutritious
  • Diabetes Center

Diabetes Center

  • Carb Choices: 0 Carb Choice

Diet Exchange

  • 1 Vegetable
  • 1 Fat

Nutrition Bonus

This flavorful salad is a good source of calcium from the cactus.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 8 servings, 1/2 cup each
Calories 80
Total fat 5g
Saturated fat 2g
Cholesterol 10mg
Sodium 250mg
Carbohydrate 5g
Dietary fiber 2g
Sugars 3g
Protein 4g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 15 %DV
Vitamin C 10 %DV
Calcium 15 %DV
Iron 4 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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