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Cactus Salad Recipe

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Makes 8 servings, 1/2 cup each.

Try something different today with our Cactus Salad Recipe. The extra zing you taste in our Cactus Salad Recipe comes from chopped serrano chilies.

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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.

Special Equipment Needed

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.


  • Makes 8 servings, 1/2 cup each.

Healthy Living

  • Good source of calcium
  • Generally Nutritious
  • Diabetes Center

Nutrition Bonus

This flavorful salad is a great way to get more vegetables into your diet.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size Makes 8 servings, 1/2 cup each.
Calories 210
Total fat 4g
Saturated fat 2g
Cholesterol 15mg
Sodium 510mg
Carbohydrate 33g
Dietary fiber 2g
Sugars 3g
Protein 11g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 6 %DV
Vitamin C 6 %DV
Calcium 2 %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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