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Grilled Cactus Salad

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8 servings

Grilled cactus paddles and feta give this salad a unique flavor combination sure to become a favorite.

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Make It

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  • Heat grill to medium heat.
  • Grill first 4 ingredients 8 to 12 min. or until cactus and onions are crisp-tender, turning occasionally and brushing cactus with 2 Tbsp. dressing for the last 2 min. (Some ingredients will cook faster than others. Transfer ingredients to cutting board as they finish cooking.) Cool 10 min.
  • Chop cactus into 3/4-inch pieces; place in large bowl. Chop tomatoes and onions into 1/2-inch pieces; mix with cactus. Discard stems and seeds from chiles; coarsely chop chiles. Add to cactus mixture; mix lightly.
  • Stir in remaining ingredients.

Food Facts

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

Make Ahead

Prepare salad as directed but do not add cheese. Refrigerate up to 8 hours. Toss with cheese just before serving.


  • 8 servings

Healthy Living

  • Generally Nutritious
  • Diabetes Center

Diabetes Center

  • Carb Choices: 0 Carb Choice

Diet Exchange

  • 1 Vegetable
  • 1/2 Fat

Nutrition Bonus

The cactus paddles and vegetables team up to create this colorful tasty salad that can help you eat right.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 8 servings
Calories 50
Total fat 3g
Saturated fat 1g
Cholesterol 5mg
Sodium 160mg
Carbohydrate 5g
Dietary fiber 2g
Sugars 2g
Protein 2g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 10 %DV
Vitamin C 10 %DV
Calcium 8 %DV
Iron 2 %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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