The recipe Cactus Salsa (Nopalitos)

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Cactus Salsa (Nopalitos) recipe is a Mexican Side Dish meal that takes 20 minutes to make. If you enjoy Mexican for Side Dish, you will like Cactus Salsa (Nopalitos)!

Cactus Salsa (Nopalitos)

Cactus Salsa (Nopalitos) Recipe
Cactus Salsa (Nopalitos)

A delicious salsa, made from tender cactus, tomatoes, onions, cilantro, Jalepeno Jack cheese and lemon juice. A fresh Pico de Gallo salsa with cactus and cheese. Great for BBQ's, tailgating, parties, poolside.... Spice up your salsa!

Cactus Salsa (Nopalitos)

What Course Is Cactus Salsa (Nopalitos)?

Cactus Salsa (Nopalitos) is for Side Dish.

How Long Does Cactus Salsa (Nopalitos) Recipe Take To Prepare?

Cactus Salsa (Nopalitos) takes 10 minutes to prepare.

How Long Does Cactus Salsa (Nopalitos) Recipe Take To Cook?

Cactus Salsa (Nopalitos) takes 20 minutes to cook.

How Many Servings Does Cactus Salsa (Nopalitos) Recipe Make?

Cactus Salsa (Nopalitos) makes 4 servings.

What Are The Ingredients For Cactus Salsa (Nopalitos) Recipe?

The ingredients for Cactus Salsa (Nopalitos) are:

1 (16 ounce) jar nopales - drained, rinsed, diced and dried -OR-
1 lb. fresh, pre-cut & de-thorned sliced nopalitos (Cactus leaves)
2 cups chopped tomatoes
1/2 cup diced onion
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
4 oz. finely shredded Fat Free Jalepeno Jack cheese
2 lemons (juice of)

How Do I Make Cactus Salsa (Nopalitos)?

Here is how you make Cactus Salsa (Nopalitos):

Rinse cactus very well and drain. This is an important step, otherwise cactus is slimy. OR Boil fresh cactus slices in water for 5 minutes. Simmer in reduced heat water for 10-15 minutes until cactus is semi-tender. Rinse well and drain. Dice cactus strips. In a medium size-mixing bowl, combine cactus, tomatoes, onions, jalapenos and cilantro. Squeeze the juice from both lemons over the mixture. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour for flavors to meld. Fold in shredded cheese and serve.Makes 4 1-cup servingsServe with tortilla chips, pita chips or eat as is with a spoon!It?s also great on steak or chicken tacos, and with scrambled eggs.Note: I buy fresh cactus at my Farmer?s Market, and they also carry it in the fresh produce section of my Target. Number of Servings: 4Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ABB698.

What's The Nutritional Info For Cactus Salsa (Nopalitos)?

The nutritional information for Cactus Salsa (Nopalitos) is:

  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 94.7
  • Total Fat: 0.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 6.0 mg
  • Sodium: 258.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 13.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.4 g
  • Protein: 6.1 g

What Type Of Cuisine Is Cactus Salsa (Nopalitos)?

Cactus Salsa (Nopalitos) is Mexican cuisine.

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