Nopales Mexican Cactus Salad

Ensalada de Nopales is a Mexican salad made with boiled cactus paddles and mixed with chopped tomato, onion, cilantro, and jalapeno.

Eating cactus can have some good health benefits like regulating blood sugar and it's high in antioxidants.

Ingredients for Mexican Cactus Salad

Cactus, Tomatoes, Cilantro and Jalapenos

You can buy prepared diced cactus, 'nopalitos'. But they will need to be boiled and rinsed thoroughly.

This salad is great to make the day before since it can keep in the refrigerator. So perfect for meal prep or parties.

Serve ensalada de nopales with grilled meat on on tostadas for a healthy meal.

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