Southwestern Cactus Salad


A delicious spicy salad, made from tender cactus, tomatoes, onions, jalapenos, cilantro, and lemons. This is hot and spicy, so beware!

Prep Time:
1 hr 5 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 5 mins
8 servings


  • 1 (16 ounce) jar nopales - drained, rinsed, and dried

  • 2 cups chopped tomatoes

  • ½ cup diced onion

  • 5 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced

  • ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves

  • 2 lemons

  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt (Optional)


  1. 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. Sprinkle with garlic salt (if you'd like) and serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

30 Calories
0g Fat
8g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 30
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 131mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 40mg 198%
Calcium 119mg 9%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 376mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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