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Ensalada de Nopales (Mexican Cactus Salad)

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"Tender nopalitos salad with a kick. Perfect as a side dish for mole."
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30 m servings 335
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate.
  2. Brush both sides of nopales with 1 tablespoon oil and season with salt and pepper. Place on the hot grill and cook, turning halfway through, until tender, 7 to 9 minutes. Remove from grill and let cool until safe to handle. Slice nopales into 1/2-inch strips.
  3. Layer tomatoes, serrano chiles, and onion on a serving plate. Place grilled nopales on top; drizzle with lime juice and remaining 2 tablespoons oil. Sprinkle cilantro and oregano on top. Add cotija cheese.
  4. Slice each avocado half while still in the skin; use a spoon to gently scoop sliced avocado onto the salad in a fan shape. Top with sesame seeds and additional salt and pepper.


  • Cook's Note:
  • You will need about 1 pound of nopales for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 335 calories; 29.5 17.4 5.5 7 844 Full nutrition

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