Cactus “Nopalito” Salad

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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6

Can’t seem to find a good vegetarian recipe? Never fear, the “Nopalito” is here! Our cactus salad, with it’s firm consistency can withstand even the most intense of dressings — so you don’t have to worry about any soggy salads here! Just add a splash of Naranja Agria Vinaigrette and you’re ready to take on any summertime celebration.

Ingredients

  • 2 small tomatoes, diced
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 2 cups La Preferida Tender Cactus (Nopalitos)
  • 1 ½ cup La Preferida Chick Peas, drained and rinsed 
  • 1 ½ cup broccoli, blanched
  • ½ cup feta cheese
  • ¼ cup cilantro
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. black pepper

Ingredients: Naranja Agria Vinaigrette

  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 cup La Preferida Olive Oil
  • ¼ cup La Preferida Naranja Agria Marinade
  • 1 Tbsp. mustard

Method

Drain and rinse the cactus under cool water.

In a large bowl, combine and toss cactus, onion, tomatoes, cilantro, broccoli, chick peas, and feta cheese, seasoning with salt and pepper — to taste. Allow to sit for flavors to combine. 

In a blender, prepare vinaigrette by combining naranja agria marinade, olive oil, garlic, and mustard. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Pour over salad and let sit for a few minutes to enhance flavor. 

Tip from the Chef

Blanching 101: Boil 4 cups of water with 2 Tbsp. of salt. Add broccoli (or other vegetable) and boil for 1 minute. Using a colander drain water and rinse broccoli under cold water for 2 minutes.

Nutritional Info

Calories
470 per serving
Fat
41 g
Sodium
1120 mg
Carbs
21 g
Protein
8 g
*Nutritional information refers to the lowest servings size, and reflects the entire recipe and not just products and ingredients used.

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