Nopal (Cactus) Salad

Sandra B.


We love this salad. It's very different but also very delicious.I hope you like it too.


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10 Min
15 Min
Stove Top


  • 3
    cactus leaves
  • 3
    eggs, hard boiled2
  • 2 Tbsp
    sweet relish or 2 pickles,chopped
  • 1 can(s)
    sweet peas
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/4 c
    mayonnaise, light
  • 1 Tbsp
  • pinch
    salt and pepper
  • 2
    green onions,chopped

How to Make Nopal (Cactus) Salad


  1. Clean the needles from the cactus leaves (or you can buy them already cleaned off).Cut in 1 inch stripes and boil for 10 minutes.
  2. Pour to one bowl.Add the peas (drained and rinsed),add chopped eggs,relish and green onion.
  3. In a small bowl, mix all dressing ingredients.Pour over the vegetables.Serve with any meat for dinner or serve it with salmon, rice,and beans like I did for dinner tonight.

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About Nopal (Cactus) Salad

Course/Dish: Other Salads
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Mexican
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Wheat Free
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy

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