cactus (napales) salsa

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By Lou Kostura
from Belmont, CA

This is such tasty stuff, years ago a Mexican friend of mine showed me how to prepare cactus leafs. I'm so glad he did as this makes a wonderful salsa. The nice thing with this is you can heat it up or tone it down to your taste. I've actually toned this batch down from my normal salsa as I wanted the flavor of the cactus to shine thru.

serves 6
prep time 30 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For cactus (napales) salsa

  • 1 1/2 lb
    cactus leafs, cleaned and diced
  • 4
    roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1
    onions, vidalia, peeled and diced
  • 3
    jalapenos, fresh minced
  • 4 clove
    garlic minced
  • 1 bunch
    cilantro, fresh chopped
  • 6
    fresh limes juiced
  • 1 tsp
    sea salt
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How To Make cactus (napales) salsa

  • 1
    Clean stickers from cactus leafs, cut into 1/4 inch dice. Place in pot of water and boil 10 minutes.
  • 2
    Drain and rinse cactus in cold water
  • 3
    Mix all ingredients in bowl and refrigerate 2hours. Mix again and serve with chips
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