Recipe Tips

How to Use the Remaining Cactus SaladServe the remaining cactus salad as a tasty side dish for your favorite grilled meat.  Or, use it to add flavor to your favorite tacos or burritos.  Or, for a change of pace, spoon it over hot scrambled eggs topped with Cotija cheese.

Make it EasyWant to enjoy this delicious topping on your RITZ Crackers without all the work? Substitute 1 cup rinsed and drained jarred cactus for the freshly cooked cactus.  Toss with the remaining salad ingredients before refrigerating as directed.  Taste the salad before seasoning with the pepper and remaining salt since the salt in the jarred cactus might already be providing enough seasoning to the salad. 

VariationsFor a change of pace, substitute fresh lemon juice or white wine vinegar for the lime juice. For added flavor, season the salad with dried oregano leaves to taste. Or, stir finely chopped fresh or pickled jalapeño peppers into the salad before refrigerating.  Also, queso blanco or feta cheese can be used instead of the Cotija cheese.


Amount per serving Calories 130
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g
Saturated Fat 2g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol <5mg
Sodium 230mg
Carbohydrate 12g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Total Sugars 2g
Added Sugars 1g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A 2% DV
Vitamin C 4% DV
Vitamin D 0% DV
Calcium 4% DV
Iron 4% DV
Potassium 2% DV
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