Ensalada de Napalitos: Cactus Shoot Salad

Total Time:
20 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
5 min

Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients
  • 4 fresh cactus pads, or 1 pint jar cactus shoots
  • 1/2 cup green onion, chopped
  • 1 cup tomato, chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 1 fresh green jalapeno, stems and ribs removed and chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, mashed
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
Directions
  • Begin by blanching cactus pads in salted boiling water until tender, for about 5 minutes; then shock in ice water.

  • Julienne cactus pads into strips lengthwise. In a small salad bowl, mix in the green onion, tomato, cilantro, jalapeno, and cactus pads.

  • In separate bowl mix garlic, oil and lime juice. Add all the other ingredients and season to taste with salt and pepper.


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