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Cactus Salad
Source: dLife

Tender crisp cactus with cherry tomatoes and a sweet, tangy lime dressing.

Rating:
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Nutrition Facts

Makes 6 servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 52.1
Total Carbs 6.9 g
Dietary Fiber 3.0 g
Sugars 2.9 g
Total Fat 2.5 g
Saturated Fat 0.3 g
Unsaturated Fat 0.3 g
Potassium 271.5 mg
Protein 1.9 g
Sodium 88.1 mg
Dietary Exchanges
1/2 Fat , 1 1/2 Vegetables
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Note: One or more ingredients from this recipe are not included in the nutritional analysis above. Either the ingredient is missing from our database or is listed as "optional" in the recipe.
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Servings
Ingredients

Salad
2 quart  cold water
1 1/2 lb  Cactus, nopales, slices, fresh
2 tsp  salt
0 1/4 tsp  baking soda
1 1/2 cup  fresh cherry tomatoes
0 1/2 each  red onion
6 piece  fresh romaine leaves

Dressing
2 tbsp  fresh lime juice
1 tbsp  olive oil
1 tbsp  cold water
1 tsp  cider vinegar
2 each  SPLENDA┬« No Calorie Sweetener packets
0 1/2 tsp  oregano leaves
Directions
  1. In medium saucepan, bring water to boil.
  2. Add cactus, salt, and baking soda and simmer 20 minutes, until cactus is soft, yet crunchy.
  3. Transfer cactus to colander, rinse under cold water, strain well. Set aside.
  4. To make dressing, in small bowl, whisk lime juice, oil, water, vinegar, sugar substitute, and oregano. Chill until ready to serve.
  5. When ready to serve, toss cactus, tomatoes, onion with dressing.
  6. Arrange lettuce on serving plates. Top with cactus salad.

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