ABOUT THIS GREAT MEXICAN SALAD!
There's no salad more characteristic
of classic Mexican cooking than
Ensalada de Nopalitos
(Salad of Prickly Pear Cactus Paddles).
It's easy, really delicious and you can buy
fresh cactus "paddles" at
El Torito Grocery Market
2753 Cherokee Street.
Scrape 6-8 cactus paddles (leaves).
Make sure you remove ALL the outside skin & spines.
Cut into 2" sections, and saute or boil until tender.
Combine with a cup each of cubed red onions,
chopped fresh tomatoes, and 1/2 cup fresh cilantro.
Combine with 3 tbsp. olive oil, the juice of 3 fresh limes
and salt/pepper to taste.
Toss and serve.