Cactus Salad

 

2 cactus leaves - shave off thorns

                          cut into 1/4 inch strips

                          slice strips so they are approximately 1/2 inch long

boil 2 quarts of water in saucepan; add cactus and simmer about 10-15 minutes (may need to skim off "drool"); drain

mix in other ingredients:

                         1 red onion chopped

                         1-2 tomatoes chopped

                         1/2 cup or so cilantro, chopped

                         2 Tbsp - 1/4 cup lime juice

                         2 Tbsp - 1/4 cup oil

                         salt to taste

 

Note: Cacti or "Nopales" are great for maintaining healthy blood sugar levels, weight loss, cancer prevention, heart health, glowing skin, boost immunity, help with sleep, digestion and metabolism, and reduce inflammation. 

Nutrition and vitamin content: riboflavin, vitamins A, B6, C, K, copper, iron, fiber, calcium, potassium, magnesium and manganese.