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Prickly pear cactus salad is fresh and bright with tomatoes, nopales, and lots of cilantro, plus lemon juice.

Prickly Pear Cactus Salad

Prickly Pear Cactus Salad

Bright, fresh, beautiful salad to serve as side dish or focus of a great campsite lunch.

Simple, delicious salad you can whip together right at the campsite. Fresh chopped tomatoes are best, but you can get by with canned if you have to … just be sure to drain them well. The jalapenos may bring some heat, but you can never tell how hot until you taste. Best recommendation is to work your way up to all five.

Prickly Pear Cactus Salad
 
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Simple, delicious salad you can whip together right at the campsite. Fresh chopped tomatoes are best, but you can get by with canned if you have to … just be sure to drain them well. The jalapenoes may bring some heat, but you can never tell how hot until you taste. Best recommendation is to work your way up to all five.
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Recipe type: Lunch or Dinner
Cuisine: American Camp Cooking
Serves: 4-6 servings
Ingredients
  • ½ large jar of nopalitos (drained, rinsed, dried on paper towels)
  • 2 cups tomatoes (fresh or canned) – chopped
  • ½ cup white onions – large dice
  • 5 jalapeno peppers – seeds and veins removed, minced
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves – roughly chopped
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • Garlic salt
  • Black pepper
Instructions
  1. In mixing bowl combine cactus, tomatoes, onions, jalapenoes, and cilantro.
  2. Squeeze juice from both lemons over the top.
  3. Cover and put it in your camping cooler for at least one hour.
  4. Remove, toss again, and sprinkle with garlic salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste.
  5. Serve.
 

 

 

 

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