Servings: 4

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Nopales Cactus Salad


1 8-ounce package Frieda’s Cactus Pads
1 11-ounce can mandarin oranges, drained
1 cup whole kernel corn
1 tablespoon lemon or lime juice
1 teaspoon chile powder
Shredded green or red cabbage
1 avocado, peeled and thinly sliced


Remove thorns from cactus leaves according to package directions. Cut into julienne strips. Steam strips over boiling water for 5 minutes. In bowl, combine the cactus strips, drained mandarin oranges (reserve juice), and corn. Add lemon or lime juice and chile powder to taste. Blend mixture well. Chill several hours or overnight.

To prepare salad, arrange shredded cabbage on individual serving plates. Top with marinated vegetables. Garnish salad(s) with avocado slices.