Cactus salad? Yes ensalada de nopales!

Ensalada de nopales is a really easy meal to prepare and is very common in my house at least. It has a twist of flavors, you are able to taste the sweet cactus leaves and the spicy chile. This is definitely a good mix!


  • 4 Cactus leaves
  • 2 Tomato
  • half an avocado
  • 1 or 2 chiles (depending on the spiciness as desired)
  • 1/4 of an onion
  • 1 bunch of cilantro
  • fresh cheese


  1. Wash all ingredients.
  2. Dice the cactus leaves. Make sure the thorns are cleaned off.
  3. Boil the diced cactus leaves for as long as needed.
  4. While the Cactus is boiling, Dice the tomatoes
  5. Dice the onions.
  6. Put all the ingredients together as they are getting cut.
  7. Cut the cilantro in small pieces as well.
  8. Cut the avocado in a way that it is easy to mix.
  9. Add the avocado seed so the salad won’t turn brown as quick.
  10. Add the cactus once it is boiled thoroughly.
  11. Mix all the ingredients together.
  12. Add a little bit of salt, as much as you desire.
  13. Then mix again šŸ™‚
  14. Add fresh cheese to add some flavor to the salad.
  15. Congrats! You finished making the salad.
  16. You can enjoy the salad with a tostada.



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