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Such is Life Ensalada de Nopales Azteca

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Ingredients

  • 4 cups fresh nopales, scraped, washed and chopped *
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 3 serrano chile peppers
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 of an avocado, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons queso fresco or goat cheese

* Nopales preparation instructions

Instructions

  1. Bring a pot of water to boil. When it is boiling, remove from heat and add nopales. Let them soak for about 5 minutes.
  2. While nopales soak, chop the tomatoes, onion, cilantro and peppers.
  3. Rinse the nopalitos with ice water and set them on a paper towel to drain.
  4. In a salad bowl, toss the chopped vegetables with the oil, lime juice, salt and pepper.
  5. Place the sliced avocado on top of the salad and garnish with cheese.

Yield: 4 servings

Nopales are healthy. One cup contains 60 calories and plenty of vitamin C.

Approximate values per serving: 203 calories, 13 g fat, 6 mg cholesterol, 4 g protein, 22 g carbohydrates, 8 g fiber, 102 mg sodium, 58 percent calories

Source: Chef Jorge Gonzales, Such as Life Restaurant, Phoenix, Arizona


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