Fix yourself a delicious Mexican Cactus Salad (Ensalada de Nopales)

According to the Encyclopedic Dictionary of Mexican Gastronomy, nopales salad is very common in Mexico City and surrounding states, and is usually accompanied with tacos, or as a garnish for any roast meat.

Nopales salad is a healthy and easy recipe to prepare. You just need to cut the nopales into small pieces, cook them, and add onion, tomato, cilantro, and dried oregano. Nopales salad is rich in vitamin C, fiber, potassium, and ammonia acids.

We leave you the recipe so you can try this delicious dish:

What do you need?

  • Nopales
  • Onion
  • Tomato
  • Panela cheese
  • Cilantro
  • Dried oregano
  • Salt
  • Lemon juice
  • Vinegar


  1. Wash and cut the nopales into small rectangles and place them in a container with water and salt for half an hour.
  2. Rinse the nopales in a stream of water and cook them in a pot with water, salt, and a splash of vinegar
  3. Remove them from the heat when they are tender
  4. Chop the onion, tomato, panela cheese, and cilantro to mix to taste. We recommend adding a splash of lemon juice with salt and pepper to give it a better flavor.
  5. Source: Justo.MX

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