Always wanted to find a way to prepare cactus? This salad is a unique way to use this delicacy! See All Quick, Healthy Recipes in 30 Minutes or Less : Fruits & Vegetables : Fruits And Veggies More
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • 2 cups cactus pod, chopped
  • 1 medium jicama, chopped
  • 1 orange, peeled, sectioned, and sliced
  • 10 cilantro stems with leaves, chopped
  • 1 ½ tsp cumin seed
  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • Seeds from cactus pear fruit
  • Pinch of salt (optional)
Mix the cactus, jicama, orange, and cilantro. Combine vinegar, cumin, chili powder, and salt and pour over cactus mixture. Add several seeds from the cactus pear and serve.
Serves: 4
2 Cups of Fruits and Vegetables per Serving
Fruit and /or Veggie color(s):
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Nutrition Information per Serving:
Calories: 90
Total Fat: 0g
Saturated Fat: 0g
% of Calories from Fat: 0%
% Calories from Sat Fat: 0%
Protein: 2g
Carbohydrates: 20g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Dietary Fiber: 10g
Sodium: 25mg
Each serving provides: An excellent source of fiber and vitamin C, and a good source of vitamin A, potassium, manganese, magnesium, iron, and calcium.

Recipe courtesy of the Utah State University Cooperative Extension.
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