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Cactus Salad Recipe & Wine Margaritas

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Simple Cactus Salad Recipe

Cactus Salad Recipe

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Serves: 6


  • 1 pound of nopales (a.k.a. cactus paddles) cleaned and chopped
  • ½ chopped red onion
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 ½ cups of halved cherry tomatoes
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 serrano peppers diced
  • 3 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 ½ tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup cotija cheese chopped


  1. Bring a large pot of water to full rolling boil. Add the chopped nopales and boil for a minute before removing from heat and straining. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
  2. Using ½ tbsp. of olive oil, sauté the red onion and garlic in a skillet for a few minutes or until slightly soft. Set aside to cool to room temperature
  3. While waiting to cool, combine the remaining ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly.
  4. Once the nopales and red onion have cooled, mix them into the bowl and serve!

Wine Margarita Recipes

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February 18, 2022
Cupcake Vineyards, Livermore, CA

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