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I developed this recipe for my special diet after living in Mexico for a couple of years. You can find prickly pear cactus at your grocery store in the specialty food section.—Hope T. Woodhead, Tecate, California
MAKES:
32 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:
32 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 3 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 3 medium Golden Delicious apples, grated
  • 2 cups diced cactus pads
  • 2 small zucchini, grated
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • Juice of 2 limes or lemons

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 8 cups.
Originally published as Prickly Pear Salsa in Birds & Blooms December/January 1998, p55

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 14 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 4mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein.

  • 3 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 3 medium Golden Delicious apples, grated
  • 2 cups diced cactus pads
  • 2 small zucchini, grated
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • Juice of 2 limes or lemons
  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 8 cups.
Originally published as Prickly Pear Salsa in Birds & Blooms December/January 1998, p55

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