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Ensalada de Nopalitos

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


4 servings

—Taste of Home Test Kitchen


  • 1 jar (15 ounces) sliced cactus, rinsed and drained
  • 2 medium tomatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon dried Mexican oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup crumbled queso fresco


  1. In a large bowl, combine the cactus, tomatoes, onion and cilantro. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the oil, vinegar, lime juice, oregano and salt; shake well. Just before serving, drizzle over salad and toss to coat. Sprinkle with queso fresco.

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