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Nopales and Couscous Salad
Nopales and Couscous Salad

Category: Side Dish | Serves: 4

(39 ratings)

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 120
Protein: 3 g
Carbs: 19 g
Fat: 4 g
Saturated Fat: 1 g
Sodium: 410 mg
Fiber: 1 g

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Add some fun to your whole grains by adding nopales (cactus!), complimented by lemon juice, cilantro and chiles.
Ingredients:
2-1/2 cups cooked whole wheat couscous
3/4 lb small edible cactus (nopales), prickers removed
1/3 cup lemon juice
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
1 small red onion, coarsely diced (about 3/4 cup)
1 fresh chili pepper
2 Tbsp cilantro
Directions:
1 Cook couscous according to package directions. Steam nopales about 4 minutes. Cool and cut into ΒΌ inch wide strips.
2 Combine lemon juice, salt and olive oil; blend. Toss with nopales and onion. Remove stem and seeds from chili, then dice into small pieces.
3 Add to nopales and toss. Combine with couscous and cilantro and mix well. Cover and chill until serving time.
4 ENJOY!

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