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Cactus, Zucchini and Red Pepper Salad

Make your next party the talk of the town by serving this colorful salad of cactus, zucchini and red pepper tossed with a cilantro vinaigrette.

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  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

1/2
cup olive or vegetable oil
1/4
cup white wine vinegar
1
tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
1/8
teaspoon freshly ground pepper
8
cups water
1
tablespoon salt
1/2
lb fresh prickly pear cactus pad, peeled, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
2
small zucchini, thinly sliced
1
medium red bell pepper, cut into 1/4-inch strips

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Directions

  • 1 To make vinaigrette, in small bowl, mix oil, vinegar, cilantro, 1/2 teaspoon salt, garlic and pepper with wire whisk until well blended.
  • 2 In 3-quart saucepan, heat water and salt to boiling. Add cactus. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Boil uncovered 5 minutes; drain. Immediately rinse with cold water, or plunge into large bowl of ice and water; drain. Repeat rinsing and draining twice.
  • 3 In large bowl, mix cactus, zucchini and bell pepper. Add vinaigrette; toss to mix.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
175
(
Calories from Fat
160 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
18 g
18 %
(Saturated Fat
2 g,
2 %
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
290 mg
290 %;
Total Carbohydrate
4 g
4 %
(Dietary Fiber
2 g
2 %
),
Protein
1 g
1 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
32%;
Vitamin C
72%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1 Vegetable; 3 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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