Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Cactus part II

Here is another recipe I came up with using the cactus.

Marinated Nopalito Salad

2 cups fresh nopalito
1 onion, halved and thinly sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 pickled jalapeno or about 12 pickled jalapeno slices, minced
1/4 cup olive oil
1/3 cup lime juice
1 15 oz can black beans
1 cup frozen corn, thawed
2 roma tomatoes
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
1/2 tsp. salt
pepper to taste
more pickled jalapeno, minced

Puree the garlic, jalapeno and olive oil in a mini food processor. Stir in the lime juice. Pour over the nopalito and onions. (I boiled my nopalito for 7 minutes in salted water first, but it may not be necessary). Place the mixture in the fridge and marinate overnight. Add the rest of the ingredients and serve.

I used tortilla chips to scoop it up and eat it. It would also be good with spinach or lettuce over tortilla chips like a taco salad. I definitely think it needs something crunchy like the chips.