Recipe for Such Is Life Ensalada De Nopales Azteca


    Such is Life Ensalada de Nopales Azteca

    4 cups fresh nopales, scraped, washed and chopped
    2 tomatoes
    1/2 of an onion
    1 bunch cilantro
    3 serrano chile peppers
    2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    1 teaspoon lime juice
    Salt and pepper to taste
    1/2 of an avocado, sliced
    3 tablespoons queso fresco or goat cheese

    Bring a pot of water to boil. When it is boiling, remove from heat and add nopales. Let them soak for about 5 minutes.

    While nopales soak, chop the tomatoes, onion, cilantro and peppers.

    Rinse the nopalitos with ice water and set them on a paper towel to drain.

    In a salad bowl, toss the chopped vegetables with the oil, lime juice, salt and pepper. Place the sliced avocado on top of the salad and garnish with cheese.

    Makes 4 servings.

    Approximate values per serving: 203 calories, 13 g fat, 6 mg cholesterol, 4 g protein, 22 g carbohydrates, 8 g fiber, 102 mg sodium, 58 percent calories from fat