Nopalito Salsa

Healthy and easy—a great salsa for snacking or adding to just about anything!

  1. Place nopales in a large pot with water and boil until tender, about 15 minutes. Rinse with cold water in a strainer and set aside.
  2. While nopales are cooking, in a medium bowl add the tomatoes, jalapeños, onion, cilantro and the juice of half a lemon. Mix lightly.
  3. Add the cooked nopales. Season with salt and pepper and serve with the other half of the lemon.
  4. Notes: Jarred nopales have too much sodium. Fresh is best! If you use the nopales that come in a jar, rinse and drain them before adding the rest of the ingredients.
intermediate Level | 30 minutes Total time | 20 Calories


  • 2 c diced fresh nopales, rinsed, thorns removed
  • 2 large tomatoes, diced
  • 2 jalapeños, sliced
  • c diced onion
  • 1 lemon, cut in half
  • c chopped cilantro
  • salt and pepper to taste

Nutrition Information:

Total fat: 0 g; Saturated fat: 0 g; Trans fat: 0 g; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Sodium: 10 mg; Carbohydrates: 5 g; Fiber: 2 g; Sugars: 2 g; Protein: 1 g; Vitamin D: 0 mg; Calcium: 48 mg; Iron: 0 mg; Potassium: 222 mg

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