For thousands of years the paddles and fruit of the Nopal Cactus (nopalitos) have been used by natives in Mexico and U.S. as a natural health food. They make great summer salads and will help you in your battle with arthritis.
I've included some recipes using nopal cactus here because of the supreme anti inflammatory properties of the nopal cactus fruit. It is nothing short of miraculous how a simple fruit juice can do so much for the human body.
If you have your own favorite salad recipe (it doesn't have to contain nopal, lol), and you'd like to share then please add it to our free forums post. You can include pics and graphics, even include your own video. Even better, you don't have to register or give away your email address. You can even brag to your friends and show them your work on Facebook or Twitter.
Drain the nopal cactus really well to remove any slime and salt and allow to drain. In a medium size mixing bowl, mix together ~ tomatoes, onions, cilantro, jalapenos and cactus. Squeeze the juice from both lemons over the mixture. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Add garlic salt to taste and serve.
Salads are a great way to help us lose weight, gain energy, and absorb good nutrition.
If you have a favorite salad recipe please share it here. You can even share it on facebook and brag to your friends about your new internet presence :D
Click below to see contributions from other visitors to this page...
It's the fruit of the cactus that is most potent, especially when formulated into a juice.