2 cactus leaves – shave off thorns
cut into 1/4 inch strips
slice strips so they are approximately 1/2 inch long
boil 2 quarts of water in saucepan; add cactus and simmer about 10-15 minutes (may need to skim off “drool”); drain
mix in other ingredients:
1 red onion chopped
1-2 tomatoes chopped
1/2 cup or so cilantro, chopped
2 Tbsp – 1/4 cup lime juice
2 Tbsp – 1/4 cup oil
salt to taste
Note: Cacti or “Nopales” are great for maintaining healthy blood sugar levels, weight loss, cancer prevention, heart health, glowing skin, boost immunity, help with sleep, digestion and metabolism, and reduce inflammation.
Nutrition and vitamin content: riboflavin, vitamins A, B6, C, K, copper, iron, fiber, calcium, potassium, magnesium and manganese.