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Nopal Salad


  • 1 Lb bag of fresh Nopal Cactus (prickly pear)
  • 1 medium chopped Onion
  • 2 medium chopped Tomatoes
  • 1 cup of chopped Cilantro
  • 3-4 Serrano chiles, seeded and chopped
  • 1 ½ tablespoons Chef Merito Adobo Creole Style
  • 2 Tablespoons Chef Merito Lime Juice (or fresh squeezed)


Fill a medium size pot with enough water to cover 1 bag of fresh Nopal cactus.
Bring water to a boil and add the Nopal cactus.
Cook the cactus aproximatly 2-3minutes (or until tender) then remove and drain the water.
In a medium size mixing bowl, combine cactus, onion, tomatoes, cilantro, serrano chiles, Adobo Creole seasoning and the juice of the lime.
Mix all the ingredients well. efrigerate ½ hour or longer before serving.