I used canned nopalitos to avoid having to cut up and cook the cactus paddles. They come in two types, brined and pickled. Use the brined version for this recipe or cut back on the vinegar in the dressing if pickled is all you can find.
Mix the Salad ingredients in a suitable bowl. Blend the dressing ingredients and pour over the salad. Allow this to sit (refrigerated) for at least one hour. Add the garnish ingredients, stir and serve.
A study has shown that nopales seem to help diabetics keep their blood glucose down when eating certain types of meals. If you'd like more info go to: http://tinyurl.com/2y4zub to see a reference to the study.
Each (app 3/4 cup) serving contains an estimated:
Cals: 117, FatCals: 49, TotFat: 6g
SatFat: 1g, PolyFat: 2g, MonoFat: 3g
Chol: 0mg, Na: 134mg, K: 302mg
TotalCarbs: 13g, Fiber: 5g, Sugars: 2g
NetCarbs: 8g, Protein: 6g
I served this with some low-carb Mac-N-Cheese. It was delicious and my 1 hr BG reading was lower than I expected.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (78g)|
|Recipe Makes: 8|
|Calories from Fat: 15 (28%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 1.7g||2 %|
|Saturated Fat 0.1g||1 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 0.7g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 0.2g|
|Cholesterol 0mg||0 %|
|Sodium 43mg||1 %|
|Potassium 201.5mg||5 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 8.7g||3 %|
|Dietary Fiber 1.9g||7 %|
|Sugars, other 6.8g|
|Protein 2.4g||3 %|
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Calories per serving: 54
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