Ensalada De Nopales Y Camarones - Cactus and Shrimp Salad

25 mins (prep 10, cooking 15)
13 ingredients
4 servings
Cactus is a common and tasty food item in Mexico and parts of SW USA. Cactus, or NOPALES as they are known in Texas and Mexico, can be found fresh and needle free in the produce section. You can even find jars of Nopales or Nopalitos (little (pieces of) Nopales) in the ethnic aisle of your grocery store. If you choose to use those please drain them and rinse them well. Green Beans or chayote can be substituted if cactus is not available. The nutritional info here is not correct as the olive oil is used for coating the items you are grilling and in the dressing. Not all of it is consumed. This recipe is from La Comida Del Barrio (meaning Foods from the neighborhood) Latin American Cooking in the U.S., by Aaron Sanchez (Clarkson Potter, 2003) This dish would be wonderful with any Mexican cerveza (beer) or with a crisp and fruity Sauvignon Blanc.

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Serving Size (61.15 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 306.92 Calories from Fat 272.61
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30.29g 186.37%
Saturated Fat 4.1g 82.03%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 32.66mg 5.44%
Total Carbohydrate 8.09g 10.79%
Dietary Fiber 1.55 g 24.86%
Sugars 1.14 g %
Protein 3.29g 26.32%
Vitamin A 865.14IU% Vitamin C 84.03mg%
Calcium 186.94mg% Iron 6.49mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
medium red onion, nopales, freshly ground black pepper, medium shrimp, corn tortilla