NOPALES (Cactus) AND COUSCOUS SALAD
Makes 4 servings
Each serving equals three 5 A Day servings
2 1/2 cups cooked, whole wheat couscous
3/4 lb small edible cactus (nopales), prickers removed
1/3 cup lemon juice
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
1 small red onion, coarsely diced (about 3/4 cup)
1 fresh chili pepper
2 Tbsp cilantro
Cook couscous according to package directions.
Steam nopales about 4 minutes.
Cool and cut into ¼ inch wide strips.
Combine lemon juice, salt and olive oil; blend.
Toss with nopales and onion.
Remove stem and seeds from chili, then dice into small pieces.
Add to nopales and toss.
Combine with couscous and cilantro and mix well.
Cover and chill until serving time.
Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 122, Protein 3g, Fat 4g, Calories From Fat 27%, Cholesterol 0mg, Carbohydrates 19g, Fiber 1g, Sodium 400mg.