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SCRAMBLED EGGS WITH EDIBLE CACTUS

Makes 4 servings

Each serving equals one 5 A Day serving
Prickly Pear Cactus Medicine: Treatments for Diabetes, Cholesterol, and the Immune System by Ran Knishinsky


Ingredients
2 Tbsp pine nuts
1/4 lb edible cactus (nopales), de-prickered, rinsed, and cut into 1/4 inch squares
2 Tbsp peeled and diced medium-hot chili-pepper or low sodium diced tomatoes
1 3/4 up egg substitute
salt and pepper
cooking spray

Toast nuts in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring often; reserve. Spray nonstick pan with cooking spray. Stir in cactus; toss gently over moderate heat until crisp-tender (about 4–5 minutes). Stir in chili-pepper.

Blend eggs, adding salt to taste. Add eggs to cactus and chilies. Stir often until set. Sprinkle with pepper and pine nuts and serve hot.


Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 52, Protein 10g, Fat 0g, Calories From Fat 5%, Cholesterol 0mg, Carbohydrates 2g, Fiber 0g, Sodium
 

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