Cactus, Chayote, and Green-Apple Salad

Cactus, Chayote, and Green-Apple Salad
Photo by Mikkel Vang


  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 scallions
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Granny Smith apple
  • 1/3 cup raw (green) hulled pumpkin seeds
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • + 4 more ingredients
    • 2 chayotes
    • 4 navel oranges
    • 1 pound fresh nopales (prickly pear cactus paddles)
    • 5 tablespoons olive oil

Put 1 cactus paddle, flat side down, on a work surface. Scrape horizontally from narrow base of paddle toward wider end with a vegetable peeler or knife to cut off thorns and brown spots. Dethorn paddle on other side in same manner, then trim all around edge. Repeat with remaining paddles, then c...

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