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Monday, July 21, 2014

Heading to the lake

I've got the chance to go camping for a few days. Can't believe I've only been once this summer!
Hope to do some campfire cooking and catch a fish or two.
Mainly looking forward to relaxing by the lake. :)
Hope everyone has a great week!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Grilled Cactus (Nopales) Salad with Spicy Chipotle Dressing

This is one of my Char-Broil Allstar cooks. It's an easy salad to put together while you have the grill going. Any of your favorite veggies can be used.
For this salad I added grilled corn, red onions, black beans, crumbled asadero cheese, and grilled yellow and red peppers to the grilled prickly pear cactus pads.

I harvest cactus pads from the pasture but the grocery stores in most areas carry them now. They are known as Nopales in some areas. Not once have I driven across the pasture and said "darn, a nopales just flattened my tire". lol  I call em cactus. :) The small hand sized pads are nice and tender.
Use a sharp knife to remove the thorns and I like to trim around the edges..

Rub the veggies with olive oil, season with coarse salt and cracked black pepper before hitting the grill..

The grilled cactus salad with spicy chipotle dressing....
You can make the dressing as spicy or mild as you like.
The full recipe is posted at Char-Broil Live Jeanie's Grilled Cactus Salad

If you get the time, please take a peek. Thank you!! :)