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Balsamic Greens with Sliced Nopalitos


Courtesy of Amy Crowell
Photography by Holly Henderson

Most any kind of green works in this recipe. I think purslane would be fabulous and is easy to find from August to November (or until the first serious freeze).

Super easy

Balsamic Greens with Sliced Nopalitos


For 1 Person(s)


  • 1 large bunch watercress
  • 1 large bunch mustard greens
  • 1 large bunch spinach
  • 1 large bunch arugula
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups sliced nopalitos
  • Balsamic vinegar

Balsamic Greens with Sliced Nopalitos Directions

  1. Wash and roughly chop the greens.
  2. Caramelize the red onion in the olive oil for 7 to 9 minutes. Add the nopalitos to the onions and sauté for 5 minutes.
  3. Toss in the greens and cook down for 2 to 4 minutes. Sprinkle the vinegar over the greens as they cook. Serve warm.

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