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Lentil Cakes with Nopalito Cactus Tequila Salsa

Servings : 24 servings 
Preparation Time :
Difficulty : Easy 

I've written the ingredients as per the original recipe, but I've never been able to find Nopalito cactus in the UK, so I experiment with whatever the veg shop has in thats different, it usually works.

Ingredients

For the Lentil Cakes
1 cup Red lentils
1 cup Green French lentils
1 cup Mixed peppers; sweet and hot, diced
1/4 cup Spring onions sliced
1/4 cup Onions; diced
2 Eggs
1 cup Whole wheat flour
1/4 cup Snipped chives
1/4 cup Carrots and celery; diced very small
Salt and pepper

For the Salsa
1 Nopalito cactus; diced small approximately 1/2 cup), thorns and needles removed
1/2 cup Mixed peppers; sweet and hot, diced
1/2 cup Mixed citrus supremes. chopped (orange, grapefruit, lime)
1/2 cup Diced tomatoes
1 tb Chives, sliced
3 tb Cilantro, chopped
2 tb Onion, diced
2 Limes, Juice of
2 tb Olive oil
salt and pepper
1/2 cup Tequila

Method


Cook lentils separately in salted water until tender, about 15 minutes for the red and 25 minutes for the green. Drain and pat dry.

Puree red lentils and mix with whole green lentils and remaining ingredients. Divide into 24 equal portions and pan fry until golden brown.

Salsa:

Mix all ingredients together.





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