To celebrate Cinco de Mayo, Chef Amalia Flores joined Gayle Guyardo, the host of the global health and wellness show, Bloom, to share a delicious, refreshing cacti salad recipe.

Nopal is a common name in Spanish for Opuntia cacti. There are about 114 known species in Mexico, where it is a common ingredient in numerous Mexican cuisine dishes.

Ensalada de Nopales/Cacti Salad


  • Nopales (cleaned, chopped, and cooked)
  • Chopped Tomato
  • Chopped red onion
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Lime
  • Lemon
  • Olive oil
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Pomegranate
  • Cotija cheese

To serve:

  • Tostadas
  • Corn Tortillas

You can watch Bloom in the Tampa Bay Market weekdays at 2pm on WFLA News Channel 8.

Bloom is now part of DBTV Network, seen in over 300 million households worldwide, including Roku TV, and Amazon Fire.

Bloom also airs in 40 markets across the country, with a reach of approximately 36 million households, and in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and Madison, WI.